I'm always inspired by Jaime. I've probably looked at her book daily since it arrived. Funny, her book of blooms came to me in the mail the very same day as the vintage weaving kit I found on ebay. As my desire to weave was also inspired a lot by Jaime, I found that timing to be pleasurably synchronistic. With the weaving kit taking much longer to arrive than anticipated, I'd almost forgotten about it. Then there it was, right beside the beautiful flowers. I'm particularly smitten with Jaime's latest weaving (pictured above), red flower in the snow, as it lends a bloom to the textile, syncing up with the book a bit, in color scheme as well as concept.
This has inspired a few names for me, of course:
George Cosmos (the flower)
Webster Morning Glory 'Web'
Bogart Snow 'Bo'
I'm usually a fan of pairing the whimsical with the buttoned-up (as on Jeana's beautiful boy), but the descriptive double-word names are singing to me today!
I'm off now to figure out that sweet, little hand loom, as storm Sandy moans outside my window, and the babies sleep snuggly against their papa (who gets to be home from work today on account of this weather). We made a big, cozy meal for a late lunch, mostly to use up the perishable food in the fridge before we loose electricity, but also because having Chris here on a Monday feels like a lovely holiday.
Hoping all of you in the storm's path stay safe and cozy, too. And while you're all packed away indoors, what are your favorite flower names? What crafts or food feel perfect to you on days like today?
images: 1- mine, 2-by Jaime Rugh