Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Noro Vest

Autumn comes late to central California.  We were wearing shorts and t-shirts into November and even Thanksgiving, which we enjoyed over on the central coast, was balmy with warm temps.  Nonetheless, the idea of the season, and my baskets full of delicious yarns, always tempt me away from my fabrics and sewing machine to get my needles clicking.  For this simple little vest I let the luscious colors of Noro yarns do all the work. Now that we are finally having a cold rainy day, it's warming me perfectly along with a cup of hot gingerbread spice tea.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tacoma Autumn 18" x 24" 2011

Autumn comes tentatively to the Central Valley of California.  It's November and we are just beginning to see some color (other than the smothering dust of harvest).  One year ago I was immersed in the blazing colors offered by Fall at a more northerly latitude.  I had just purchased Rayna Gillman's new book Create Your Own Free Form Quilts, and I had an obligation to make a new piece for my Loose Threads art group challenge.  Slice and dice?  No problem.