Sunday, 30 May 2010


I'm almost done for the day ~ after I post this I'm going to curl up on the couch with my cat, some crochet and Dr Who on the television for company.
It's been another good weekend.
There's been enough balance between paper work and play for me to feel relaxed and to have been really productive...not something that happens often and definitely something to savour...

I spent part of Saturday in my silver smithing class working on this ring:

You can probably tell from the photos that I need to finish riveting the glass bead to the silver cup, and that I also need to clean up some solder and straighten it all too but,
I hope,
I'm almost done.

I've also been sewing up the Monroe Lacy Stole that I crocheted last Winter:

and I have been admiring this gorgeous array of wool (and the little glass button) that I received in my Ewe Beaut Fibre Sampler Box:

(If you follow the link above and look at the contributors for the April 2010 box you'll be able to find out who created all of this hand made goodness.)

I've been enjoying the change in season too.
My poetic friend Jen (who writes beautifully and very very honestly)
says that Winter is a quiet, sacred, restorative time.
I do so agree.

I love wintery skies:

and late roses:

and daisies that bloom valiantly despite the rain:

I hope you, too, are enjoying the time of the year,
wherever you live on our beautiful Earth.



Katherine said...

Lovely post :) Just last week I saw my first Robin Redbreast for the winter. Beautiful!

Thanks for stopping my my blog and for your comment :) Thank you so much for what you said!
Kathy xx

Red Hen (dette) said...

I like that ring, you have done a great job. Perhaps one day our paths will cross at the art center, I was there saturday enroling in a painting/ illustration workshop for next month!

Katie said...

That yellow rose photo is just lovely.

2paw said...

How casually you say you were silver smithing: wow, you are so clever. I like Winter too, in spite of all the wind and rain it is a much more serene time that Summer. Beautiful roses and what a lovely stole!! You sound very happy!!!

Rima said...

Oooh. That ring is a beauty!

Erin Wallace said...

Adding silversmithing ot your resume! You are amazing!

xo Erin

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

So much prettiness!

Lynda said...

How gorgeous all round!

And thank you for the reassurance that I am not the only Noro fiend, and yes, like our beloved Yarn Harlot, I verily believe that stash is a story to be treasured, and should be used with caution.

I have a solution, however. I tend to use Precious Stash for items going to close family and friends, so that if I feel pangs, I can retrieve it. That is how the Noro escapes its loving tub!!!

Indigo Blue said...

I am sorry to hear that your home is still being repaired. Despite the upheaval, you can still take gorgeous pictures and create some jaw dropping crochet.
Best wishes

inkberryblue said...

Thank you for all your thoughtful comments everyone. I appreciate them so much!

Little Red Hen,
If you like, you can email me and let me know when you're going to be at FAC. If I'm there too we could meet up ~ and maybe sample some of those yummy cakes at the cafe. =)

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

All that yummy wool -- I want to dive right into the photos! Your ring is coming along nicely, too. I always enjoy seeing what you're up to.

Daisymum said...

Your shawl is beautiful. I love the daisy pic.

magnusmog said...

what a great selection in the fibre box and your ring is turning out beautifully.

Anonymous said...

hello fiona!

i came to dive into the beauty of your latest creations... and found my name embedded in your text! how strange, that for you - in your hemisphere - it IS the start of winter... while here - in mine -summer begins with my first mosquito bite last night.

that photo, of a big moody sky ~ divine. so beautiful.

sunday hugs,

thefabledneedle (jen) said...

oo, that wool looks yummy. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely post and as always full of inspiring pictures. I am enjoying the change in season, it seems sunnier this year which is nice.
Love that ring, and the lace x

Sharon said...

Your ring is looking beautiful, and the fiber sampler photo is delicious!

Stop by my blog--I have a little something for you.


Smellyann said...

What a lovely blog you have, and such great pictures! A silver-smithing class sounds ridiculously cool. I would love to something like that. Great work on the ring! Thanks for visiting my wee blog. :D