I am pleased with myself today, actually got a head start on my weaving for Christmas. Altered the rosepath star pattern slightly from the original pattern I found in the 8 shaft pattern book. My version has tighter looking star points and a decorative middle part between the stars. Love the red and white towels they are crisp and fresh looking. The blue glass ornament was a gift from some good friends, they know I collect hand blown cobalt blue ornaments. I just adore it and can hardly wait to hang it on our tree this year.
Never wanting to waste any warp I squeeked out this little finger tip towel. The green stripes help to highlight the red stars. The hand blown cobalt blue ornament was gifted to me by a dear friend this summer, she keeps me supplied with the most beautiful hand made glass you can imagine.
Never weave when you are tired or you end up with something like this....note there are no red stars woven on the border. There is no border at all, what was I thinking? Discovered I had not woven any border on this towel when I cut the warp off the loom. Not wanting to waste a perfectly nice cotlin towel I pulled out some of my Irish cluney lace and added it to the edge. I think it kind of looks like a traditional hand towel circa 1890's or so.
My girls are almost all grown up. Not sure if the white chicken in front is a girl or a boy - we are leaning towards boy because it looks so much different than the other girls. Out of 10 chicks who arrived here on the 21st of May these girls are all that have survived the terrible heat waves we had this summer. Expect to start seeing our very first eggs any day now. Also have 6 new chicks in the brooder, they arrived on Tuesday. Sure hope they survive to adult hood so we can add them to our mix.
Need to get back to the loom I have a project that needs to be started and off the loom quickly.