This weekend has been totally given up to family and fun.  Our #2 child is home from school, junk food is in evidence, and we have accomplished little of any worth.  We mostly try to sit around and stare at him when he will allow it.

Other than child-watching, I’ve been making some art and dyeing some yarn.

Vicki’s Pocketful Round Robin Book has been out on my table for the last two weeks, and I’ve been working on it here and there.  I knew what I wanted to do the second I saw it — her book is titled "Habit" on the front cover and in my mind that immediately translated to "Habitat" and the idea of where I live — my comfort zone.

I have a beautiful rubber stamp of Catherine Moore’s that I love — an old garden chair that reminds me of my cottage garden, or at least of my pre-drought cottage garden, so I immediately envisioned using that stamp, making it multi-colored to represent all the colors in the garden and the pleasure I take in sitting quietly and enjoying it.  So, I did this.


And strangely enough, chair was the theme at Wednesday Stamper this week, so this is my chair piece of stamp art, as well.

The other side of the pocket is done almost in a glue book fashion, using some of my own photos from the farmers market this summer.


I made a little babble to go inside the pocket — it’s an altered plastic tag that I’ve used images off of an old bird-watching book and an optometrist’s lens on, and tucked it inside the pocket.


Vicki’s book is beautiful — full of watercolor pocket pages and happy, pretty art.  She’s going to be so happy when it comes back home to her!

After making art I did some dyeing.  I’m working on presents for friends and family, several wholesale orders, and some yarn for the stocking at Elliebelly to benefit Heifer dot org.  If you missed out last week, please drop by on Thursday when new yarn will stock and you can bid or buy raffle tickets, with the proceeds going to support a great charity that helps hungry people become self-sufficient.

Because of all the requests, I’ve done some Paintbrush yarns in "boyish" colorways.


and a silk/cashmere blend in the "Wanton" colorway.


There will not, however, be any organic merino this week, as a certain someone decided to claim the yarn I had measured out for her own.


10 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Your work in Vicki’s book is lovely. The yarns are cool looking. The cat looks quite pleased. And how nice to have all the family together for a few days.

  2. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. How nice to have your son home for awhile. Has he changed any?
    Love you work in Vicki’s book. This is the best RR ever!

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