Saturday, August 31, 2013

Productive Days

A couple of productive days at the looms,

have resulted in some Hit and Miss table runners
and a couple of cabin rugs being woven.

I've had my I Pod playing my favorite music. 
A crazy combination of John Prine, Carolina Chocolate Drops, 
Otis Reading, The Temptations 
and even some Credence Clearwater and Rolling Stones. 
My taste in music is eclectic to say the least! 
The only kind I do not like is county and classical.

My studio floors are beginning to look like this. 
The runners will come off of the loom this afternoon 
and then I will be cleaning the studio!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! 
The last hurray of summer. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Find

The weather has been beautiful the last few days,
 no rain and cooler.
 Pog and I have been working outside,
cleaning up flower beds, trimming trees and clearing brush.

A feeling of Autumn is in the air. 
I love this time of year!
Cool nights, the sound of the crickets and
 the squirrels busy gathering 
for what may turn out to be a long snowy winter. 
I don't mind but since Pog has to go to work, he does. 

Besides working outside in the yard, 
I have put 26 quarts of oven roasted tomato sauce in the freezer,
 made 4 pints of blackberry jam, made 4 runs of pesto and
 next week I will put corn in the freezer.
It is a lot of work but will be so good this winter! 

Oven roasted tomato sauce.

 Sorry I don't have anything from the studio to show you. 
I haven't worked on much, other than to finish up some UFO's 
and I have started piecing a new quilt. 
I'll show that next time since I could not get the pic's to load.

I can show you my latest find. 
While visiting The Collectors Antique Mall in Asheboro, NC, 
I noticed this crock sitting on the floor.

 The dasher and lid are much older and had been married to this salt glazed churn.
There are no markings on the churn (other than the 2) and it is not antique 
nor does not appear to be factory made. 
It has all the characteristics of being hand made.

The price was 32 dollars. 
It came home with me along with 
an old large key and little gray enamel berry pail!

For now it has joined my other crocks sitting under the hutch.

What do you think? 
Did I get a good deal? 

He is a sweetie!
I am dog sitting my grand doggie Jack for the rest of the week!
He and Sadie don't get along very well 
so we are staying quiet and working in the studio between walks.

Hope you are having a good week so far. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to the Looms

I have been away from weaving for a while now 
and need to get back to the looms.
I sold my last cabin rug so it is time to restock,
 before the next studio tour.

Sadie is sleeping in a pool of sunlight by the door.

She is not much help, 
can't throw a shuttle 
but she is a whole lot of company
 and I love her so!

Wishing all of you a 
pampered, spoiled cat kinda day!

Louise and Sadie

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sweet Lips

Ooh and what sweet strawberry lips she has!

 She also has butterfly wings, 
strawberries on her slippers 
and she has picked the velvetiest strawberry in the patch!

Butterfly wings !!

Slippers with little strawberries.

A vintage glass button.

Here she is hanging on the studio entrance door.

I had so much fun making the wings.

Miss Strawberry Sweet Lips is made with my hand dyed wool, 
lots and lots of hand stitching,
 and a whole lot of love.