Flowing.

I’m flowing right along with my Pele Speaks piece.  Using a nice wide #8.5 cut does help and I’m almost finished with the hot lava section.  I have been using many of my orange and orange/yellow wools, mixing them to create movement.  I’ve spent many happy hours in my studio.

The weather has turned HOT, which is hard on my cold-weather-loving self.  I hope it won’t interfere with my momentum on this hooked piece.  I’d like to finish it before the end of the month and before our son and granddaughter arrive for a visit in early July.  Their visit, and our annual cornhole tournament, will be my sole focus then. 

I have an idea for the next piece in my Mother Earth Speaks series.  I’ll share that with you when I’m ready to begin.  Another one is also forming in my mind and I have asked my sister-in-law, who lives on Cape Cod, to help gather some of the materials.  I’ll leave it a mystery for now.

We had almost no spring this year, just cooler temps and lots of rain, so our gardens are not up to speed yet.  My husband, the gardener, told me my favorite flowers, the Red Hot Pokers, are kaput.  Rotten roots, probably from all the rain.  That is sad.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and I will be patient and wait for the flowers to bloom.

  The lava is flowing....

The lava is flowing....

  When I hook the dark, puddled lava at the top in this photo,it will really make the lave pop!

When I hook the dark, puddled lava at the top in this photo,it will really make the lave pop!