Thursday, April 05, 2007

just add color

Things have been a little dreary around here (too many clouds, too much work, too fast days), but adding some color has helped to perk things up.

These are the temari easter eggs and a couple of tiny spheres I made a few years ago. They're quick and surprisingly easy, and it's always fun to choose floss colors and see how it turns out.

This glass egg is the first thing Scott made at his glassblowing workshop in February. This isn't actually blown, but was a way for the beginner students to get a feel for shaping the glass. The mutant alien thing Scott encased in there has been a source of some good-natured ribbing, but we all still think this egg is pretty cool.

This morning we scurried out for a visit to the sale at Farmhouse Yarns. We were unprepared for the temps (wishful thinking?), but met up with some friends there and had a fun browsing the many, many bins of yarn. The pic above shows about 1/10th of what was available. We even managed to narrow it down and bring a few colorful skeins home with us.

Probably one of the most colorful events of the week was seeing Cirque Dreams' Jungle Fantasy show at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. The recently renovated Palace is absolutely gorgeous and the show was mesmerizing. Brilliant costumes, amazing physical feats. We loved the Cirque du Soleil show, Delirium, that we saw last summer, so we figured Cirque Dreams was worth a look-see, and we're looking forward to Cirque du Soleil's Winter Tale in NYC this T'giving. Guaranteed to add some pizzazz!

News flash: The ship we were on in Greece a few weeks ago ran aground! Oops and ouch!
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Blogger Donna said...

Oh my goodness - all that yarn looks like heaven! They do an amazing job with the colors. I might have to take a ride out there one day when they are having a sale. Maybe one day when the weather starts getting better up here. That could be July the rate we are going!!

8:14 PM  
Blogger amy said...

We went to the sale Wednesday morning--we just beat the rain. It's hard to restrain yourself there, isn't it?

8:11 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Such gorgeous yarn. How did you ever narrow it down? I would have just wandered around, awestruck and left either empty-handed or bankrupt.

7:32 AM  

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