HAPPY EASTER-SEEDS & THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM-STARTING SCENTED GERANIUMS-THE PERFECT FRAME-NEW PROECTS

27 03 2016

GREETINGS

It’s an overcast but warm day here, too early for spring flowers only the pussy willows are out but tulips are sprouting up and soon bouquets will be all over the house.  Cindy bought me an Easter Lily which is one of my favorite flowers.  The kitchen smells of them and the last hyacinth.

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STARTING SCENTED GERANIUMS

I love Scented Geraniums.  My friend Susan sells them and I always buy a few.  This is the first time I have tried to start them myself.  I used a rooting hormone that my Mom had and so far so good.

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The Pussy Willow starts are all doing well.

NEW PROECTS

I have found embroidery again and love to do it evenings.  I have this pattern which I plan to do for some of my shows this year.  I will make them into little whimsical pillows

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PEA SEEDS, FLAX SEEDS AND THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM

I picked up my pea seeds and will be planting them soon

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.  I have also ordered some flax seeds from The Hermitage in Pa.  Just enough to grow a small 5ft x 10ft plot of flax.  Hoping that I can produce enough to spin into linen yarn.  So exciting.  I have been picked as a volunteer for The Linen Symposium which will be held in August at Old Deerfield Village.  I am over the moon about that.    The symposium is full with a waiting list.

FINDING THE RIGHT FRAME

When my children were young we spent a lot of time at Old Sturbridge Village.  I love the time period and it was an educational experience for all.  I did this piece in the early 80’s and it has been frameless for many years.  This has become a priority in recent weeks to find the right frame.  There are fewer places to find old things these days but I did find a shop and was thrilled to find this frame.  It is perfect for the piece.

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I also found a marble sink that may be a replacement for the ugly 60’s sink that is in the bathroom now.  Measurements will be taken to see if it will fit.

MAHATMA GANDHI

This is my favorite quote by him and something I try to live by. As we see our country declining we see an increased rate of animal cruelty..

“The Greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it animals are treated”

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day. Carole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





KNITTED EGG COVERS – NEW CHAIR

20 02 2013

Hello,

Ricky and Christopher came last night and have been a great help to me already.  We hope to get a business inventory, the barn cleaned and me on Etsy before the week is out.  Of course other things come up like getting the new chair which took much more time then we planned.  

Knitted Egg Covers

I finally finished a knitted egg cover from the pattern from Peace Fleece.  It was quite easy to knit up and finishing took a little time.  I really enjoy making them because they are so fast and can be finished quickly.

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The beak ,waddle and comb  are needle felted and sewed on .  I did some needle felting on them after they were sewed on to really make sure they were attached well.  I did needle felt the eyes on.  Now that I have made one it will be much faster to complete more.  

New Chair

Ever since my knee replacement finding chairs that were comfortable and that were easy to get up from was hard.  I really didn’t have one that was comfortable.  I went down to Home Furnishings in Greenfield and found this beautiful chair  that was easy to get up from and comfortable.  

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The boys moved the old chair into the kitchen so on cold days I can knit in front of the wood stove.

The large sign is from I business I once had on the Mohawk Trail called the Sugar House.  

Tomorrow night the boys and I are planning to go to Belchertown to watch Tea play again.

Thank you for reading my blog and hope you have a wonderful day.                         Carole