Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today is dedicated to catching up on house cleaning and laundry chores and wiping the Triad's paw prints off the windows.  I've been neglectful lately because there are so many things I'd rather be doing-- but today, I'm in a rare mood that calls for dusting, straightening, finding a place for all the books, (those read and reviewed, those  read and not reviewed, those in the TBR pile), etc.

The trick will be to avoid going upstairs at all.  Once I enter the studio, I can find way too many things I'd rather do.

I'm blaming Susan Cuss for my latest obsession.  I had looked at this several times and have seen other versions and love both Jennifer Rochester's and Karen Ruane's work, but when I saw Suz's lovely efforts, I could no longer resist.

So far I've included buttons, pearl beads and flat beads, a tiny twig, an almond shell, a washer, some jewelry findings, and gravel, all sandwiched between two layers of cloth and embroidered over.  Another time-consuming passion.

White, ivory, and pale brown floss and a wide variety of embroidery stitches.  Filling one spot and then another.

And what else do I want to do?  Make some felt with wet felting, get out my embellisher and needle felt.  Oh, and some more eco dyeing experiments.  And papier mache' items, the messy kind with torn newspaper and flour paste.  And work on some dolls with air drying clay and flea market treasures, AAQI quilts, more prayer flags, and work to prepare the garden, read, do yoga and read yoga.

But first:  laundry and vacuuming and all of those things I've been putting off.  There went the buzzer on the dryer.  I need to fold those things and put them away and return to chores while still in the cleaning mood.


  1. So, you're blaming me, are you? I blame Deb and Marjolein at stitchinfingers. They got me into this!
    Your pebble is taking shape beautifully! Are you now addicted, too?

  2. Yep, I'm blaming you. :) You are the one who set me over the edge, Suz. You were the tipping point! And yes, another addiction. Do you wander about the house, opening drawers, and wondering what else you can include?

  3. Hello, Your pebble is looking fantastic. I look forward to seeing what else you add to it. You are right Suz pebble is very inspiring. She has also inspired me too. Hugs Judy

  4. Thanks, Judy! I've added a few more beads and tiny stones--may be about time to wrap it up! Suz has finished hers. :)


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