Saturday, May 29, 2010

i was sitting on the porch and thinking......

there are certainly things that find their way back home. my kids, my grandkids and i will say i am always thrilled to find my way home too. i was watching this little bird house that i recieved as a gift. to tell you the truth i was not crazy about it but hung it up proudly. guess what? birds every single year. even more then one batch a season. a big surprise. where am i going with this? of course to my traveling shawl. fly away but please come back home.

Friday, May 28, 2010

now for the fun.

what is more comforting then porch sitting and thinking of last summer and the fun we had. as i have become a little older the days of long vacations utterly pale in comparison to summer in my back yard with the ones i love and treasure. the best to all of us and ours as we begin this project. happy travels.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

that warm and fuzzy feeling

Some sources of comfort are more obvious than others- to the untrained eye. Above, are three of mine, which occurred (almost) naturally. Actually, somebody's bottom was on the Warm & Purple One before I took this photo.

A favorite friend of mine knit this treasure, and I wore it constantly after she gave it to me. Not just because I got so many compliments wearing it, and that it was a cold winter- the WPO is a constant source of comfort because the making/giving of it was such an act of kindness.

Everyone appreciates things made with love- we all have garments which remind us of the people associated with it- sometimes even where the item has been- and that's what I look forward to in our group's travel project. Talented and thoughtful friends tagging each other's garments...transforming and personalizing each piece.

I just know that whatever we send out, it will never be the same again... I think the Warm & Purple One has to stay at home.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rainy Day Brainstorming

 It's overcast and gloomy here, so I did a bit of brainstorming and plotting about my sweater.  My new journal now houses some colors and inspiration to travel along with my sweater, to hopefully inspire you!

If anyone wants to try their hand at bookmaking, I have a bunch more "Lands and Peoples" vintage encyclopedia covers just waiting to be transformed into travel journals.  Let me know and I will mail you a set!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Hi ladies!  Welcome to our new blog where you can post pictures and details about our sweater journeys.  I will be sending you an invitation soon so you can post directly to the site.  Feel free to share, and have fun with it!