Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tease #2

about 6 days left before i start working on backing it.  this week i've had to up my average hours from 2 a day to 4.  2 after the kids go to sleep and then 2 more spaced out during the day.  today for example, the kids were playing nicely outside and i was able to sit at the picnic table and work for a good solid hour.  now i'm going to put the boy down for a nap, do a little housework and then work for another hour.  is my housework suffering?  yes, of course it is.  when isn't it?  i'm not big on housework.  it's that thing that i do when i don't have any other choice.  like when my husband doesn't have any clean underwear or the stack of dishes by the sink is starting to stink.  or i have guests coming over.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

my so called woven life

finally finished the woven runner i had on the demonstration loom.  it's over 80 inches long, multi-colored warp and grey weft, bird's eye pattern with appliqued birds.

i will eventually put a back on it but for now i'm concentrating on finishing an art piece.  let me repeat that... AN ART PIECE!  i don't make art.  not usually.  i make practical, useful things to beautify my everyday workaday world.   however, the WPCA's member show is in a couple months and i've decided to enter something this year.  i've got 3 weeks to complete it. so far i've been averaging about 2 hours a night work time.  if i can keep that up i might actually finish it.  here's a tease:

 this is about 3 inches of the 22 x 22 finished project.  a very small part.  it's not even close to being done or looking like the final product.  i'll keep posting on it as i go. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

my pot holders are cuter than yours

i just spent an unspeakable amount of time sewing quilted pot holders.  if there were any lingering questions about my sanity, they have been answered. 

greenleaf: why did you sew pot holders? 
me: because i can. 

in actuality, this was a great way to use up some scraps.  i have lots of scraps.  bins and bins of scraps.