Thursday, October 30, 2008
Genie has graciously given me the above blog award, which carries with it the following stipulations:
Pass this award to five people, four dedicated followers plus one new follower to your blog who lives in another part of the world. Please link back to the person who gave you this award.
I've linked back to Genie already, which is the easy part.
Here are my four dedicated followers:
As for an new follower from a different part of the world, I'm choosing Jennifer who lives in Texas. Technically not from a different part of the world, but Texans are usually the first to admit that their state is a world apart.
Thanks, Genie, for the honor. I am flattered and pleased.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Doug had made a great fire pit, lined with rocks (slate, I think) from the nearby river. He had previously cut down some dying trees on his place, ash and oak, which made a wonderful fire.
This is really rustic, al fresco dining! I think that's part of a painting scaffold serving as a buffet table.
The sun about to go down behind the rock wall facing the fire pit area.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I brought along a significant portion of my fiber stash and invited the ladies to use anything they wanted for their projects. They had fun choosing their own colorways and just playing with the different elements.
This is Lizzie's piece. She was the youngest participant and kept things fresh and lively. I like her color choices, shapes, and composition here.
This is my version of the small bag we made. It's not quite finished (note the pins at the top of the bag where I have yet to stitch it closed) but it's a cute pattern that I modified from here. It has a gussetted bottom that makes it seem roomier.
Friday, October 24, 2008
This will be festooned with purple and black netting.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This rose obviously didn't get the memo that fall is here. Note the little friend on the top petals.
Hope you're all having a good week.
Monday, October 20, 2008
As promised, here are some photos from Artful Taste of Autumn. We were poolside this year, which made for a very nice setting.
John and Chris have absolutely fantastic plantings around their place.
We had a little visitor under one of our tables. This is a katydid.
There are a lot of interesting architectural elements around John & Chris' place. I like the gargoyle light fixtures.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sorry for the uninteresting stuff, but I'll follow up soon.
Hope you're all OK.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The other good news is that I did go to Hobby Lobby, not for knitting needles but for yarn. I bought 5 skeins and some circular needles with a shorter cable than the one I've been using. So it was not a trip without side benefits.
These are all yarns I bought, and in the proper colors, from the Hobby Lobby website. I got a skein of plain black wool, too, but you can use your imaginations there. It's the same stuff I knit that first hat with a couple of days ago. All in all not an unfruitful trip. I have much more knowledge, at any rate, and understand better what I'm up against.
One more bit of good news: The weather for Artful Taste of Autumn this Saturday is supposed to be PERFECT. Sunny, blue skies, and temps in the upper 70s. I will, in fact, take photos.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It's felting yarn, wool yarn apparently made especially for felting. Something tells me I'll be checking into this fairly soon.
Hope you're all having a fantastic Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Here are some photos from the VAAM exhibit at the Lincoln Art Center in Lincoln, KS. The art center is located in an old building downtown, which has the original pressed tin ceiling common to buildings from the mid part of the 19th century, including some houses. I thought it would be interesting to include a photo of it here.
Here's a photo of the gallery at large. You can see the ceiling here, too.
This is work by my friend Michaela, whom I've blogged about before. She's a very interesting and talented lady.
And here's my little contribution. I can't think why I didn't photograph this from the opposite direction too, but there are a couple more pieces on the other side. You'll just have to take my word for it, I guess!