Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year Notions

I received the loveliest bouquet of flowers for my birthday today. My daughter helped to pick and arrange them and she even managed to keep it a secret for the two days before they were delivered. I love the contrast in colors between the snow storm outdoors and the bright palette of flowers inside.

Last night I was inspired to finish a sweater that I have been working on since September. It never actually became a sweater, because I could never seem to get the sleeves just, I left it as a vest and embellished it with my favorite medium, wool roving, and my favorite gadget the Clover Needle Felting Tool.   I chose to make up my own pattern and I went with a bluebird/barnswallow type bird on a branch and some spirals because they are my favorite design to draw (and my daughters as well).

I also got a chance to try the blanket stitch and I even added a whip stich to it as well. I stayed up until 2:30am, but it was all worth it....because my little gal insisted on wearing it all morning and has been showing it off proudly to whomever might come to visit us during this lovely winter storm.


  1. testing.... ha! it worked this time!

  2. Creative! Astoundingly adorable and unique!
    I loved the design and the swirls . . . :o)


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