I have had many requests for this flower pattern and got up the gumption to get it all together for you, my creative readers. To celebrate Spring, here is the Frilly Peony. Continue reading
This week I said goodbye to one of my hooked rugs, packing it up to go to Texas. A customer who loved it purchased it recently and so I took it out of storage and examined it in detail. I took the opportunity to take a few Continue reading
This chair had my name on it at St Vincent DePaul’s. The scratched up finish does not put me off because no one would be offended if I painted over it. Which will likely be a project for Continue reading
I started to collect vintage hooked rugs 10 or so years ago. Unlike many collectors I was not looking for rugs of great value, but what drew me to aquire a rug was purely love. If I loved the colors or the design. And being on a limited budget Continue reading
Here is my work in progress of the day: This is a small snippet of Le Petit Chateau, a new hooked rug design for next year’s catalog. Continue reading
My new studio space is move-in ready and I am moving in! My first priority was housing my wool for rug hooking. Continue reading
Not so long ago, the business of Primitive Spirit was very crowded. There was studio A, a small room where most of the work happened. Continue reading
Aqua is my favorite color. For the moment. Favorites do change. Or modify. Green has been my favorite color for a long while now, but I went with aqua to freshen things up. I still feature green everywhere. But aqua is the green of choice. Continue reading
This is a blog about my artistic life and my love for color. I hope that you will want to drop by for a visit again so that we can think about rug hooking and other fiber arts, dyeing wool, and being creative in all of life. Here is my rug hooking frame set up in my new studio in my home in Oregon. I have my trusty cup of tea at hand to give me courage. My garden lies fallow outside, the bones of which give me ideas for growing peas and tomatoes and morning glories.
My mind loves the fullness of life, of all of my creative pursuits. One feeds off another. And I will hook on my rug and daydream this winter. I love winter and the time to dream.
So welcome to my dreamland.