Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How I'm Spending my long Winter Evenings

I bought this fun jar at a second hand shop, I don't thinks it's old but I love the "rusty" key top.
Filled with dried coreopsis the key keeps the color magic safe inside.

Lovely on the piano.

The snow keeps coming and coming. This was my yard the during the last few weeks,
then a January thaw came for a bit but now it's gone and the cold and snow are back.

My garden pots, bird feeder and trees had mushroom tops,

our shed too.

View of our back yard from my studio,

It was below zero most mornings,

the studio windows were beautifully etched by Jack Frost.

On January 1st while watching the Rose Parade I began faithly hand-quilting on my wool quilt. With the quilt wrapped around me while stitching there is no better way to hibernate during our cold winter evenings. I've began calling her "Mother Nature's Sunshine Prints".

I think you all know about Eco-printing from India Flint's first book Eco-Colour. Now she has a new book out called "stuff, steep & store". I just received mine and she's done it again with new ways to dye fabric using plants. Love it. Click on her blog to read more about the book and how to order your own.
Thank you India!


Peggy said...

Kathy, thanks for the heads up about India Flint's new book, I don't know how that got by me. ;) I love the effect of your stitching around the patterns on your quilt. A winter wonderland and a cute snowman pillow, too. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I so love the beautiful pictures of winter out there, so good when you can snuggle inside with a good quilt stitching away. Deb C

Deb Hardman said...

What a nice cozy post!

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