Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
While I was
wasting time working on Pinterest I came across this website http://www.pinkandpolkadot.blogspot.com/ . So this person made a slipcover for a chair and used a painter's tarp which she got at Home Depot. Big, cheap, right up my alley. I kept looking at my chair in the kitchen/great room and realized that this chair was causing me stress. This is one of the ugliest patterns I have ever seen. Really angry tulips.
Had to do some creative piecing in front of the arms but I figured that the seat cushion would hide it all. Pinned and sewed, ripped out seams and resewed for 4 days!
Reused the zippers from the old cushions.
Arm covers so I can wash them without taking off the entire slipcover.
See? Most of the crazy piecing is covered.
And after that the ottoman was so simple!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Another scarf in the making...I'm going to make a Sunshine scarf which will be similar to this one and I'll give my wonderful customer, Nancy, her choice...Then a pink one. It's so nice to be feeling creative this whole winter! So I will have three of these and one cuff. Maybe I can finish before I leave tomorrow for my Mom's. Just a short visit and I'll be back on Friday. Hopefully the snow will hold off.
OK, the exercise program...too cold for the past two days to walk. I've decided to join a gym which is nearby and even though I'm a little intimidated going alone I'm going to do it. And I get a senior discount! I want a stronger me going into the riding season and summer!!!!
|warp on the warping mill|
|the warp ready to tie up and move to the loom|
|Ready to weave|
|winding my bobbin with some lovely 8/2 copper tencel...yes I use an electric drill...Gary gave up on this issue and bought another one for himself. Ha.|
|I love the way the bobbin shines...|
|weaving, weaving, weaving...|
Thursday, February 9, 2012
OK. Enough already. 30lbs, really? Well, spring must be coming because I'm waking up wanting to walk. Today is gorgeous! I've been walking 1/2 hr for three days now. Not much but a start at least. Making soups, bread, weaving, dyeing, making some cuffs...very busy for some reason! And I was supposed to take January off. HA! Well, that didn't happen.
So a new routine...healthy food, walks. I think I have been eating my fear instead of dealing with it. I am a work in progress.
|Heading out through the field...even though it was almost warm, it was windy and there is a lot of ice still.|
|This, actually was yesterday in the woods...|
|The moss (lichen??) was soooo green. I love it!|
|A big, ole porcupine up in a tree we call the "porcupine tree" cause there are usually 5 or 6 of them in it!|
|The "Porcupine Tree"|
|Here he is today...see the quills standing up???|
|Walking round the pond|
|Part of the pond looked quite wet so I didn't dare to go on it. But would dearly love to ice skate!|
|Heading back through our field. Way too much ice for a ride on Dom yet.|
|Hey Duke...How could someone have left a halter on him when he was growing. Hard to believe. And he is still the sweetest horse.|
|My main man...|
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Well, still dyeing...five (or is it 6) days of it. More than I usually do at one time but when I measured out the dye I made it very strong and then when I lightened each color in a cup for use I had to add more urea water and that made more, and more, and more...well, I still have more dye to use. But I'm tired of making skeins. I'm tired of standing for hours. I'm tired of rinsing. My hands are chapped.
Tired of wringing out skeins.
But then, something always happens and I look at the rainbows I've created and
I fall in love all over again...