Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nesting...

When the weather gets colder I always have the impulse to start little projects for the house-- I suppose it's the anticipation of the long winter ahead and spending more time indoors. 

I thought I'd share two projects I finished up recently. 
First, I finally framed this lovely print by Vermont artist Carol E.S. Macdonald 
{fittingly featuring a nest and two samara pods} and hung it up in our living room...
{Hope Nest, Monoprint and Etching}

I love Carol's work, especially this interesting new series based on knit patterns here.
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I also finished a filet crochet pillow that I started ages ago, you might remember it from this post...
It now is all stitched up and decorated with a little snippet of vintage embroidery, mother-of-pearl buttons and two tatted lace motifs...
It goes nicely with the other crocheted pillow that I made last year and ties in with the blues and greens in our living room.
What sort of projects do you like to work on when the weather gets colder?
xo,