Sunday, October 30, 2011
*The pictures and and information below are from the Iredell County [NC] public library web site.
This sculpture is located in the main lobby. It is the work of Pittsboro, North Carolina artist Steve Cote. Cote visited the library while it was under construction to get a sense of the design of the new building. He spent about five months creating the nine feet tall, and seven feet deep sculpture. Some of the material used in the project is steel that was donated by Gordon’s Steel of Statesville. *
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
I like the way the variegated cream and brown yarn's color blended during the felting process, but I am very disappointed in the shape of the bag. It is lopsided. I have been trying to mold it into proper proportion as it dries but that is not working as I had hoped it would. While it was in the hot water wash the i-cord was caught around the agitator and it stretched the whole bag out of shape. Totally my fault. I thought I would be smart and not put the bag in a pillow case while felting it. WRONG! Don't ever make this mistake...No matter what the pattern directions say. I think tomorrow I will use the steam machine on it and see if a few tugs here and there will improve its disposition. If not it will be in some very hot water again !
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
We've received some late night rains and cooler weather which should bring the Fall color in soon. I'll be trying to take some nice photographs if I can get out to catch the change. In the mean time, here are a few shots of a morning glory still wet with the night's rainfall.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I just had to take pictures Vincent took of Sophia as she played dress-up in her mommy's wedding veil and put them together with a few photos made of Toni on her wedding day in 2003. Mother and daughter, two beauties.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The nights have not been cold enough to coax forth any but the easiest and dullest of Fall colors, and the ever present damp has caused black spot and mold to blemish those.
The morning sun has produced the longer shadows of Fall but lets the heavy dew linger well into the day.
And the blackberry vines, like so many of the other plants, have been fooled by our Indian Summer days.
And, some flowers are down right confused.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I set the tent up in anticipation of a few really nice days. The weather is supposed to be warm and sunny this week and I want to play outside as much as possible before the long wet winter sets in. I tied pieces of material on the tent's 'guy wires' to keep the kids from running into them...it did help a little, they pulled on the ropes rather than running into them. After a few trips around the tent the ropes were sagging, the tent stobs pulled several inches from the soft earth, and there was a definite sagging to the tent itself. But, the kids did not get hurt running into the ropes so, mission accomplished!.
Sophia took my picture as we all relaxed in the warm sunshine before heading in for our naps. WHAT A FINE MORNING!