Thursday, September 6, 2012
I bought the perfect thing for fall. I found this rya (also called smyrna) rug at the Good Shepherd (our local junk store). It's owner had only just started it and obviously put it away and given up on it. I love the colours, reds, yellows and oranges with purples, pinks, browns and blacks. And it came complete with all the yarns, the pattern and colour swatches. I only paid 15$ for it and now I'm all set for fall. I try to do one line in an evening. It's very calming and I don't have to remember anything. It's numbered and I just have to change the colours. I have no idea where I'm going to put it when I'm done, but that doesn't matter in the least. I have a piece of handiwork that will entertain me in the coming winter months and serve as a warm blanket while I work on it.
Not that I have no projects going. I'm still cleaning my eiderdown and there is a long way to go. I'm also dyeing yarn regularly, right now I have some Dyers Chamomile in the pot. But I haven't made soap in the longest time and I'm starting to miss that. So much so, that I'm even beginning to get ideas for new soaps to make. I guess I just might write a post about soapmaking soon.
- I’m a fun loving person who loves to do things, make things, grow things, repair things. I love it when my husband gives me power tools as presents! The next best thing is getting ingredients. Any type of ingredients, oils, pigments, building materials, old pieces of wood or used textiles, especially. I love the fact that anything can be made. Need glue? Well, go to the kitchen and make some! Don’t have a recipe for glue? Google it! (Isn’t the internet a fantastic invention) Need lettuce? Grow it! On a window sill if you don’t have a garden . I have two daughters, two dogs, one son in law and one husband. Born and bred in Iceland (I think that was a horrible mistake, I like warm weather and sun). Still live there though and of course I like it, really. But the weather could be better. I read a lot. Some fiction, but mostly factual books. I have an oppinion about most things. They may not be the right opinions, but I’ll stick to them unless you convince me otherwise. And I will change my mind give new facts and strong logic! I generally like my life. I like most people and love the fact that nothing that really matters to me can be taken away.