11 January 2009

Serenity


Serenity, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

My apartment is on the west side of the building facing a hillside to the west and southwest. Especially during the winter, when the sun rides low in the sky, it receives very little direct light. Each day in the mid-afternoon, the sun peeks over the hill and treetops and for a couple of hours, fills the living room with light. Those two hours often find me sitting there, watching the light as it plays across the walls and dances in the old mirror. It's such a serene time of day.

Curly Wool
These balls of curly wool are remnants of my mother's weaving yarns that I brought back from Colorado. Eventually I hope to knit some little sheep from them, but for now, I simply enjoy the wonderful texture!

African Violet
The miniature African Violet continues to send out new blossoms! I've never seen so many on it! How wonderful it is to have blooming plants in January when all outside is cold and ice!

Crazy Quilting or...?
I have another little project in the works! On a muslin foundation, I combined bits of white silk dupioni, pale aqua crepe and pale blue organza ribbon along with a few bits of lace and ribbon trim. Then I added embroidery here and there, filling space a bit randomly. I like the way the organza ribbon adds just a hint of color and the way the Kreinik blending filaments and irridescent threads brink the piece to life! It's sort of an odd little thing ~ I wonder what it will become?!

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