Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday at Maren's

Anne's wonderful punch needle piece. 
We were given a lesson and I can't wait to get to work on my first piece.

Maren's latest quilt. She created many of the fabrics herself and shared them in a workshop with her quilting group.

Our group of rug hookers who are also quilters, punch needlers, metal artists, painters and pastel artists!

Had to include a shot of Henry sleeping with his pet bird.

More from "Just Folk"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hooked rugs at "Just Folk"

 some of the wonderful vintage hooked rugs at "Just Folk" in Summerland, CA. Make a visit yesterday and got to see all the wonderful new things. In honor of our rug hooking meeting tonight I posted a few of the hooked rugs on display.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday at Maren's

Our stitching group inspired by the work of Sue Spargo met at Maren's lovely home on Monday evening.
Maren brought out one of her art quilts that she is currently working on. I LOVE it!  What fun colors and fabric. She plans to add a thin blue border and then do some quilting.

Another one of Maren's art quilts....

Colleen's wonderful wool and velvet embroidered brooches.

Cathy brought this colorful art quilt for us to see. Made by Sue Spargo and Tonye Phillips.
Such great colors and lots of hand stitching.

Another quilt that Cathy brought. 

Barbara's been stitching and learning lots of cool new embroidery stitches. She also brought hand dyed velvet and wool to share in delicious colors.

Flowers from Maren's garden

. What a fun evening of dining on fare from the garden, visiting with new friends, and lots of show and tell and even some sewing~

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A new rabbit for Fall

My newest rabbit. Just finished hooking him last night and sewed him up today.

I decided to hook up a pumpkin with no face this time. 

On my weekly visit to the local thrift store I found this embroidered tee shirt for under two dollars!
Hope to use it in some recycled clothing projects I am working on. Too small for me to wear, but I loved the stitching. Made in China to look like Mexican embroidery I think.

And while I was taking a photo of the rabbit this little guy was chattering away on the phone cables across the road. I think he was taking  a little siesta as he just lay up there for quite a while. This is where I get my inspiration for the hooked squirrels I make...and I think I might start a new one tonight!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Crow and pumpkins

Just got these hooked up for "Muse" a sweet little shop up in the Napa Valley. I also need to make 30 fabric mushrooms to decorate their Holiday tree.  I love making mushrooms so I am anxious to get started on my next projects.  Of course I have about 10 other projects in the works because I can't seem to just work on one thing at a time. Keeps life interesting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Early harvest

Sunday morning we had our little Farmers Market in Painted Cave where I live. A nice gathering of locals and visitors came together in the morning fog to trade produce, crafts and stories.
Our visiting musician Santiago, a Quechua from Peru played throughout the festivities.

Baked goods kept coming out from the kitchen..scones, stone fruit upside down cake, fresh fruit coffee cake and hot tea and coffee for everyone.

Barbara had her hand crocheted hats for sale.

Chris made bird houses...

fresh basil....yum!

Brought home some of Larry's apples for Justin's lunches...

Ellie and tomatoes...

Phil's homemade bread went fast.
I managed to sell a few things and headed home to work in our garden for the rest of the day.