Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome Autumn

Our first day of Autumn in the North Carolina mountains,
 dawned clear and sunny with a full moon over Mt. Celo.

I have finished my fall decorations. 
An early first for me, usually it is mid October.
I just couldn't wait this year. 
I am so anxious for the leaves to start to turn, 
for frosty morns with the wood smoke curling from the chimney
 and fresh baked bread in the oven. 

It's my favorite time of year followed by winter.
Yes, you heard that right, I love winter! 
It makes a difference now that I work at home! 
I can now enjoy cold snowy morns instead of worrying
if I will be able to drive on icy, snowy roads.

Here are a few pictures of Autumn at our house. 
I'm rearranging all the pumpkins and kitties in the studio tomorrow 
now that I have our living space done. 

Happy Return to Autumn Everyone!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time Flies When….

When you are having fun and working hard!
I have been super busy both in the studio and around our home.

I finished weaving and hemmed table runners and mug rugs. 

There are some longer runners and a couple of short ones.
I really liked the shorter ones. 
Sometimes the odd size works great on side tables or under lamps.

Yesterday, Cabin rugs came off the loom.

  This was after they were taken off the loom and rolled out on the deck.

They have now been cut apart, 
the ends have been serged and are now ready to hem.
I use a strong upholstery thread and make a rolled hem on all of my rugs. 
No fringe. I always thought fringe made a rug look sloppy. 
There are six in this pile - five Cabin rugs and one wool one.
I'll show you all of them after I finish. 
There were some really nice one's in this group.

Next on the to do list is to finish an overshot wall hanging on the AVL. 
I am going to need lots of luck with this one!