Sunday, January 31, 2016

Been Too Long Gone


Yep, I've been gone for too long but hopefully its not too late to come back now. 
Seems like the last couple of months have been a blur. 
I can't believe it is now the last day of January!  

There hasn't been a lot of activity in the studio. 
I've had a very hard time getting back to work after the holidays. 
This is what my work table looks like right now.


Sad to say that the beginnings of a bird has been there for over a week. 
The only things I have to show for the last month is a couple of new moths



and a few new ornaments.



The Snowmen and Twinkles (the star with a nose) are the two new ones 
I designed and made for the kids at Christmas. 
I was pleased enough with them to make extra to sell.
The penny ornaments are always a favorite to stitch.
 I had almost ran out of ornaments by the end of last year so 
I need to make a few each week to catch up. 

We survived the big snow storm last weekend but there is still lots of snow around. 
It's going to take a while to melt 14" of snow.
It took us several days before we were able to get our car out 
and then back up our driveway! 

I was sick with a cold the entire time so it was not much fun. 
Hopefully I will be back soon with some new work! 

Just an FYI - Shuttle Hook and Needle is now on Instagram.

If you are a Instagram user then look me up! 
 
Louise

Friday, December 4, 2015

Studio Tour!


The Toe River Studio tour has begun! 
My studio is number 27 (Grenell Studios) on the map.
Info and maps are available at www.toeriverarts.org.

Hours are 12 to 4 today and Sat/Sun 10 to 5pm.

There are lots of rugs, table runners, dishtowels,
 mug rugs, ornaments and critters available! 


Chenille Scarves
Table Runners and Dish towels. 

 
We have hot spiced cider and home baked goodies!
Come see me! 

I'll post more pics as time allows this weekend.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Snow Man with Cardinal


 Meet my new Snow Man!


I think he is a cool guy with his Shibori dyed wool coat 
along with his Cardinal friend and birdhouse! 


  
Back View  
Cardinal has lots of stitching!

Bird house will be warm and snuggly for Cardinal when the snow comes!

Holly and greens make his house festive for the holidays.
He has been a lot of work with all the dyeing, stitiching, embroidery 
but I am in love with him.
This first snowman turned out big at 35" tall.
I have a feeling he is only the first of many and smaller ones are planned. 

Oak Tree has returned from the Toe River Arts Council Juried Art Show. 
Sadly no prize but was very honored to be included in a show filled with 
amazing paintings, photography, glass and pottery. 

Busy, busy time of year but then my entire year has felt this way. 
I can't seem to keep up with my life and the days/weeks are passing in a blur. 

Studio tour is coming up December 4 thru 6 and I am working to get ready for it.
Hopefully after that I can get some rest!!

 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Rugs, Runners, and News…




September went by in a busy blur.

In the studio the busy blur included producing 8 rugs,




  7 table runners
and two sets of woolly pumpkins.






The Cranbrook found a new home so the studio has been rearranged!  
I was surprisingly happy to see the loom go because it will now be used instead 
of gathering dust and taking up space.

The other good news is Oak Tree has been accepted into the 
Toe River Arts Council Juried Art show!
 Very happy about that! 
The show runs from Oct 17th to Nov. 14th.
I will post some photos of the show for you during that time.

On the home front we have gone from being in a moderate drought and then getting 9 inches of rain at our house since last Thursday night.
 I was really looking forward to the super moon and the eclipse but there was no chance of seeing it with all the cloud cover. 
We are now being affected by hurricane Joaquin bringing more rain, which could cause flooding. Seems the weather is so extreme with either feast or famine. 
Thankfully it is not making landfall!  

At least it has cooled off and some leaf color is beginning to appear in the mountains.
Welcome October!
It’s my birth month and my favorite time of year!