Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Surrounded by Talent

Copied from an email of Lynne O'Brien Lines ( easier than trying to explain myself) These are members of the Highland Hookers, RHD Group.

Dianne and I felt so honored to be a part of the unveiling ceremony in Parrsboro on Friday, Feb. 19th. It was very well done. There were manylocal dignataries there as well as The Honorabe Ross Landry, Nova Scotia Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Many of you may remember the song Lydia Quinn and Francis Smith played when they presented the idea to us last year. Well, that song was sung by Audra Raulyns, herself a victim ofspousal abuse. There was not a dry eye in the place. What a voice!!!!!! I was able to get a picture of some of the members of the committee for the Cumberland Chapter . In the picture you see Francis Smith, Judi Giroux,Lydia Quinn, Dianne and myself. They were very, very pleased with the mat. Our mat was to go with the Remember Me silhouette. A lady from Parrsboro (Debbie Beil) hooked a mat that will be under the silhouette of Bernice Mills who was shot by her husband in 1997.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bye Bye Insulation and a Touch of Green

I said goodbye to that ugly insulation in the basement kitchen (future kitchen) finally the whole area is white and clean. Now if I can get that little man to come back and fill in the screw hole and surface the ceiling I'll be on the phone with the electrician. I learned that our electrician's visit is only half my cost the other half the bill $$ will be coming O goodie, second part is attaching the wiring into the front plates and panel.

You will notice in the second pictures has a fireplace, I argued and argued to save this old fireplace entrance, the brick will be white washed and a wonderful design/ focal point.

And last but not least for my weekend's color picture. I took this picture with my kitchen plant just to help show the tones of this green (well brownish) color. Tonight is a gorgeous purple ummmm stay tuned.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Weekend Stars Project

Just a little weekend project with a leftover edge of my rug burlap. I'm using some recycled wool and just hooking outward till I run out of wool, great strategy eh? LOL

Do you know what this is?
To the untrained eye it looks make a mess, well it is but .... this is the future kitchen sink of my Studio. The copper, ABS pipe ,electrical and natural gas water overflow lines had to be adjusted before my drywall guy can finish this area.

New cool color coming tomorrow, I'm seeing green.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fun and Games

Transitional Dying Fun and Games this week, I was not really concerned as much about the colors as the technique, so in saying that I threw in several layers of stripes from the mismatches ends box.

Each of these pieces is a different color : blue, soft pink, two pieces of red dipped dyes, natural, and camel herringbone, tan and beige .

Second night of fun was using these recycled pieces below to bleed into my natural Dorr stripes, the brightest colors of wool are lower quality wool that I would only cut by hand 'but' they are awesome colors to re-dye my natural and light camel herringbone.

Colors start to bleed through in the first 15 minutes on this is my second Transitional Dying project.

Final project, I think these are nice soft colors for Easter.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Three New Colors for my Wool Collection

And the wool addiction continues, my newest colors right off the drying rack - Sweet Lilac, a Dark Dark Oceany Blue, and another shade of Sea Green with reddish speck.

I'm hoping to sketch my Seascape today I can finally envision my pattern and that is the hardest part. It's not going to be elaborate a waterfront scene with a small old Dory Boat docked and the foliage along the waters edge. I'm still unsure if there will be any people, animals or buildings on the waterfront, but I'm refusing to copy off any pattern.

This is a little angel we saved this week, this is the only reason I tolerate the 2 legged creatures.

When I look into Leia's puppy eyes this 10 week old puppy who was saved with 2 other of her litter mates, her mother died shortly after giving birth as there was still one puppy inside her with the owners unknowing. Leia and the other 2 puppies that didn't die just after birth as some of the others because of the neglectful ownership having been saved being bottle feed from 5 weeks old at the LA Animal Shelter and are off to new loving homes.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Busy Bee this Week

Not alot of blog postings this week, work and personal life seem to have absorbed most of my energy, O and did I mention that I sit on the local Animal Shelter Board. Fun and Games this week, with the shelter you know the animals are not the problem most of the time it's the 2 legged creatures that get in the way to success.

Bought myself a new Dye Pot this week, three new colors to share with you tomorrow.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Marbleized Wool

I did my first Marbleizing project this weekend, my colors are not as nice as Gene Shepherd's but they will do. I'm definitely putting yellow and teal in my next Dorr Order.

These are also two new colors I dyed this weekend. They are both greens, the one of the right is a blue / green more for an ocean scene and the left is a grassy green.

This is the order that came in this week, you should have seen the two of us getting this from the post office in a shopping cart into the car, I think they should invest in handles.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Time is Ticking along

Time is ticking along and March 26-28 is coming fast, I'm going to be taking a course from Joyce LeMoine on Seascapes , two things that I need to do :

1# pick or design a pattern
2# dye the wool needed for this class

It is the dead of winter here and the thoughts of the local shoreline just gives me chills OMG all that ice and cold. I was Google'ing last night and saw Palm Trees and Blue Oceans, I'm unsure what to do at this point.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hot out of the Pan

New Colors this week, this is the pot full of wool with the 4 different colors marrying together.

These are two end results from the dye bath, sort of a Santa Fe look.