A Hopping New Year...with more to come!
Good morning peeps! Viki over at 2 Bags Full blog is hosting the
"Grow Your Blog" hop today and I couldn't be more excited to be a participant! Thank you Viki for all of your hard work putting this all together!
My name is Beth and I was until recently a mixed media artist, which fit quite nicely with being addicted to art supplies! I know most of you are probably shaking your heads up and down in an "I understand" sort of way about now! I live in rural New Hampshire in a 100+ year old converted barn in historic Harrisville which boasts one of the few remaining active mills in the country! (pics will follow once I stop babbling but need to tell you a couple of things first...)
With the New Year having recently arrived something has shifted with my muse and I find myself in old familiar surroundings with a rekindled love of fibers and beads. There are so many gorgeous new and inventive stitches to crochet - using some of the most exotic fibers - that if you have ever knitted or crocheted the temptation will be unbearable and not easily ignored. I am even planning of raising angora bunnies and learning to spin my own yarns this year!
And then there is my old passion of making jewelry using beads and silk ribbons to embroider little stories onto cuffs to be worn as a reminder about different parts of our lives. Isn't creativity and art so much fun?! There is no limit of things to do... What's a girl to do? Give in of course!!!
But before I go any further...
What would a hop be without some sort of handmade goody?
You all know the point of this hop, for all of us to meet and great with the goal of meeting some new friends and followers but we all love little giveaways so...
before you ask, No you do not have to be a follower of my blog nor do you have to have your own blog to be in the pool to win my giveaway... just make sure you leave me a comment and your email address so I can contact the winner! Okie Dokie, that's fair I think... right? right!
What's that? Oh, you want to know what you will win? Well since you asked... I'll tell you...a hand crocheted V-neck mug sweater! Just let me know what color you like and I will make one Just For You! :D
And, on the runway is Beth's mug sporting a spiffy little number in variegated cotton yarn with a great little collar that can be worn down for that carefree look, or on those brrrrr cold mornings turned up to protect your beverage from the cold.
You also protect you hands from a "steaming too hot to drink yet" beverage as well as keeping your beverage all snug and warm...and did I mention saving those trees... no more cardboard sleeves, just take your mug sweater with you to your fav coffee shop!
Now for a little sight seeing (yes, this is where I stop babbling - this is the town I call home (pictures from late Fall)...
Our tiny post office, quaint all the way. Our postmaster even has one of those lovely New Hampshire accents to greet you with as soon as you walk in the door!
If you are into fiber arts and especially weaving and spinning you may be familiar with
Harrisville Designs, yep that's it! If you're ever in town you must stop in... you won't leave empty handed!
Little tables set up outside to enjoy the nice days and fresh breezes
Inside our General Store is just as quaint as one would expect of an old New England Mill town
Ancient wood paneling and mismatched tables and chairs
and here is a little peak into my house in the woods...it's a converted 100+ year old barn on 37 acres of woods, alas we only rent but still it is my dream house! New garden coming this coming summer... can hardly wait to get started! Pictures were just taken two days ago...
My front yard
Well, that's about it for now. That is my trusty little furry helper Raphael my brown tiger cat resting
in his basket in my studio after a long night of mousing!
Thanks for popping by for a visit and don't forget to leave a comment with your contact info to be entered in the giveaway. I will have Mr Honey Bunny draw a number out of the hat on February 1st, (so much more personal than the random number thingy - I mean technology is great but sometimes we need the ambience)!
Hugs and feel free to wander about...