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I live on a farm ... — art

And, we're off ... at Live From The Oak

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Before launching into the main subject of today’s blog, I wanted to fill my knitting readers in on where I am at with my hand knit wrap / throw (official title still undetermined, but I’ve listed it on Ravelry in my projects as “firefly wrap“). I finished knitting the main body of the piece a couple of weeks back and since have been working on the border. Initially I was going to knit the border in white, but I didn’t like the contrast so I started it over again ... Read the rest of this blog post over at my...

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Cyber Monday for I Live on a Farm and Flying Junction

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First of all, here is the Cyber Monday offer I have posted in my Etsy store today. This applies to all knitting pattern and wall art for fiber lovers. Plus, check out my son's Cyber Monday offer at Flying Junction, where you can get his vintage inspired subway signs, bus scrolls, urban typography maps, vintage maps, other cool urban art. He is the guy I designed this scarf and the matching hat for (see scarf pattern down below).

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Knitting with an old friend

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I just posted at the new blog, sharing news about my latest knitting project, some photography, and a new recipe I created for a Pumpkin Bisque. I hope you enjoy the new entry. Remember, my new blog posts will be found at Live From The Oak from now on.

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Knitting, and painting, and writing ...

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Good morning ... I hope you are having an enjoyable summer so far. I give mine mixed reviews. I spent the first part of June in Denver visiting with my parents, which was wonderful of course but not without some bittersweet feelings as well. I love living here on the farm in New York, an I would not trade my life here with my dear husband for anything. We enjoyed our sixth wedding anniversary this past April and continue to feel amazed and blessed that our 3-month online courtship and subsequent marriage worked out so very, very well. It is,...

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Bittersweet

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Bittersweet. I look outside my studio window as I write, viewing a great bounty of lush green growth.   Trees, green grasses, flowers, an abundance of life that is breathtaking in its simplicity and rustic charm.  Several Amish families in open, black buggies pulled by elegant dark chestnut colored horses have passed by on the road, their children wearing straw hats in the bright morning sun. I am blessed. I look over at the watercolor painting I am working on with two swans I photographed on our river last year on a perfectly gorgeous June day.  It is amazing to...

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