Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Circles

circle rug


circle rug



circle rug


The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world.

Every action admits of being outdone.

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens.

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Circles, 1841


Wool and Woodpile Weather

Although the temperatures don’t feel autumnal, the deafening night crickets and fading perennials signal the changing of the seasons.  It’s time to stack wood



and see what wool colors I have





and remember the pleasure of hand stitching



Dyeing Wool for Rug Hooking

Starting with these~


and adding these~





created these delightful colors for rug hookingon this snowy day!



Traditional Crafts

Rug hooking has become a new passion of mine…….

and the beauty of the simple nine patch quilt block is timeless~