Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fabric Sharing

Fabric Sharing
So I have been cleaning out my linen box and separated it all into counts with a nice separate box for each, but at the end of all my sorting I found that I had some nice pieces of non linen even weave.
I am not sure how I ended up with these pieces of even weave but since they are just sitting here wishing someone would put them to good use I am going offer them up. 
I have two groups I tried to group them by similar types.

GROUP ONE 
Found a new home
Fabrics like Heather field
Includes one Adams Original pillow.
This group pieces are all different sizes a few large pieces.


GROUP TWO
Found a new home
Fabrics like Melinda, Linda, Jobelan, Jubilee. 
 Some of these pieces are quite large if adding them all together most likely over 2 full yards. 
 Both pictures are of same pile so you can have an idea of color and total amount.


So do you use this type of fabric??
Are you in need of some????
If you would like it and are willing to pay shipping shoot me an email and it can be Yours!
I am not sure of shipping cost but my guess is around $10.00 priority in US.
I would prefer not to ship overseas due to high cost based on weight.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Perfect Picture

 
I am one always longing for a perfect picture only to be disappointed with the lack of my photo graphic skills.
Yesterday it happened the perfect picture no cropping no enhancing, just the way it came off the camera.  I think the lake was trying to give some thing as it was holding on to the fish.
I took pictures and knitted all day while Danny chased the elusive fish on Percy Priest Lake.
I got the perfect picture and a pair of slippers knitted, Danny caught approximately 6 fish in 10 hours  my returns were better, but the day was beautiful so all were happy! 
 
 
 Fall Cyprus Tree

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Walk

 
What have I been up to.....
Working, Stitching, Fishing and Walking!
Yesterday at lunch time I went for a walk on the State of Tennessee Ag Campus, its a nice place to walk with trails on its 200 acre Campus there is plenty to see.
 
 
This was the lone Iris in the Iris Garden the weather has been so nice I think that this one got confused that it is fall and not spring.
 
 
 Up near the Ag museum there is a garden it contains items that are commonly grown in Tennessee
Cotton


The Little garden has a lovely picket fence around it I'm still trying to talk my husband into making me one.
 



This big bumbler getting punch drunk in the warm sun.
 




The walk ended rather abruptly in the gardens behind my building.
If you look closely you can see the HAWK flying up in to the trees.
Well nosy me wanted to see what he had been up to in the monkey grass, I think I startled him as much as he did me.  I never did get to see what he had over there because as soon as I got close he came swooping down to get me out of there.  He did not really have to make his point as I turned and ran thinking gosh they do have pretty sharp talons! 
So thus ended my walk.
 

 
 Last Saturday I went to a dying day with the local rug hooking group.
They had guest speakers demonstrating natural dying.
I took velveteen to practice on and this was the result.
We used three mordants Alum,  Iron, and Copper.
We dyed with hibiscus blooms ( the pinks), woad (the two blue grays), Osage Orange (yellow) and the green is over dyed in a chemical dye.  This was great fun and something that I would love to experiment with more. 

 
One last picture of me with the biggest Bass I have caught to date, weighing in at 6.8 lbs.
Not to worry after his photo shoot he is back in his lake swimming around.
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stacy and Gigi at St. Charles

Back from St Charles Market
I saw lots of great new items to stitch and I now have to decied which to start.
I am the worst with my camera I get to busy looking and fail to record it for all of you to see, however there were lots of cameras flashing so I know you will get a great overview of market if you just search the web.
I spent most of my time surrounded by Stacy Nash's new Designs enjoy a picture tour of her booth.



Pumpkin Harvest top shelf
Thistles and Spells



 
Mourning Tree

Whaling Ship
 
Potions
 
Miss Baxter
From Berry Chapel Road (aka Deer Road)
 
North Winds Blow Kit

Then I was able to spend some time with Gigi's Samplers
She brought over lots and lots of Antique Samplers from her collection here are just a few.
She also had may antique pieces of linen clothing with fine hand work it was like being in a museum.




All were lovely, but I think the Spotted cow has moved into position for my next start he is just lovely!
I will try to post sooner rather then later, this summer has flown by and I'm still trying to figure out where the time has gone.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mirrors

This is a quick post.  Yesterday I was helping with an estate/yard sale and I met a young crafter from Franklin she made some purchases... huge tote full of yarn, lamp, rugs and 2 MIRRORS we got everything in her dads car but the mirrors we still have them and I was hoping she might read this post and give me a call 477-3520 I would like to get them to her as I'm sure she was going to do something fabulous with them.  I hope your reading this.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Diversions

A few distractions from Work Work Work
 
The diversions that we all look forward to.
 
Things that make the mundane bearable.
Projects that fill my mind and home.
 
 Gigi's Red Deer
This has been a joy to stitch, fun colors, crazy flowers and one awesome Deer
Red Deer that is.... don't they have a beer by this name???
 
Lovely basket for some posies
 
The following has been a long time coming.
Started in 2010 the year of the 100 year flood in Nashville.
I sat knitting while I watched the water rising in our neighbors yard for 3 days, and then the rain stopped  and so did I.
Until this spring when I finished the knitting and felting.
I still have the lining to put in, its the green fabric the purse is sitting on and I'm still looking for the perfect handles.
I am pleased and it is huge and will hold lots of stuff.


 
Flowers have been blooming



 
A snap of a stitch along I'm doing with Irene and Anne in England. I realized when they were going fabric shopping for the lining of the box that I didn't have any, so off I went...
Always fun to HAVE to go to the quilt shop.
(sorry for the wrinkles figured it was now or never as I can talk myself right out of posting)

 Stacy Nash- Emilia Poole

 
So there you have it a few items that make me smile and keep me going back every morning to the dirt lab.
Happy Mothers Day
Hope you all have a wonderful one.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Items for Sale


I have been trying to clean some items out of the house.
While I hate parting with cool stuff, I must as I just have to much. 
And I also have a new goal all moneys made from these sales will be saved for a trip so I am not so sad to part with cool stuff.
So on offer today 
TEST TUBE HOLDERS
If you look closely in above picture Stacy Nash used these in her booth at the Nashville Market 2013 they are holding some of her famous tulips.

Item A
Sold

 Item B
Item C
SOLD

I am asking 25.00 each plus shipping
I will ship anywhere, but due to the weight overseas shipping may be expensive.
If interested please email me at sutton.carmen@comcast.net