Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
I really excited with this work but feel guilty for ignoring my Macomber. Ah, so many looms so little time.. yet I keep hearing people tell me they can't retire cause they'll be bored to death. I'm really looking forward to having enough time to play around although I don't want to wish my life away, I do know that when the time comes I'll be ready and willing.
Monday, June 27, 2011
I changed the colors of the flowers to compliment the inkle strap's and interior coloring and am having a ton of fun with it. Hopefully the vision I have in my head will work out into something tangible.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
This is a new bag that I finished and am starting on the strap. This by far is the most fun I've had in a while. I plan on constructing at least one bag next weekend since we have a whopping three glorious days off. Can't wait.
The straps to the bag have been card woven, I used Sara Lamb's directions in Woven Treasures page 86. Took me a bit to get use to turning the cards in the right direction, but I figured a way to keep it straight and then it was non stop til I finished. The bottom strap is the front and the top the back, although I like the back better and is what will be the front of my strap. I'm having some difficultly with the selvages then again when don't I LOL.. but at least I'm enjoying myself.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
I keep toying with taking an inkle weaving class at fiber festival this year. I am a beginning weaver currently working on my Cricket loom and eager to absorb all sorts of weaving techniques.Your colors are beautiful. Thanks, if you get the chance take the class, I wish I would have had the availability of one. Inkle looming is really easy once you get the idea that no matter what you do it's a warp faced band. When I need a really long band I can do it on my floor loom it's only two shaft and narrow enough to go really fast, oh and I don't even need the reed.
Acorn to Oak said...
Wow! That's really pretty and the colors look like a perfect match to your fabric. I've been wanting to build or buy an inkle loom lately. I've even been watching videos online of how to warp them but it seems very confusing. I was able to try weaving on one a few years ago at a fiber festival and it was really simple. I'm wondering if it would make sense once I got one and some books with diagrams. Is it fairly simple to figure out? Yes, it's very simple. I learned online and with some handouts I downloaded this one in particular is wonderful. Once you get going it's so much fun and you'll realize just how simple the concept really is.
Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...
Perfect match! Can't wait to see the finished pocket purses. Thanks I plan on doing a few of them you'll be bored with me posting about them after a while LOL..
Delighted Hands said...
Very pretty and a PERFECT match! I want more info, too-are you doing plain weave? How does it turn out so pretty.....can you give a little tutorial?! I can do a tutorial but, it would take some time. If you want to view a few really good ones on youtube (this one is great) so you don't have to wait. It's plain weave tabby, warp face, you can even do it on a floor loom or backstrap loom, just 2 shafts, no reed.
You did a great job of matching colors! What string/yarn are you using to get all of those subtle colors? ~Anniewww.ASpinnerWeaver.com. Thanks on the color compliment, I'm using crochet thread #10, so it's 10/2 I guess. I found that my Michael's has a ton of colors so I usually stock up when I get coupons and they take competitor's coupons too. I'm always looking for a bargain on yarn can't help myself, actually I don't want to help myself in that department.
I agree with ASpinnerWeaver "great match on the colors". What yarn are you using? Thanks, see above for the yarn specs :)
Yes, what are you using. Is it 8/4 cotton?I love it......I have two inkle looms, but haven't really done much with them. I have used 8/4 but I found it too thick to produce a really nice band, although it did make some nice quick coasters. I would love to see you make some straps for your soulmate sock totes on the inkles, the color combos would be endless.
Monday, May 02, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I purchased two weaving books, one was a gift from my kids and the other one from myself. I'm excited to read them through and start planning some new projects. I gave up and conceded defeat on the scarf, it kept breaking down and I just could not deal with it any longer. I started warping for the simple baby blanket and that should give me some easy work for a bit.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
1 lbs of Lean Ground Sirloin
½ lbs of Ground Pork Medium each fine chop of green Pepper, red Pepper, Vidalia or Yellow onion
1 tbsp of minced garlic 6 tbsp of Badia Complete Seasoning or ( 1tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, crushed bay leaves, parsley)
2 cracked eggs
Take the meat and add ½ the seasoning, salt and cracked eggs and combine well. Place a piece of aluminum on the table and dump the meat mixture on it, pat it into a rectangle. Place the 3 hard boiled eggs in the middle and wrap them with the meat sort of logroll style. Take another piece of aluminum and wrap the log in tightly. You can pressure cook this in a water bath for 45 minutes or leave it in the crock-pot with water at med temp for 6 hours. I don’t use a pressure cooker to I go with the crock-pot method. Once it's hardened let it sit and cool for a good 30 mins or so.
While the meat is cooling take the onion, peppers and oil and sauté in the pan until they are soft and the onions are translucent add the garlic the rest of the seasoning and tomato sauce.
Slice the meat roll into ½” slices and place in pan with sauce. Cover and simmer letting the slices pickup the sauce and flavors for 15 mins or until meat is heated through. Serve over white rice, mash potatoes or with a salad. If you have any slices leftover they are great in a sandwich the next day.
Monday, February 21, 2011
tagged me for this award. I of course don't really think my blog is particularly stylish or fashionable, but am flattered that someone thought it was. The rules are to share 7 things about myself, which I know I've discussed just about everything and pick 15 bloggers. If you want to play along, please take the pic and run with it, because I love so many blog to just pick 15 is really not fair, and tag back to my blog. 7 items I want to share about me:
1. I'm good under pressure, can' get through some hard stuff, hanging tough but after it's said and done I fall apart.
2. I have an internal fight always present between sharing my off time with my knitting or my weaving.
3. I'd like to take a year long sabbatical from everyday life and travel cross country in an RV
4. Sometimes I brutally honest, not always tactful, but working on it.
5. I wish work did not dominate most of my waking hours, seem like such a waste of life although necessary.
6. I have never understood the comment "once you retire you might as well die there's nothing to do", really??
7. I love the fall and winter seasons.
Friday, February 18, 2011
I started weaving last night and wove about 8" before I threw in the towel, The mohair was making my arms itchy and I could only get through that length without scratching my skin off. My hands not so much but the fly aways getting on my arms whoa, that was amazingly itchy and uncomfortable, I admire folks who find it soft and wonderful, of course they're not sensitive to it, which is why I'm happy for acrylic, cotton, bamboo, silk, linen, cashmere and alpaca.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
As I was walking around in Joanne Fabrics this Saturday perusing the fabric section, I found this eggplant fabric in the clearance section. I was so thrilled that I did a happy Snoopy dance in the isle, got some odd looks but I didn't care, no sir no one bit.