Tuesday, February 28, 2012


To market, to market, to buy...

A lot of fabric!

My daughter and I attended the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA this past weekend. It is overwhelming to see so many quilts, fabrics, sewing machines, tools, dolls and wool. It is a great way to see all of the latest styles and new techniques. We are now brimming with creativity and new ideas!

Also I had to do a little antiquing on the way home but not much because I bought a lot of fabric. Enjoy the pictures of all my purchases. The last picture is a hint of what has been going on in the studio lately. I will show you the finished pieces soon!


Indigo fabric from South Africa, lots of prints, wool and vintage crochet lace.

 The one antique I bought, an early 1900's NC pottery jug.

Teaser of work in the studio!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Tree

I have a year round tree in our living area decorated with seasonal ornaments that I make. The ornaments are made with mostly wool fabric. For Valentine’s Day there are hearts, doves, angels, a snowman and an “I Love You” Raggedy on top, and even woolly doughnuts on the tree!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine Ornament Tree

I Love You

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Hutch

Do you have a favorite cabinet, mantel, or a place in your house that you like to change with the seasons? Mine is the “Hutch.”

Our main living area is one big room: kitchen, dining and living all together, so the hutch is a focal point in the room. I usually change displays at Christmas, Easter, and with Fall being my favorite.

Right now the hutch has an arrangement of firkins, baskets, pottery, old utensils in a crock and a couple of wood bowls.  The little stone fireplace has some of my favorite smalls on it and has two woodsmen along side. The woodsmen I made. Their bodies are wood branches with carved and sculpted faces and beards of wool.  Their coats are from very old quilt scraps, and the packs on their backs are made from my handspun and hand woven wool fabric.  

The ball sitting on the metal plate is sometimes called a clutch ball or puzzle ball. They are great for bowl fillers or can even be used as a pincushion. I made this one from my grandmother’s velvet skirt and some of her buttons.

The crocks below the hutch are old and from my family. The large brown one was my grandmother’s molasses crock!

Enjoy the pictures of the different seasons of the “Hutch.”


February 2012

The Woodsmen

Clutch Ball

Oh So Blue!