Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It has the coloring of the water at Alexander Springs we visited while the family was here.
I used the suffolk/alpaca blend I spun and dyed. It is so soft and drapey.
I will warp another idea today.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
In the morning I pulled out the dresser that was here and organized a cutting/ironing center that will double as the wool prep area..........it is nice to have this area to work at! I caught Nyki redhanded at the attempted murder of my styrofoam head! She wasn't the least bit penitent! I spun up 2 skeins of the superwash/nylon I blended on the drumcarder-I am pleased with the results and will now dye up the skeins.........I am thinking chocolate covered cherries kind of colors....
Back in the sewing room , I serged up a pair of capris for myself. This fabric is a light-weight kettle cloth that is at least 40 years old.........I am enjoying the challenge of stash busting! I finally got to the finishing work for the two pair of socks with the striped yarn from KnitPicks (Felici in Putty and Meridian). And when I began the third pair of socks I had a 'what if ?' thought. They need their own post to see what I did!
Friday, April 24, 2009
The cave was a hub of activity today-I made a list of things to finish up in there and I thoroughly enjoyed myself in the process. Bill is finishing up on the electrical and came to visit occasionally to update me, but mostly it was quiet and creative! I hit up the pile of fabrics and sewed up a tablerunner. It was so much more comfortable to be able to stand at the table and not hunch over! I planned, cut, ironed and laid out all my pieces to my heart's content!
I finished up the last stitch on the tie just in time to hit the dinner preparation hour-what a nice day.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Did laundry and cleaning and in between I filled up the time with my usual fibery pursuits:
it is so much airier with the warp being thin.........I just love the way weaving surprises me with each new project! I am listening to Weavezine podcasts while I putter through the day, catching up on old ones and learning so much!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The guys found this cutie-a puffer fish--he has spines all over the top of his back-beware!I did a bit of this and a lot of book reading.
The guys tossed a football and then we went to lunch at a beach cafe. What a great time.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I did a little of this on the beach but mostly watched the antics of all the 'children'. Never a dull moment....Jared even rescued a 14 yr old girl from the water-she had gashed her thigh open (6-7") from a spill on her surf board-he scooped her up and carried her to her parents and while they applied pressure to the wound and waited for the EMT's, we packed up their stuff... Caleb got a nasty cut at the base of his toe while using his skimmer board-minor in comparison to the young woman's but it is giving him some mobility problems. Never a dull moment!
We celebrated David's birthday when we got back fromt he beach! He turns 7 on Sunday but we wouldn't all be together then so.............
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Yesterday, most of the crew went for a boat tour. Jared caught some incredible 'gator sightings shots! Is this guy smiling at you?!
As I was pulling this quilt from the machine after sewing on the binding, I was happily trimming threads and noted a snarl on the back. And...
I sent for two quilts from Quilts for Kids and this is the first kit I wanted to do. They supply all of the fabric and backing, you do the ...
Wednesday night when we came out of church the moon was perfectly framed through the tall pine trees in the woods across from where we park-...
I knuckled under and did all of the quilting on the little sheep panel quilt! It was a lot of fun to meander around all of the 'curls...