Well I did have a nice creative night in the studio. I went to a basket of already cut noodles and found what inspired me for a tea cozy. I find I enjoy the spontainious times more fulfilling. With needle and hook and leftover linen and a variety of colors I have a small tea cozy that I will enjoy for a long time.
I decided to make a 1 1/2 cup tea pot cozy instead of a large pot size. I only drink about the small one at a time any way. I used cording for the rounded edge which gives it a nice finished look. To ensure no backing is showing between the cording and hooking, from wrong side, press seam allowance to the middle of hooking. It snugs right up and fits nicely.
Now comes the job I really do not like doing but will not procrastinate in making the soft lining to hold the heat in. I sewed a double folded strip of wool in a loop to attach on top for removing.If you would like to do one, look in your craft box or drawer of little items, add a round curtain ring or bobble from a piece for broken jewelry.
well so far I have kept my promise to myself and post often. Now that I had my college student come give me a few lessons on posting I need to practice often and get it in the “brain”. I really am a right brained person and need to see what and how things need to be done….sooo, two so far!
hope everyone uses this “in time” to create and finish old projects and create new. I finished an over the door mat last night by finishing with crochet edge. It is a new pattern of mine called Enough For Two. It is two little foxes facing each other with a cherrie tree between them. This was inspired by 2 little guys who ran up and don the side of my street all summer long with no fear. The cherry orchards are just up the hill so it came to fruition!
Getting ready for my studio open house on Saturday from 1-3 so out there for the rest of the day to hang and arrange more mats and rugs. I love to organize and make everything look new so out come the slidders to move furniture , the vacuum and Murphys! Will sit and enjoy it tonight by the little stove with a nice glass of wine and soft music! Enjoy your cabin fever time!
A new needle group will be forming at the studio soon! “NEEDLE AND HOOK” is a night of discovering many new ways to incorporate all the needle arts you have used, enjoy and learning new ones.
Rug hooking, embellishing, quilting, applique, needle felting, embroidery all in one! Small projects will be taught to inspire you in your larger projects.
Join us on Sat Jan 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 to check out the studio and with bins full of beautiful wool, wool yarns and threads use in our projects. Getting together with others is a hands on learning experience. Someone always has a thing to add to the group and get your mind thinking in new ways of creating.
SEE YOU THEN!
Happy New Year!
Resolutions? Keep Moving forward, take time for myself,post often, try new things……..
The ground is covered in it’s winter blanket and 5 degrees today. Taking out a favorite antique tea cup and saucer and brewing tea in an ol English tea pot. Tonight I will go out to the studio and play by designing a wool tea cozy.
A pot of soup is on the stove in my favorite copper kettle. I will sit a small table in front of the kitchen window and watch the snow falling softly.
A mix of antique Flo Blue and Ironstone with unmatched antique silver ware and cloth napkin with cotton lace will grace the table for my special time.
A simple meal served with my favorite collections and a view make for time to let my mind go to a dreamy place to create before heading to the studio.
Why not live your dream….enjoy and be in the moment!
A trip to Texas to visit children and grandchildren I took a day to meet and visit Edyth Oneil in Fredricksburg Texas. What a delight! It was one of my dreams and all it took was a simple email and 3 hrs travel time!She has always been an inspiration and much in common as Antique dealers. collectors of Antique China head Dolls, as well as and not least, designed and Hooks rugs!
I purchased one of Edyth’s large dolls ready to be dressed! She did have a name from Edyth but it was only giving an proper to name her Edyth!
Another evening this winter in the studio, I will pull out baskets of antique fabrics, buttons and trims to design and make a new dress, knit a shawl for her.
Of course she will need a hand hooked small rug to sit in front of her Windsor chair. So much fun!
The “Thursday Hooking Girls” will begin their new 6 weeks class and doing a Hit and Miss rug to use some of their scraps.
Next week will be an open house for the Fiddlehead Finery Studio for quilters, hookers, and needleworkers who have not been here. The Thursday Girls will be showing some of their finished rugs as well. Go to the calendar and see the schedule for events.
Enjoy your Cabin Fever time…..you will find you don’t have enough cabin time! I know I won’t!!!!
p.s. If you don’t hear from me often, please help me keep my resolution and email me for new postings!
Edyth and her Dolls