Meet Lulu

LULU……..a collage……..a creator ……..a dreamer ……..an optimist……..a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, friend……..aka  Linda Lewis

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Lulu is my grandmother name.   I  like it.    The name makes me feel perky, energetic, maybe a bit younger.    It has also given a new name to my work:

lulu designs.

Home is Houston, Texas, and Rockport, Maine, two very different environments that influence me in unique ways.   Houston challenges my creativity and forces me to look a little harder for what is there; Maine, with its rich colors and textures, fills my head with new ideas and frustrates me with the notion there just isn’t time to do it all.

For years my primary focus has been weaving, designing cloth for one-of-a-kind clothing and interior applications.  I love connecting threads and having them become a cohesive whole.

These days I also am having great fun upcycling fabric and threads from my studio into whimsical, sometimes practical, sometimes not, objects.  It’s hard for me to throw anything away, and finding new ways to use what is on the shelves has been a delightful challenge.

Life is a continual exploration of new ideas that comes from all I experience, and the joy of discovery gives new energy.  May it continue!

Why this blog?  Not the least of reasons is that it allows me to stay in touch, share ideas, thoughts and things I find interesting or amusing.  It opens the door to new possibility, and it  encourages discipline and awareness.   Through shared musings, we can all find our story and delight in telling it.  I am happy to have you journey with me and, perhaps, add your musings to mine.

81 thoughts on “Meet Lulu

  1. Love your new site! Keep up the good work…..gray

    1. Incredible

  2. Hey Linda!
    I’m so impressed with your blog! What fun!! Look forward to checking in often. See you soon.
    xo,
    Vicki

  3. Lulu it is so funny that you visited my blog related to food and cookies and here we are both textile artists! While you weave the fabric, I dye the fabric! Isn’t it grand? I also adore maine and have spent quite a bit of time in the pemaquid point area! Enjoy your week! Alex@amoderatelife

  4. i likey the creations
    of the creator
    and her hair too
    🙂

  5. You are so talented, Linda! Viewing the photos on your site reminds me of why I fell in love with Maine 30+ years ago.

  6. Ah Ha, another Foodie, Crafty hand on type of person, a kindred spirit 🙂 You have a great blog and wonderful new kitchen I see (mine is 1930’s old style Dutch kitchen and it’s literally pocket handkerchief sized) so “dexterous” is the concept I have to use when cooking for a crowd in it. We don’t do Thanksgiving Day here in The Netherlands but I can well imagine that this is a fabulous feast in which to give your kitchen a full test-drive work-out.
    Yes a Butler Pantry sounds like a brilliant idea and I’m storing that idea away for the kitchen of my dreams.
    Thanks for visiting my blog too… !

  7. Looking forward to reading your blog! Seems right up my alley.

  8. I like your site Lulu and your grandmotherly name. Think I need a new name instead of Maw-maw.

  9. love your work! and thanks for stopping by! 🙂 keep it up!

  10. Hi Linda, So nice stopping by your place and finally having a few minutes to peruse many of your posts. Sweet blog! : ) Nice to meet you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  11. shirley@housepitalitydesigns January 26, 2012 — 9:14 pm

    Looking forward to your future posts. Love Maine!..My profile picture was taken at the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine last year. Just love everything about Maine!

    1. Omigosh, the Hartstone is one of our favorite places to eat, and Michael and Mary Jo are among our favorite people. We did an Italian Foodie Adventure with them last spring and I posted several blogs about the experience. You might enjoy. I’m so glad to have you aboard!

      1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns January 28, 2012 — 11:06 am

        I will look for it in the archives..My sister flew up there from Florida to take his cooking class…she’s a great cook..I just loved our stay there. We used it as our home base to travel around Maine. We also stayed at a quaint inn in Rockland, the one famous for its pies..having a senior moment and cannot remember the name!..

        I noticed that you subscribed; however, you subscribed to my hubby’s softball team blog and not mine! LOL!…if you just go to: housepitalitydesigns.com it should get you there…

      2. Wondered how I got that blog. I thought someone had discovered I coached softball in one of my many lives!

  12. I enjoy your blog very much …. vvvvvvv interesting & informative … thank you for sharing 😉

  13. Hi Linda, I need to change my email address from what it is now to a gmail address. The reason is that I subscribe to a variety of blogs through email and they begin to fill my web based box. You can only delete 10 at a time and it takes hours at the time to empty a full mail box. I believe by using gmail this will not happen because it is not a pop mail server. Anyway, how do I unsubscribe? I see how I can subscribe again with a gmail but do not want to get two emails of the same posts. Does this make sense? Thanks for your help.

