It's barely above freezing here this morning, the lawn is sparkling and encrusted with ice. But the sun is shining and that is a miracle in itself. For January. A little light definitely helps move things along in the right direction. So, turning now to warm thoughts, here's something lovely I was pouring over last night that inspired me: a preview of the Green Gate Summer 2012 collection. I do so love all the patterns and colors. Summers not here yet, but we can dream a little can't we? In the meantime, there has been some knitting happening here. Grace made this awesome cap for her older brother. One of her first attempts at fair-isle knitting and I think she did an amazing job. The wool is a wonderful soft alpaca she purchased locally.
I've been busy reorganizing and cleaning up "PatternBee Headquarters" (that little room at the back of my house). Nothing really remarkable here, just thought I'd show you a little corner of my home, the corner where I sit and doodle at my art table.
And corners for mushroom making! This is something we've been working on together for weeks and weeks now. In stages, with days of drying time in between, and a fair amount of trial and error. With no directions to follow, we just sort of made it up as we went along. Initially, it was a small papier-mache project that went mega. And turning out fantastic. Exactly what we hoped for. So it has been a good learning experience and a lesson on perseverance. (If at first you don't succeed . . .). I also have an art project that I've been working on for just about as long now, involving glue and paper of another sort. Will introduce all of it soon. I am pretty excited about it! That's it for now.