Sunday, August 23, 2009

One x One

This was our view of Squam yesterday morning, as we were packing up to leave. The rain came in showers, just enough to cool us as we walked. We had airplane troubles in Boston, which I suppose might be considered the good kind, in that they were detected before we took off! Nonetheless, our arrival in Atlanta was delayed by several hours. Barker was delighted to see us, and kept nuzzling us all during the night. It's great to be home! We had a fabulous vacation and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our daughter and son-in-law, but it's great to be back home!

I'm going to attempt something new for me: finishing projects before I begin new ones! YIKES!!! Did I just say that?
I'm calling this my Squam Tee, as I did so much hand embellishing while we were at the lake.

Here's a detail shot of the front:

This is the back, which I really adore

My blog buddy Elizabeth encouraged me to go visit her New Hampshire fiber artist friend Patti while we were on vacation. So K and I took an afternoon off to shop. I wanted to go to Patti's shop, Badger Brook Farm in Gilmanton, and K wanted to find an old map of Sandwich at the town's historical society, so we set out last Tuesday afternoon right after lunch and spent some quality time together. K got her map and then we met up with Patti, had a great time buying all sorts of specialty fibers in her fabulous shop, and then she took me upstairs to see her private studio: man oh man, what an inspiration! So, how did we get from the subject of the Squam Tee to Patti's studio??? Well, lemme see now..........I used some of her yummy hand-dyed embroidery floss to embellish my tee and I viewed a gazillion antique MOP buttons in her studio.....but they were not for sale!



connie said...

I love your shirt. Sounds like you had a great time. Good to see you back. I would like to finish a project before I start another and I do not think I am strong enough.

Jeannie said...

Welcome home! I love the Squam shirt and the back is gorgeous. Perhaps we are all hummingbirds moving from one project to the next? Have a great week. Cheers.

Eva said...

Buttonica Judiensis, a rare flower

Carol said...

What a lovely name for your new flower! The tee is so nice and the back is very clever. Wonderful that you had such a good vacation. Now back to work. OX

TextileTraveler said...

Beautiful (and very cool!) tee.