  14. What a darling picture of you, Lulu. I am in awe of your weaving skills!
    Thank you for this lovely post. It’s nice meeting you.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

  15. I feel for writers and the work they have to do for quality writing. You have obviously done a lot of work on this. Your writing style makes this interesting.

  16. Dear Lulu! We must be kindred souls! My Grand Mother name is Lulu as well!!! I LOVE being Lulu to my precious 7 Grandchildren!

    Although not a true Texan, ( Louisville, KY girl!) my dear husband and I live outside of Dallas in a suburb called Lewisville! Very odd resemblance to my home town!!!

    I am anxious to look at your store! Your talent is most impressive!

    Merry Christmas, Lulu! I love making new friends!!!!

    Fondly,

    Lulu (AKA-Lucy!)

    1. Don’t you love being Lulu? I don’t know why I didn’t think to name one of my daughters Lulu as it is such a fun, spunky name. I so appreciate your visit and hope you will stop by again. BTW, I can’t locate your site. Can you help?

  17. Hi,

    I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog https://lulumusing.wordpress.com ecause of the great style and energy. I have a blog on travel theme. If you’re interested, we would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks

  18. Wow. You are super talented. That is a great picture of you as well. Congrats!

  19. I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog! I’m not sure you know that your comment has a “no-reply” designation. So, I had to answer you this way. You can change that designation in your profile section if you want to….just so you know! Again, thanks for visiting and commenting on my Slow Roasted Pork Loin!
    Blessings.

  20. Lulu….I have a great picture for you. Email me at rvisotski@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you…for the “grits” post…Ray

  21. lensandpensbysally February 7, 2013 — 8:40 pm

    Thanks for becoming a subscriber. Now I’ll take a stroll through your site.

  22. Hello Linda,
    I found your creations through the linkedin group International Arts and Crafts and your creativity and talents are amazing! I have always loved hand-woven things and yours are gorgeous. Once upon a time I had llamas and alpacas and. I learned how to spin and weave. I wove a scarf and dropped the idea for my current craft of covering hangers. I have much left over fiber from the animals, some cleaned and put into roving, other just in bags in my basement. Please contact me if you have a need for any of this. Do you have an online store that features your products?
    I love your work!
    Karen

  23. Hi Linda.. This is Kitt from Words with Friends…. I am enjoying your work… The weaving and Lulu’s Musings…. Simply Fantastic !!!!

    1. What a nice surprise, and thank you both for your visit and your kind comment. Do come again.

      1. Sure will.

  24. What a nice blog you have :)!! will come back here for sure !!

  25. I really enjoy your blog. I love textiles and my family has a long tradition in the mills here in Massachusetts. Would love to nominate you for the Leibster Blogging Award. Email me if you accept!

    Cassandra
    thesuburbanreaper@gmail.com

  26. Lulu,
    Your creative expressions are impressive. I love your Thanksgiving table!

  27. Thank you for dropping by my blog!

  28. Hi Linda! Love your blog! I am regular visitor. I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Check the nomination post here –http://hookedonhomes.net/2013/12/24/blog-award/. Congratulations and lots of love! Happy Blogging!

  29. Someone told me Linda, that you have just become one of The Spikey’s, that small clan of folk known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures since the 70′s, as well as day to day happenings on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it. Of course, if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, serious.

    In return, I promise not to be overbearing with perhaps 2-3 posts a day tops. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

  30. Lulu…Oh I do admire people with talent such as yours. You are truly blessed with a special gift.
    I just wanted to tell you thank you so very much for stopping by my blog. It is such an honor to have you follow me on my journey through this amazing thing called life!
    I’m excited to see more of your wonderful creations. Keep looking for the good things in life…
    Thanks again, Becky

  31. As I keep reading your blog posts…I am inspired how much we have in common. One of my very favorite places in the world is Rockport♥ I have down a few posts on this great city.

  32. Thanks for the visit. Welcome.

  33. Beautiful handcraft work! Love your weaving.

    1. Thanks, Amy. The work is a big part of who I am.

  34. You’re just so cute!! Love that photo ~ I am extremely impressed with your weaving. What an incredible talent! My dad & step-mother lived in Houston for eons. I would visit in the summer and sometimes at Christmas. The humidity is a killer although we have it here too. I’m in the DFW area. Maine is a place that, unfortunately, I haven’t visited. Would love it I know!

