A patch of this a smidge of that

In my wool kitchen today, putting wool away from an order, washing wool, and dreaming of lovely color combinations.

It is so wonderful to have wool in my hands, examining each texture and color nuance.

I love to organize it by color, creating soft muted rainbows of fabric 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

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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

Waste and Want

tiptoe hookingAs a rug hooker I am always trying to find ways to use my linen waste. Linen backing fabric is expensive and being a very strong fiber has potential for reuse. Waste not want not. When was the last time you heard that saying? Perhaps it is time to dust off that old quote from yesteryear. It has come back into fashion as we now call it Continue reading