Monday, December 31, 2007
The white weft of the header ( doubled poly/cotton) with the multi colored warp really stands out on the dark rug. Had considered using navy, but now am glad I didn't. We are definitely keeping it, not putting it out for sale. Should be nice by the back door, with all the snow that gets tracked in, you won't see this one bunching up and getting stuck under the door.
This rug was finished on Dec. 28, 2007 and my first with a sewn header. It was made from denim and a heavy camouflage canvas material, hence the name Yooper Rug. Taken outside on the snow, there are no wavy white lines like in previous rugs, although the warp is a different color, also. Will have to rewarp with white as soon as the multi is used up,to test all the theories.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
This rug was made on Nov. 4th, and is a consigned piece. The measurements are 26 1/2 " x 41". A ladies church group collects the material, cuts and sews it into strips for weaving. Then I take them, weave into placemats and rugs for their fund raisers. They sell them at local gift and craft shops, so everyone is getting a little profit. Am not sure why the little white swirls are showing up in the photo, so if anyone knows, please let me in on it. It showed up worse on an outside photo I took, also.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
This is the third blooming of one of the white miniature violets. See the Saturday May 5th post to see both of them. It is wicked, which means there is a string running from the bottom of the pot ( in this case a plastic 2 oz solo cup) into a container of water with plant food in it. It is quite a bit bigger than the other plant it was divided from( it was a sucker off the main stem) which isn't wicked. Two more babies are growing from the stem and will have to be divided soon.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
These are my fair entries for this year. The white handspun yarn is bamboo, and it got a first place. The blue knitted hat got a red ribbon. The ball of black combed fiber for spinning received a blue, and the basket got a blue ribbon, also. The dark blob on the left side of the photo is our cat, who likes to be in on everything.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
This garden has taken on a life of it's own, with nasturtiums and marigolds planted from seed, portulacas and marigolds that reseeded themselves, more asiatic lilies ( the stalks in the center) and a few columbine. They should bloom next spring, if they like the sunny conditions. If not, I'll move them to another spot.
This flower bed has petunias, portulacas, marigolds,iris and asiatic lilies. It looked better earlier in the summer, they really thrived with the hot, dry weather we had. You can see one of the school's gazebos built by volunteers in the background, and behind that is a historical mining building that the local curling club uses in the winter.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
This was one of the flower beds at the school, started by a garden club then abandoned. We cleared out the weeds and planted flats of flowers donated by Ben Campione, of Pat's Foods ( both years), and Pamida ( last year), some iris bulbs from a co-worker,and asiatic lilies that were freebies from a bulb fund raiser for 4-H.
The pink bunches of flowers are dianthus, this was taken early in the season before the roses bloomed. The deer ate the flowers in the hanging baskets with the exception of the begonias in the front while we were on vacation. Must have been happy to find something green, during the drought. Looks like somebody needs to fix the date on the camera!
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Here is the link for a crocheted afghan, didn't have all the yarn colors so will have to wait to get started on. Afghans are winter projects anyway. Multi-colored cats in a double crochet st. The pattern was originally in the Hooked on Crochet magazine, then in FreePatterns.com.