Friday, April 5, 2019

~Etsy Update~

Every week I try to start a  new rug, doll or painting...always
looking ahead to a new listing on Etsy or Early Work Mercantile.

I am so surprised how quickly one week melds into another 
when  heart & hands are working together. It's a 
wonderfully fulfilling way to spend each day & week...But, beware,
time flies by so quickly!!

New listings are on Etsy...with a new set in the works for
a future update!!

www.etsy.com/shop/theburlapowl

Thursday, January 31, 2019

~ Winter Watchers~

 Winter weather this year hasn't been  pretty...
 The temperatures have been colder  and we have had  a lot of blustery
winter days...
 That is why I love to fill the bird feeders and watch the little birds as they eat
to their hearts content...food equals warmth.& entertainment.
Yard Kitty is also drawn to this spectacle...she is mesmerized
by these little winged creatures swarming the feeders...
but for a completely different reason!!  lol

Stay Warm!
~T~

Friday, January 4, 2019

~ A New Gift ~

              The  new year ahead is a gift...another year to hope and dream
and another year with family and friends. 
***
I have learned from the past not to make resolutions for the
new year but rather to take each day and try to make improvements
and bring bad habits in check. Then I am much easier on
myself and still feel more  in control.
***
I do have many  creative plans, hopes and dreams that I would
love to accomplish by years end ...hooked rugs, paintings
and a new family of dolls are always where I find my
center , balance and peace.
***
Find what you love and do it...Never say never ...and an extra chocolate
chip cookie is pure bliss and not a reason to 
get hysterical! lol

***
Open your gift of a new year and enjoy it!!

~T~

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

~ Belsnickels~

 I fell in love with Belsnickels many years ago...
I love the twinkle in their eye ...
 and the Old World charm that they exude...
 I like the tinsel and the glitter...
 as well as, the simple and plain.
 They may have even inspired a rug or two!
They are jolly old fellas  who fill my house with warmth and
yuletide cheer & I always try to find a new one each year!

~T~



Friday, November 2, 2018

~ November~

 I always feel glum this time of the year...it seems as if
the transition from Fall into Winter is not as appealing as the joyful 
journey into the vibrant oranges, rusts and golds of September
and October...
 The world outside has already begun this process...shedding it's vibrancy
to hunker down and endure the cold days ahead...
 Our kitty is beginning to look a little fluffier...her winter coat has already begun
to sprout...
 Plants that used to spill over their pots during the 
warm & humid, summer heat are beginning to shrink and
lessen in size...They know that the winter sun is not that 
strong...
We go through this process every year and nature helps us adapt
to the frigid temperatures ahead and the long, dark, winter nights by
showing us that beauty can be found in browns and grays for now ...because
the vibrant colors and the robust growth always  lies just ahead.
***
Although I don't look forward to this cold and dark season, I am thankful to 
also adapt to it's harshness because I know that new warmth & tranquility  starts  long before
Spring's arrival inside and outside ... Therefore, I take this time to snuggle with my fur babies
and warm my hands with my woolens  and a bottomless cup of hot tea. 
Enjoying the gift of life.

~ T ~