Saturday, February 26, 2011

Keeping Warm...

Hello Everyone...
I guess I can say the same thing again this month...Where did February go??
It has been like grand central station around here this month! And it has been a very cold month. The night time temps are in the -20'sC range. It doesn't look like we are going to begin to feel warmth until the middle of March. I don't usually say this...but I am pretty sick of winter right about now!!
Back to the "busy" part...we have had our grandson a lot this month...sleepovers, days off school and our trip to Lake Louise. We had a lot of fun..and in the mountains, the sun was shining and temps were warmer than here in the city,
I have also been busy with a couple of projects...the first one is for the Festive Issue 2011 of  "A Needle Pulling Thread" magazine. The owner/publisher wanted a hooked wreath. And she has been doing a color theme for each issue...this issue is a 1950's theme. It is hard to get the colors to looks as nice on the screen as they do in person...but you get the idea..

 I colored a bit to give me an idea...but the finished piece is looking a lot nicer than my color ideas above. When you is a good idea to put a little color to it if you can...even if the colors don't always end up as they show. It helps with flow, depth perception, etc...
This piece is taking a while because the cuts of wool are small...I am using a #3 cut and a #4 cut. I'll share a corner when it is finished this week.

I am also embarking on a new adventure with dolls. I have made the decision to join Doll Town. It is an exciting new marketplace for doll lovers. The site is full of eye candy! The Grand Opening is Sunday evening, February 27th at 7pm EST.
I hope you will visit the site and view some of the over 100 doll artists.

You will find the link on the right side bar just below my teaching schedule. See you there!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nancy,

Oh that is so cold and I can imagine that you are wanting winter to end and Spring to arrive at your place.
Love the beautiful wreath and I had another blog friend talking about A needle pulling thread ~ I love the copy you gave me.
Sounds exciting what is happening there and Doll Town will be interesting.
It is 10.46 Sunday evening and I should be in bed so I will come back tomorrow and check out about the Grand opening.

Hope that you have had a lovely weekend and wish you a great week ahead.


Nancy said...

Hi Carolyn...thanks for visiting. I will make sure I send you a copy when this issue comes out.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Nancy

Lisa said...

I'm intrigued! Can't wait to see the finished wreath. And I did pop in to take a look at Doll Town. I like it, and you're right it is full of artists. I was there a while. Take care.

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