Monday, May 18, 2015

White Violets

Imported from
my grandmother's garden, years ago.
Still flourishing for me.  :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

A Sign of Spring

We seem to have skipped
the spring weather
and gone straight to
early June temperatures!
Here's a little evidence that spring is actually here.
I love the delicate little crocus,

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Swatching, Again!

It sounded so simple,
I got inspired to try it,again.

I wove a swatch on a small
piece of cardboard.

I put a pot on the stove,
turned on the burner and
put my swatch in.

OOPS!  I forgot to boil the
water, first.

OK, water boiling.  Lots of foaming.
This looks promising!

Hmm.  It sure didn't shrink much!

Another type of yarn to try.
This one is labeled 100% wool.

Off my improvised loom.

Boiling away.

What?  No shrinkage?

Not that I can see.

One more, today.

Just off the loom.

Boil!  Boil!  Boil!

Oh, my goodness!  Doesn't this work, at all?

Well, how about rubbing it
in my hands?

Look at that!

Oh, my!  This is actually the third one.

Much better!  :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Shoes (Whew!)

A young cousin wore these all day
at her grandmother's funeral, yesterday.
When I remarked, she said she walked
all over New York City in them.

Whew!  ;)

I might have done the same,
at her age.  I don't know.
Wearing heels now
is hazardous to my health.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

I love Autumn!

A little green, a little yellow, a little white...

...and the Oak leaves holding tight are just some
 of the things I like about Autumn.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I'm Still Here, I Think!

I'm still doodling,

clumsily cutting myself ,
(trying to clean a pull top soup can
- I'm not very fond of those things)

admiring old cars,

playing with dolls,

celebrating my son's 25th birthday,

listing things on eBay,

and visiting with relatives.

This takes us back about two weeks.

I'm still here.  :)