Lucky Me

Earth Star has arrived. It was made by Jude Hill during her online Cloth to Cloth workshop. As I watched its progress, I bonded with it.  I am so pleased that I was able to scoop it up from her online shop and now it lives with me. Is it not beautiful? So soft, so endearing.
EARTH STAR by Jude Hill 10" x 10"

I made a decision regarding the border for Nostalgia. Do you like it?  You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

NOSTALGIA by Morna Crites-Moore 10" x 10"

Speaking of liking things, how do you like my needle roll?  It was a gift from my friend Annie Hayes.  Annie gave me this luscious length of wool, thinking I might like to incorporate it into my work. But I just love it on its own, so I rolled it up and set it on my sewing table.  So nice to be working with this reminder of my friendship with a special person.  You know how it is when you're sewing --- if your pincushion isn't nearby, then you start sticking pins and needles into whatever is handy.
  I love it!

Annie makes beautiful, primitive hooked rugs. Here's one I like a lot. It shows the traditional Hand in Heart, associated with the Shakers and the Shaker wisdom: "Hands to work, hearts to God."

HAND in HEART  by Annie Hayes 16" x 17"

Click HERE for a nice article about the last Shakers in America (only three left as of April 2010).  Be sure to watch the brief video, too.

It is 4:15 a.m.  Once again I have stayed up for way too long. Time for me to go to bed. Nite Nite.