Monday, July 29, 2013

Butter Fresh

Finally after contemplating what to weave with a few cones of a nice and warm butter yellow I decided to weave some napkins.



The yarn was from my stash and I think it was given to me several years ago.  The 3 small cones are vintage at least to me, they appear to be from the 60's.  I am guessing their age by looking at the type written blue ink labels on the interior of the cones.


This picture shows the color a little bit closer to real life.  Warm butter yellow.


Love the way the dots of lace show off the nice glowing sheen of the fine weight cotton.

Fun project to weave.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Weaving & Wrestling




I started a tradition eleven years ago of weaving and then sewing Christening gowns to give our daughter for her new born babies.  After learning that our daughter was expecting baby number three I got to work weaving the yardage I would need to create another Christening gown.


Using 10/2 mercerized cotton as the weft and some very lovely single ply silk yarn that I doubled in the bobbin for the weft I proceeded to weave six yards of diamond patterned huck lace yardage.  The silk weft creates a lovely shine and a nice hand to the fabric.



Today I finished working on the Christening gown for our soon to be born Grandson David.  Sorry about the crappy hanger, had to bend a dry cleaning hanger to "fit" so I could hang the gown for a few days before I hemmed it.


Here is a full length shot of the Christening gown, very hard to capture the silk sheen.  The gown is rather plain for my tastes but it is what our daughter requested.


Elsewhere in our house.....is chaos


Today Pepper turns 3 months old, she is growing fast!


Here is a shot of Sam our 8 year old Old English Sheepdog, also known as our built in baby sitter.



Sam and Pepper, getting ready for round 20 of the World Federation Of Dog Wrestling.  You will note the rag rug in the fore ground, Pepper seems to think it is her property to drag where ever she sees fit.



Sam has given Pepper the Wrestling moniker of "The Black Menance".  Observe that Sam is very gentle with his little pesky sister although once in awhile she does get reminded who is in charge around here.  

Until next time.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Life's Little Treasures

Not much weaving is getting accomplished this week.  However, I do have a good excuse, motherhood or should I say puppyhood.

Last Saturday we brought home our long awaited puppy from the breeder.  Need I say that I can get very little accomplished in my day now that we have an 8 week old baby in the house.

This is Pepper, she is 5 1/2 pounds of pure unadulterated standard poodle puppy energy!


Miss Pepper
8 weeks old

Hopefully I will be able to return to weaving soon, until then....


Happy Weaving