In and around the garden

To celebrate lavender season in my garden, all my packaging Continue reading

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Lavender love

Here in Oregon the lavender is in full bloom.

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs so I have lavender growing everywhere.

And since I have many varieties of lavender in my gardens, I have been enjoying their fragrance and beauty, and taking time to harvest them in bundles to dry.

I can then use them for bouquets, gifts, and other crafts. I love how they look hanging to dry! Continue reading

Days of wool and roses

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Here are some new marbleized wools in my Etsy shop. Lately I like to reference my wools with my dye book colors. I have 2 swatch sets: The Dusty Dye Book set and The Vintage Dye Book set. If you have a set this will make choosing colors Continue reading

New in the blog and on Etsy

If you look above you will see that my blog menu bar has two new additions. I now have new pages for tutorials and free patterns.

So now when you want to browse through my blog and find a pattern or a hint, all you need to do is click on Continue reading

A shot in the arm

Here is your chance to make a difference to my creative work on Etsy. Please vote for me in Etsy Small Business contest. It is literally whoever gets the most votes wins, so if all my beloved fans would simply take a minute and vote for me, I just may have a shot at winning $10,000! The contest ends April 7th, so there is no time like the present to click on this link and vote:

https://etsy.wishpond.com/small-business-contest/entries/150607203

You don’t have to be from the US or a subscriber or a customer. Continue reading

Sunflower upside down cake

With Spring right around the corner I feel like I needed a large helping of warm sunflower sunshine. That is what I have decided is the precise dosage for my ills at the moment. I know that I mentioned cake in the title, but I regret to having no recipe. Until the sun warms things up, I have news from my Etsy shop as I continue to add patterns this month. Maybe this can be a creative burst of sunshine for March.

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Seeing things

karen in red scarf in the mirrorI have been thinking about my voice here in cyberspace. Many of you know me as a rug hooking designer through my business Primitive Spirit and that I specialize in vintage style hooked rugs. You may have just found my blog and are interested in fiber arts like knitting or crocheting and enjoy reading about what I am working on.

I thought today I might share some thoughts about myself so that you would understand more about where I am coming from. So here are some things about me. Continue reading