    So nice to meet you ~
    xo
    Pat

  35. What a gorgeous blog — so cheerful and creative! I’m feeling uplifted and full of happy energy from browsing it. 🙂

    1. What a rewarding comment….thank you, Meg.

  36. Just lovely…….

  37. I’m a sucker for all things fabric. I’m going to have a great time going through your blog. Glad I found it.

    1. We definitely have that in common. Welcome!

  38. Hi Linda! What a lovely blog! I love learning new things and discovering more wonderful things about Maine. I’ll visit often! ♡Dawn, from the Midwest

    1. I will be so glad to have you!

  39. Hmmm, that pasta looks divine! You have so many wonderful talents ~

    Thanks for stopping by! I wanted to email you but found you’re a “no reply blogger” and I can’t find an email addy here.

    xo
    Pat

  40. small world, Lulu… I lived in Houston, Clear Lake-NASA area for 5 years, I like and I know Maine, too… last but not least: our son-in-law is American, born in NJ and raised in… Clear Lake! a couple of friends from Clear Lake have Maine and Québec roots, they still speak Canadian French… my very best and thanx for stoppin’ by my blog! cheers, Mélanie

  41. Hi Linda, what a wonderful blog. You’re so talented.
    Glad to connect and interact with you.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Greeting from Jogjakarta… cheers… 🙂

    1. Thank you for your nice words. I look forward to our staying in touch.

  42. I Love your foody, crafty blog. Right up my street! Nicki

  43. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.
    Jovina

  44. Since you are interested in train excursions………check these guys out. This the company we used when we did the cross Canadian trip:
    http://uncommonjourneys.com/
    We found them to be quite good and made the trip so very easy.

  45. Hello Lulu! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #13! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

    1. Thank you for choosing my blog, and I’m happy to follow yours.

  46. Love reading about you and your creativity! You are blessed with a gift, but you are also blessed with the ability to make something special with that gift. We’ve been to Houston (relatives live in Friendswood) and to Rockwood, ME. Not sure which is better — both good in their own ways. Thanks for following Oh, the Places We See. http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  47. I would love to have somewhere to go hide for the entire summer.

  48. Thank you for following my blog.
    Allan

  49. Thank you for letting me in on your beautifully photographed and charmingly written blog! You are a talented woman from whom I will learn many tips. I am an excited new follower.

  50. I can’t find your email addy, so will comment here. Thank you for commenting on my little red truck post. I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog!
    Katherine
    (Yellow Rose Arbor.)

  51. I look forward to exploring more of your blog

    1. Thank you. I am glad to have you along.

  52. Hi, I found your blog by accident, I think I saw your ‘shine’ photo, which was lovely. I like the sound of your blog. I’m intrigued by your weaving loom! I look forward to following you. I’m from the UK, but we spent the summers on our yacht in Greece, floating round the greek islands. I like photography, sewing and sketching.

    1. Thank you for visiting. It appears we have some similar interests.

  53. I’ve nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award. You can read about it and pick it up at the following link. https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/sunshine-award/

    1. Xena, I so appreciate you nominating Lulu’s Musings for a Sunshine Award, however, I’ve chosen to be award free.

      1. Lulu, thanks for letting me know.

  54. “encourages discipline and awareness” I like that.
    I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog for a bit now, Lulu, and I liked reading this today. Instagram was a tad too distracting for me, seemed to stifle my creativity, so I’m back to blogging as I used to, connecting, connecting, connecting.
    Look forward to staying in touch.
    Marcia

  55. I love the symmetry of your posts. It’s very elegant and pleasant to the eye. Thank you.

  56. Hello, I’m reading A PIECE OF THE WORLD, by Christina Baker Kline (Copyright © 2017, so new!). It’s about the relationship between Andrew Wyeth and the Olson. When I did an image search to find some of what the book describes, I came across your blog post. Thank you for bringing the book (even more) to life!

    1. You are welcome and thanks for the visit. Do come again.

  57. My wife Peggy feels the same way about scraps, Lulu, except she puts hers into quilts. I liked “the joy of discovery gives new energy.” I am in complete agreement. –Curt

  58. Love to find other Houston area bloggers!!

  59. Thank you for following my blog!

  60. Happy to hear that you work in a creative field.

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