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Friday, December 19, 2014

Quiet as a Church Mouse

"Oh, you snuck up on me, you were quiet like a Church Mouse." 
An image of a very delightful yarn shop on Bainbridge Island named Church Mouse Yarn & Teas came across my mind, it came across on a big screen, I looked at the barista dumb founded and asked, "Are Church Mice quiet?" Thinking he might know something about the subject that I might like to know. He said, " I think all mice are quiet." Ironically I was handed an up cycled bag from that very yarn shop in the afternoon, but it wasn't until dusk while walking uptown on the lookout for little mice that I realized the barista had used a cliche, he had said Quiet like a Church Mouse rather than Quiet as a Church Mouse and at 7:30 in the morning it completely threw me off. Half asleep and standing up just imagining a fun yarn shop and whether or not mice in churches are quieter than mice in barns.  
With that I share my latest walk about picture and knitting project. Just a little shot from atop Morgan Hill and some leggings made from my stash of sock yarn. The dark stripes have been dyed a burgundy by dipping the blue wool in a bath of Kool Aid.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sweater / Skirt Combination

magazine featured this sweater skirt combo a few months ago.
It is a cabled fisherman's sweater, like the ones you  might see in Alice Starmore's 
book of the same name, paired with a black tutu-sort of thing with black socks
and patent leather lace-up boots. A delightful combination for winter!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rickety Stairs at Fort Worden original watercolor

These rickety stairs at Fort Worden remind me of the stairs my dad and grandpa built that went down to the beach from our house when I was a kid. I still get thrilled when I go down to the beach and look for treasures.

Monday, December 30, 2013

North Beach Walk

This is a little painting I did from memory after walking along the water's edge from Fort Worden to North Beach. It is especially interesting since the bluffs in the foreground recently washed a hangout spot away that was called the end of the world.