Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Going Round'N'Round'N

When our Kristin was a little girl, she used to call going around in circles "going round'n'round'n" and that's just how I felt today! I guess you can see why:

I've been quilting these little circles with Shimmer all afternoon. It's kind of addicting!! Of course I've also had on my NPR podcasts, so I've been entertained. Hopefully, I'll have a finished piece to show you in the next couple of days.

I was fooling around with this little guy over the weekend:

He's got a bit of spunk, don't you think? We have Leopard frogs who have taken up residency on our pool patio and they often show up in the pool. Last summer we had one who really taunted Barker. The frog would come up to the surface of the pool, swim around a bit and when Barker was really interested, the frog would dive deep to the bottom and swim to the other end of the pool. Barker really detests the water, so he would just run frantically from one side of the pool to the other watching the frog. It went on all morning, until C finally fished the darn frog out with the skimmer and threw him into the lake, where he really belonged. The next day, he was back in the pool...or perhaps it was his twin brother. Anyway, this little guy reminds me of our Leopard frogs.

On another whimsical note, here is a scarf that I painted yesterday:

I am in love with the new DuPont silk dyes that I have been using lately! They are so much fun!!!



Barbara said...

The work you do is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

joyce said...

You've done such a good job on the circles. I've tried them and they are not nearly as easy as I thought they'd be. I also love Dupont dyes. How long do you steam yours? I first heard 20 min and then later 2 hours. Maybe some where between?

Sue B said...

Gorgeous work. Love that frog!

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Didn't you get dizzy when you made the circles? I would have!
Cute little frog ;)

Gerrie said...

Those circles are wonderful. I need to practice doing circles - I feel a thread doodle coming on.