Happiness is having some creative time each day,
don't you think?
Just a bit of time makes the day seem that much better.
I finished the Up, Up, and Away baby quilt!!
It turned out just as I'd hoped,
and all I have to do now is put a label on the back.
Then it will be winging it's way off
to the soon to be new parents :-)
I love quilting,
and giving them away to people
is the frosting on the cake,
I've started another baby quilt,
this time an improv slab design
using scraps that I've saved over the years.
This was inspired by the Waterfall Quilt,
from the book
by Alexandra Ledgerwood.
I love that book!
So many fun designs to try out,
and they are on my list,
I pulled out some Merino/silk roving that I dyed
last year to spin into a soft yarn for a special hat
Each morning I can sit on our back deck
while happily spinning,
embracing the quiet neighborhood,
and listening to the birds.
On the weaving side of things,
I'm continuing to play with the plain weave structure
while using novelty yarns blended
in with cotton, rayon, and bamboo yarns.
Sunny yellow and bright spring green-
a cheery combination that brightens the day just by looking at it.
I like playing with textured yarns,
and adding even more texture with
yarn inclusions thrown in every now and then.
Two of the pirns that you see are handspun slubby silk yarns.
This is the first project on my Glimakra Ideal
countermarch loom :-)
It's an awesome, sturdy little loom,
that wasn't hard to set up at all.
This time I'm still playing with texture,
but I'm also playing with the sett,
so I crammed some dents in the reed where the colored yarn is,
and opened up the set where the textured yarns are.
My husband created some new wedges for my
Glimakra Ideal loom
using Cocobolo wood.
I love the dark color,
and the interesting grain pattern.
He turned some new supports
for the bench seat out of African Padauk,
which is an interesting orange color,
and found some hardware for the seat.
He re-glued the legs to the floor supports,
and I was ready to weave on my new bench.
Thanks, Marshall, for your help!
My husband, Marshall, and I just celebrated
our 34th wedding anniversary this past weekend.
How did I get so lucky to share my life with such
an awesome guy??
Here's hoping that you have time for fiber/fabric today,