Saturday, December 17, 2011

This Boot's For You, No Me...

Oh what a wonderful, but all too short mini trip to Taos, New Mexico last week. We had so much fun! And there was snow! We made boots!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Have Been Busy

It is that time of year again. The Block Street Art Sale in less than 2 weeks and I am going to be ready. Here are a few of my creations.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It Is Looper Time Again

It is that time of year again. Time for the Block Street Art Sale the first weekend in December and I am really going to be ready this year. I love the event, I love to have this sense of rushing toward creativity. I have planned all year and dyed and crocheted and woven runners and rugs and I am on a roll. Love the action, I do, and then the restive feeling afterward. So here are a few new rug shots and I am off and running.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The New Girl

Yes, it is a new loom. She looks right at home here and she is dressed and ready to go. I was so lucky to have found her and I can't wait to start my first project and see how she does.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Is In The Air! Yipee!

What a most wonderful time of the year here in the Arkansas Ozarks. It is cooler, less humid and lovely. My good friend Fibertwin and I traversed the Ozark Hills and went to an Alpaca Farm yesterday Green Ginger Alpacas on a lovely overcast day that turned to full sun on the way home. Sadly I don't have any alpaca photos, but I did get the low water bridge we crossed. Enjoy the Fall, Winter may not be far behind and there are tons of great things awaiting discovery.

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Things Fibonacci

NO, the cats aren't fibonacci. They have new cubes. The runner is the fibonacci experiment.

Datura, Angel's Trumpet, Etc...

My datura are very happy right now. They are blooming like crazy. There are many names for this beautiful plant, Angel's trumpet, Datura stramonium, known by the common names jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed,thorn apple, tolguacha, Jamestown weed, stinkweed,locoweed, pricklyburr, devil's cucumber, hell's bells, moonflower [1] and, in South Africa, malpitte and mad seeds, is a common weed in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family.
The plants smell like tobacco and produce a lovely flower. All parts of the plants are poisonous and have been known to cause death in extreme cases of overuse. Lovely to look at though. I hope they volunteer again next year.rumpet flower is often found in home gardens and is known for its distinct fragrance. Well I have purple datura and the white moonflower kind. They smell like tobacco and the flowers are beautiful. I had the white one volunteer this summer and I got the purple at a garden center near here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fresh Off the Loom!

The light and the textures make a real difference in how this runner is perceived. What at first seemed like 5 color blocks turned into much more as I wove. There really is a sense of "personality of it's own" with this yarn. I am especially fond of the curls in the natural part and the striations of natural color.

I am very happy with the way this runner turned out. The textures and colors are indicative of the different changes I see in the desert and mountains of New Mexico. To me the deep blues and purples represent the early evening shadow that one sees along the bottom of the sunsets out by the Rio Grande Gorge.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Dog Days of summer they say. It has been over 100 degrees here where I live for at least the past six weeks. Yesterday was the first day of a break at 97. This morning early some rain finally came. All around the trees were dying or going dormant already and the grass was long past gone. As I stepped out the front door this morning everything looked as if it were drinking in the precious moisture.The morning glories held their heads up high and the datura were pristine in the light of a cloudy morning. They say more is on the way. I hope Fall is not too far behind... The new work on the loom reflects the seasonal changes coming. Transitional was the word when I was in another business a thousand years ago...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

On the Wall and Onward

At last, my latest made it off the loom and onto the wall of my office/studio. It did not make it to New Mexico for the Ghost Ranch show. I am kind of glad since I am enjoying looking at it and my walls seem bare over here. I am loving working with this Lincoln yarn. It is entirely different than the other yarns I normally use for a wall hanging or weaving a rug. Tapetes de Lana in Moro, New Mexico is a wonderful place to spend some time watching the process of the wool spun to a delightful product such as this. Go visit them if you have the chance. You will be glad you did.