Signs of spring and a new rug.

Having finished my Five Fish rug, I’m now ready to begin something new.  I’ve had a design in my head for two years and I think it’s time to get it out of there and onto linen.  This new rug will be titled, Memorial Day.  I bought some wool for it a couple of years ago from Jan Cole, The Wool n’ Gardener.  Of course, colors might change a bit as I go along.  I don’t like to box myself into anything, but rather be fluid with colors and design as I progress.  This rug will not be finished by Memorial Day later this month, but it’s the perfect time to at least get it started.

Spring has been slow to begin for real in these parts.  I did take some photos of a few signs of the season around Crow’s Foot Farm.  Leaves are beginning to unfurl, forsythia and daffodils are in bloom, and the hens have enjoyed the first taste of dandelion flowers.

I’ve been in Oregon this past week visiting my sweet granddaughter, Lucy, and her parents. There are lots of design inspirations in Oregon’s mountains and rivers and I will share some photos with you next time.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and Oregon is filled with it!

Memorial Day wool waiting for me to begin my next rug.

Memorial Day wool waiting for me to begin my next rug.

Lucinda, Elphaba and Tamdy basking in the sun.

Lucinda, Elphaba and Tamdy basking in the sun.

Mr. Blackwell, the guinea fowl, who guards the hen house.

Mr. Blackwell, the guinea fowl, who guards the hen house.

The peach faced daffodils are my favorite.

The peach faced daffodils are my favorite.

I'm rooting some curly willow cuttings in the kitchen window.  You can see the curly willow tree outside.  I planted it much too close to the house!

I'm rooting some curly willow cuttings in the kitchen window.  You can see the curly willow tree outside.  I planted it much too close to the house!