Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh Deer!

September is quickly coming to a close! I've been barely keeping up with the weaving. Lots of inspiration along the trails and at the markets. I'll share some more pictures and get back to work.




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Good Read and a Clear Sky

Those of you that know me would agree that I like a magazine or two to read. :) Well I just found Sweet Paul online so thought I'd share the joy of flipping through a new magazine without the tree guilt. I'm gonna try the Butternut Squash and White Bean Stew on page twelve. Sounds yummy and plenty hearty for a fall supper.

Here's a little of my own fall inspiration. 





On the topic of fall weather, I'm happy to report that the fog has lifted..at least for a couple of days. This is what was missing from the last road picture I posted.




Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rainy Day Rewards

Rain...a hint of sunshine....more rain.....but at the end of the day a double rainbow. I captured this delight on Wednesday. I walked out the driveway to take in the signs for the studio and didn't notice it until I turned around with my arms full so I had to run for the camera. These moments can be fleeting!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sunflower Love

No, it's not a small basket, it's a big sunflower.

  

I have a few of these on the go in different colors. I'm pleased with the little leather tab handles. These colors are of course inspired by the mammoth sunflowers I've been looking at from the studio. I noticed a few maples starting to turn color along the roadside today. Guess that explains the change in temperature the last few days!  Will add some rich reds, gold and rust to the weaving palette. Maybe some wooly goodness too. 


Here's a little bit of summer still hangin' around in my garden. Spot the busy bee in the nasturtiums!




Friday, September 10, 2010

A Foggy Commute

Do you ever feel like your not sure where you're going? What about when you can't see where you're going, should you go anyway? 



This was the beautiful mist over St. Ann's Bay on my way to the studio this morning. The sun was breaking though behind me and it turned out to be a lovely morning. It's hard to imagine the hills hiding behind this wall of fog. Then there are these....










The constant humidity and rain has produced a crop of various fungi in the yard. I can't tell you what they are (until I find a good book at least). I love the bright colors of the first two and the third merits mention for it's ability to pop up overnight to a generous size.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

As Advertised

These little beauties bloomed as advertised and have lots of side shoots yet to open.The seeds I planted in the flower beds did not fair as well so obviously this Ikarus variety is happy to be potted up.

 

The Russian mammoth sunflowers I planted have just opened as well even though the dreaded Earl knocked them sideways. I tied them back up to the railing in hopes they will survive the the uprooting. They were a ray of sunshine on a rainy day. 

No doubt the birds will have a great time when the seeds mature.
 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weaving with Wood - Island Traditions Store Home of the Basket Weavers



 More great video of  traditional basket weaving in Atlantic Canada. I have a couple of treasures from the hands of these weavers!