Monday, December 31, 2007

Close up of sewn header

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.

Yooper Rug

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

Slide show of our trip to Yellowstone in August.

Special thanks to Lori, for finding the cool, free hosting site and helping me learn how to set up a slideshow. I plan to redo this and put the photos in order sometime soon.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Green, brown, black and cream denin

I didn't keep the measurements of this rug, it is something like 28" x 40", and finished on Dec. 11. The colors don't show up as well as they should, the colors are warmer that they appear, with brown headers and the colored warp.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

First try with colored warp

Another denim one, it measures 28 1/2 " x 38 1/2 ' and was finished on Dec. 5, 2007. The next one will have the rags cut thinner, it is very heavy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Orange, blue and pink rug

Finished on Nov. 16, it measures 27" x 31" made from woven cottons. It has the same orange and blue from the orange cotton rug in an earlier post, but added some pink easter fabric.

close up

A better shot of the colors, it was finished Nov. 27, 2007

Rug made from Christmas fabrics

This is another case of not knowing what it will turn out like. There are mostly Christmas fabrics, red, green and gold stripes,white with gold stars, etc. Cotton woven fabrics, and it measures 27" x 29".

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Another bath towel

This little frog is a gift, and the towel is actually green. Don't know why it looks gray,but the frog shows up better, so am not complaining!

Bath towel

This emperor penguin towel is a gift, also.

Gift towels

Embroidered these hand towels at work for Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Orange cotton rug

This one has a lot of orange in it, but the blue is showing up more in the photo. It has many holiday print fabrics in it, and didn't turn out the way I thought it would.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Third polyester rug

Here's another polyester rug, this one still has the scrap filler left. (t.p.) The sewing group has offered to tie the ends during their meetings, all I have to do is weave, the best part.

Denim Rug

This denim rug was finished on Nov.10 for an order. It measures 28"x 31". The header is P&C cotton in a green, blue white variegated. Just need to make one more just like it for the customer.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Another polyester rug

This one was finished on Nov. 7, and it's cat-approved. It measures 27"x 41".

Monday, November 5, 2007

Rug made from polyester pants

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

Blue violet

Magenta african violet

This plant was purchased a few weeks ago, and is still blooming nicely.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

White mini violet blooming

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.

Fair 2006 rug

This rug was made from Lion Brand Homespun yarn in 2006 for the fair. Lavender and royal blue yarn, it is soft and cushy.

Close up of rug header

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hit or miss rug

This rug was made on Oct. 20, 2007, from t-shirts and a Peaches and Cream cotton header. Variagated pink, yellow, purple and white. Measurements are 19" x 22"

Denim Rug

This rug was made on Oct. 20, 2007 and measures 19" x 35". Blue jeans for the weft material and Peaches & Cream cotton for the header, a variagated green, blue and white.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bobble and Braid knitted hat

Wanted to show a close up of the hat. It is a Fiber Trends pattern, made from Paton's Classic Wool ( merino) and found it so enjoyable, have made two more since finishing this one. It will be my skiing hat.

2007 Fair Entries

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

Last photo

This is another shot of the first garden from a different angle, with a view of the playground. There are some bulbs planted here that never came up. We will see what happens in the spring.

Another photo

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.

School garden 2007

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

School garden, before picture

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.

More flowers

These are more dianthus in a small bed by the house. The taller ones are Asiatic Lilies.

Flower garden 2007

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

Starting new project

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

Saturday, May 5, 2007

African Violets

The african violets are in bloom, the minis are a year old, and this is their first flowering. Wish they showed up better on the picnic table!

Denim rug

Another rug, made from jeans, photo taken on a windy day...

Woven rug

Rag rug made from sweatshirts. Measures 27" x 54".

Two fair entries, 2004

Handspun yarn, (Shetland wool) and Wool Drying basket

Dye Workshop at Joyce's

From left: Kim, Chris, Joyce and Kathleen

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

First post

Welcome to my blog, it will be a collection of misc. photos and a place to document my finished projects.

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