Friday, November 30, 2012

TRAC Holiday Studio Tour

The studio is open today from 12 to 5, Sat. and Sun. 10 to 5 for the 
TRAC Holiday Studio Tour.

I have two trees full of angels and handwoven ornaments.

I will keep posting pictures when I can!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Studio Tour

Still lots to do to get ready for the Toe River Arts Council Holiday Studio tour.

If you are in the mountains for the weekend please come and visit.
Check out TRAC's website for maps and info.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Wild Turkey Gobbler

We have so much to be thankful for: our family and friends, our home, good food on the table, our loving pets, living in the mountains, our health, and the ability to be creative.

My grandmothers Home Comfort wood stove recipe book.  
 We have been blessed. 

Pog, Sadie, Monica and I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Unwelcome Visitor

If you look carefully on the tree branch to the left, you will see my unwelcome visitor to our bird feeder this morning!

Hawk waiting for breakfast

Friday, November 9, 2012

Rug Finish

I am still weaving rugs and making ornaments for the upcoming studio tour. I have three rugs hemmed and ready to tag. I think they turned out nicely. The denim ones are harder 
to make simply because they take more effort to cut the strips, sew them together and 
to beat them into sturdy rugs. The others are simpler and easier to beat and 
the new Toika loom is a dream to work on!

I always hem my rugs. I serge the ends and then use a triple rolled, hand stitched hem using upholstery thread. Fringe is an easier finish but I always thought it made rugs look messy and that is always the first place that starts to wear.

Denim Log Cabin

I still have time to finish a few more rugs; but time is running out, and I am running out of steam. After the tour I am going to take a couple of months off and enjoy the holidays. I have so many projects to work on for myself and the house. I am looking forward to a snowy winter, but if there is not much snow then that will be all right too. The house will still be a warm and cozy haven for Pog, Sadie and me to be together in!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


The first day of November dawned here in the mountains,
 looking and feeling like the first day of January!

There is some blue sky appearing! 

I wish everyone especially the ones in the northeast could have
 a warm, cozy day in their homes. So much heartache for them.
Prayers for all who have lost their homes and are suffering so much.