What would we do without our sisters? My sister Betty is here, visiting from Arizona, for another week. Should I insist she clean the studio before she leaves? Remember, I cleaned every nook and cranny way back in October and was totally and completely organized. Together we are a tornado. Creatively tossing supplies round and round. We dyed these beauties just for fun. No project in mind, just played with the dyes and colors and this is what we came up with. We decided to keep the tie-dye looking hand-dyed wool piece as a scarf for warmth to brighten up a really cold gray day.
Betty finished her first rug hooking project. A little mat designed by her granddaughter Katie who is seven years old. Betty transferred the drawing onto backing then used hand-dyed wool in the same colors as the drawing. We are going to attach it to a very sturdy footstool. Betty is in the process of choosing wool for another small mat designed by Katie's sister, Emma, two years old. Inspiration for a treasured family heirloom can begin with the youngest in the famly. OK, there is a younger one, but all she does is eat crayons so a design from her will have to wait another year.