As for myself, I am setting aside organizing and get ready for my upcoming trip to Washington Island in Door County Wisconsin. I'll be going to Sievers School of Fiber Arts and take a week long class in digital fabric design taught by Donna Kallner. I have been to Sievers before but it was probably twenty years ago (Yikes! Is it possible it's been that long?) and remember it being a beautiful, relaxing place. I can't wait. After I get back I'll fill you in on the amazing time.
My days are being taken up with continuing to settle into our new home but there is really nothing new to show you (although I have tackled the studio head on but still a bit to go). Therefore I went surfing some of my favorite blogs and thought I would share what Julie is doing over at the adventures of bluegirl xo. She has been experimenting with spun cotton ornaments and created this cute little bird. I felt really inspired by her creations (again) and thought you might be as well. If you really want some eye candy follow Julie's Pinterest boards...a feast of color, creativity and fun.
As I mentioned yesterday, we moved into a new home about three weeks ago. I've moved many times but this time I seem to have lost my motivation and organizational skills. I look at the boxes, especially in my studio and I don't know where to begin. I've been doing all sorts of avoidance techniques, in fact this blog post is one of them. If anyone has any ideas to help me get my mojo back, please let me know! Until then I think I'll go knit!
|Completed shelves filled and ready!|
|How the bookshelf began, but imagine it scuffed up and dirty!|
|Bookshelf and shelves attached to wall with my favorite kitchen art by Charlottesville artist Pam Black|
|The crowd knitting in public|
|Meg Swanson and her beautiful sweaters|
Susan Strawn, author of Knitting America and writer and editorial advisor for Piecework magazine drove all the way from the Chicago area to join the group. She brought with a darling mint green child's snowsuit made from a vintage pattern.
|Susan Strawn and Mary Rowe knitting away|
It was a beautiful sunny day, a great time to sit in public and knit (or spin, crochet and chat).
Many thanks to Maud and Jacquie for organizing and hosting the event.