Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Sorbet

It is a glorious summer day: outside is a water skier splashing down the lake, while four people are wading at water's edge, practicing their fishing techniques.  Inside I'm doing my favorite recreation: creating wool flowers!  These simple hand-dyed orange fabric shapes have large buttons serving as their centers--the red one is vintage 1940s from BJ's collection. They are mounted on twisted kraft paper stems and getting ready for display in a simple hand crafted glass vase.

Orange is a perfect autumn color, and these flowers will look wonderful mixed in with lively reds, purples -- and yes, pumpkins!  So, while you are enjoying a beautiful day, people like me are already thinking about pumpkin pie and Halloween ghouls.

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