Threads by Doreen Frost
Tucked in a valley, at the foot of Round Mountain, among the graceful Maples & Oaks you will find our Little Brown House. Smoke billows from the chimney seven or eight months out of the year, a river rambles nearby, sheep & cows graze in the meadows and turkey's forage along the olde stone walls. Here you will find me, tucked into my cozy studio surrounded by my work. This is Vermont Harvest Folk Art.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
I have properly washed my first order of wool (I was quite nervous about this) and my used Bliss cutter arrived and I've cut my own hand dyed wool....
|My BLISS Cutter ~purchased from my dear friend Connie of Seven Gables Designs|
|I LOVE IT!!!!|
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
|COLORS ARE...from bottom left to right...|
deep blue grey/black,
dark orange and black,
dark greenish brown,
light greenish tan
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Goode day my lovely friends. I hope this message finds you well and seeing some lovely signs of Spring in the place you call home. Though we are waking to a fresh inch of snow on the ground, Spring is gracefully making herself known. The Robins have returned & are hopping around the yard, dodging the snow & singing despite it. My woodchuck friend has come out of hibernation and, just yesterday, I saw her on the edge of the lawn munching on tender roots. When I stepped out, onto the deck, she scurried to her home, which is under a large boulder in our stone wall, just to the right of the apple tree. I left her a fresh Pink Lady Apple for a treat :). I will confess, I just love her and leave her treats from Spring till early Winter, when she retires to hibernation. Last year she had two babies and it seems as though they have made their home on the other end of the stone wall!!!
Anyway, enough about my tenderness toward the wild creatures that call this place home...I popped in today to chat about Rug Hooking and my STRUGGLE which has finally come to an end :)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
**Pattern coming February 14th**
Homemade pizza is on the menu this evening..Mark shall have to grill in the falling snow ~ I LOVE THAT!! :)
Until next time, wishing you JOY my friends. Doreen
Friday, January 18, 2019
December 29th found me on my Yoga mat once again (as I mentioned in my last post, I skipped Yoga classes during most of Nov and December) and thankfully, day by day, my mind started to quiet down and the exhaustion lifted. I have come to realize, for me, Yoga is a medication..and one I can not skip!!! I feel embarrassed that I skipped classes for those weeks, but in the end, I guess I needed to, so I could truly realize how important and necessary my yoga practice is for my health and well being.
As my body, once again, started to feel stronger my mind did as well. My muse returned, things started to settle into place and my time in the studio felt good again. This bit of exhaustion and worry has made me realize something that I need to change; I need to slow myself down! When I am punching, I catch myself rushing to finish a design, punching as fast as I can, so that I can get the pattern written and released as soon as possible!! I was stripping all of the joy out of my punching. So much was my rush to finish, I barely paid attention to the wonderful design in front of me that, in many cases, took me a long time to put down on paper.. That design, when I originally sketched it out onto paper, brought me joy and a smile to my face! Yet, when I began stitching the design with my thread and needle, I rushed so very much I lost that joy and was no longer bringing that piece to life, I was simply trying to finish it to move on to the next. As an artist, I MUST NOT let that happen ...I can NOT do that to myself. It is a grave mistake to make because, quite soon, the well will be dry and there will be no slow, joyful thoughts & ideas to put down on paper!!
|When I punched this, I was in awe of it's loveliness as I brought it to life...The vine & THOS FLOWERS....oh my!!!|
I need to get that back!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
I want to thank each and everyone ONE OF YOU for participating in my Favorite Things Giveaway. I read EVERY SINGLE COMMENT and can not tell you how much your lovely words touched me. You are all so very sweet and wonderful. THANK YOU.
OKAY..on to our winner. I used a google random number generator to pick our winner.....we had 113 entries and the generator PICKED...….
Again ~ thank you all so very much. Wishing you a lovely day, Doreen
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Hang on to your truth and respect the truth of others.
Choose to be happy.
Forgive those that you can forgive
and seek the forgiveness of someone who deserves it.
Do something outside of your comfort zone.
Be the voice for someone who has no voice.
Choose healthy food, activities and people.
Fall six times, get up seven… persevere.
Wish people a lovely day.
Live honestly, truly and with integrity.
Be the example for your children.
Remember that love is a verb.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
I'm in the process of adapting the pattern (and making a few changes that I think will make him even cuter!!) to be released soon. I will also have a limited number of complete kits for these fellows!!!
Okay..I can hear the little man stirring so I must run. :)
Until next time ~ wishing you joy, Doreen