Monday, May 30, 2016

Everything's Coming Up Roses

This morning I stitched up a quick little rose as a gift for a friend.
Which reminded me of all the beautiful roses we saw while in Amman, Jordan earlier this month.
Jordan has a much milder climate than Kuwait.  It was cool while we were there and everything was in bloom.
Roses aren't common here, though I know they can be found in some private gardens.
But really, it is just way too hot for much of the year.
So you can imagine how lovely it was to see so many roses in so many different colors and sizes.
There is simply the rose;
it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
In memory of many, in honor of all ...
Have a blessed Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cake and Coffee Room Crafting

Yesterday morning I met a few ladies from my craft group at Lobelia Cake and Coffee Room.
It apparently has been open since August of 2015 in a small building that has been around for years, but I had no idea this little hidden gem was there on the second floor.
Shabby chic vintage style is certainly not something you see every day in Kuwait.
Our cozy spot for coffee and crafting.
The view.
Our works in progress and a crocheted peacock feather bookmark gift from Zahra.
Crafty mornings are always lovely and relaxing.
Have an enjoyable day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Joy List Monday

Joining My Giant Strawberry for

Joy List Monday 

A weekly ritual; a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day.


Finishing up a washcloth for a gift ...
 and starting something new.
 Morning coffee with friends ... 
 and a little silliness, too.
 A quick walk around the block, spotting yellow ...
 and blue.
Seeing a lovely home surrounded by gorgeous green ...
and grateful for my own balcony garden where tiny visitors come to sit for a while.
"... Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing.  For to miss the joy is to miss all."
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

Have a joy-filled week!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weaving Workshop

A gorgeous drive yesterday morning as I made my way to the Sadu House for the Woven Paintings Workshop.
Sadu House was started in 1978 by Sheikha Altaf Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and others who were interested in preserving the traditional arts and crafts of the Bedouins.
Sheikha Altaf was there to introduce Lesli Robertson, Artist and Professor of Fibers at the University of North Texas, who would be teaching the workshop.
Lesli is a Fulbright Specialist who is here on her second trip to Kuwait, this time to help organize and coordinate a set of special woven panels that will be on display later this year at Al Shaheed Park.   
She hand-dyed indigo wool the night before -- to depict water and waves -- so that all the workshop participants could help weave a piece for the installation.

After a brief introduction, we were able to gather our supplies and get to work.
So much talent and creativity.
So much color and inspiration.
Two woven works as they developed over the day.

And finally my work in progress.
I obviously need to loosen up.
When I first signed up for the workshop, I thought that that timing of 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. was way too long, especially since we paid so little to attend.
As it turns out, 6 hours flew by in no time, and only a few actually finished their weaving.

I have more to share but will save that for another day. 
Maybe by then I will have finished my own little woven painting, however wonky it may be.

Creative wishes,

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sharing with Five on Friday

After some time, I'm again joining Amy at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.

Number one:  Daiya cheezecake.
Oh my!
I found this at the grocery story several weeks ago and let me just say, I'm hooked.  
It's so delicious!

Number two:  Plumeria
Last week, the small tree on my balcony bloomed for the very first time.  
I've passed them while on walks, but never knew they had a fragrance.  
Such a light, sweet scent which apparently is even more fragrant at night.

Number three:  The moon
Tomorrow is the arrival of this month's full moon.
When I took this photo of my plumeria the other evening with the moon in the background, I didn't know that this month's full moon is referred to as the Full Flower Moon.
A very fitting image.

Numbers Three and Four: Two Crochet Finishes
My first triangle scarf made with yarn I've had in my stash for a while.
And the second one just finished today with yarn I bought a couple of months ago.
This one has a fringe that will have me leaving a trail of glitter wherever I go.

And finally, Number Five:
I'm looking forward to attending a workshop tomorrow being given by Lesli Robertson, an atist and Professor of Fibers, who is here as a Fulbright Specialist in a collaborative effort with Sadu House to promote the art of weaving.

Thanks Amy for hosting Five on Friday.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
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