Monday, November 24, 2008

In Search of Warmth

One kind word can warm three winter months.
~Japanese Proverb


The weather has turned wintery and blustery. We've even had a bit of snow over the last few days. Just like every year when the winter starts creeping in, my mind becomes consumed with how I can stay warm. This usually manifests in a compulsion to make scarves.

Years ago I use to weave them. (My beautiful floor loom sits lonely and unused these days in my basement, someday I will get back to her.) As the kids were growing up I use to crochet them, (the scarves, not the kids.) A few times I tried my hand at knitting them, but it always made me tense and I would start looking at the knitting needles more as torture devices then creative tools.


This year it occurred to me to try quilting some, (duh... seems obvious, with me being a quilter but the thought never occurred to me before.)


Here's my first one. I was very happy with how it came out, and decided to put it in my shop here. I am working on several more, and will eventually pick one to wrap around my own neck!

22 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

It's beautiful! I need to try that :)

picciolo said...

how beautiful, I love it! And the blade of grass photo, did you take it?
: )

Victoria said...

Thanks!

And yes I took the blade of grass photo, (It's a ttv photo... "through the viewfinder"... taken with my digital but shot through the lens of a vintage argus camera.)

High Desert Diva said...

Gorgeous!

Hey Harriet said...

That looks so toasty warm! And pretty! What a great idea! Sorry it's getting cold there now. I'm such a cranky-pants when it's cold!

Hey guess what? I just won a vintage argus camera on a blog giveaway! I've played around a little with the TTV technique before but using a camera that doesn't work so well. So now I'm so excited about my argus arriving! Seeing all of your photos has really inspired me! Thanks :)

Victoria said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I can't wait to see what you do with it, I am sure it will be great! (ttv shadow shots!!)

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kelly said...

It's gorgeous!

please sir said...

So lovely...keep searching for your warm because you get such great results!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Wow! Everything you do seems to turn out to be stunning :)

blazedanielle said...

Aww! Pretty! I love that deep purple. It's so royal and rich.

I love the quote too! :)

Mrs.French said...

wow...my dear this is so stunning...I am once again, in awe of your talent. xo t

Sandra Ree said...

Victoria, what talent you possess! This is beautiful, I've missed you and your blog.

I'm so sorry to read about Mo... big hugs to both of you.

Cicada Studio said...

Simply gorgeous. I think it would be perfect with an all black outfit, so the only thing you'd notice is the scarf framing the wearer's face...

jacquie said...

beautiful. i never even thought a quilted scarf would work...see what i know.

Paper Girl Productions said...

So unique! Its gorgeous!

karen said...

this is gorgeous! I love your new colour schemes too!

Shalana, the funky felter said...

This is really pretty! I love the color scheme and stitching on it :)

Rosebud Collection said...

Just beautiful..love the colors.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you..

Amy C said...

wow it's stunning

Cheryl A said...

I never would have thought of that either. Neat idea, but is it stiff?

Victoria said...

That was a concern of mine, but actually no it isn't stiff, (but it's also not limp and droopy!) It has a very thin batting inside of it, and as with a regular quilt, will get softer and more "drape -able" with each washing.