Saturday, June 30, 2012

What I have been up to

It has been so long since I have posted last that I don't know where to begin!

I finally made it back to Wilderness Road state Park where I volunteer one weekend a month. The fort was closed until April. I didn't get to go that month or in May because of our son's school play and his graduation. It felt so good to get back there and be with friends I haven't seen since last December. My friends there teased me about being gone for so long. This is what I found on the front of my cabin.

This month was my second show of this year. It was the Lavender Festival. I wasn't sure about doing this festival because when I did it a couple of years ago sales were okay but not great. This year sales were better than expected. I will be doing this show again.

 This is what happens when  you are in a hurry and working with a very sharp knife. I cut the tip of my thumb off! Not to worry, though. It is healing nicely. Weaving with nine fingers isn't impossible but strange.

This week I wound four warps. Three are for scarves and one for placemats. Sometimes when I decide what combination of yarns I want to use I get so excited that I have to start weaving right away. For two of the scarves I used a neutral warp and wound the shuttle with a variegated yarn and a gold for one and the same variegated yarn with silver. Here is a picture but it is terrible. So much so that I can't tell if this is the one I used the silver yarn on. I just didn't capture the colors like they really are.

Here are the yarns I used with the scarves. I forgot to take a picture of the other scarf. All the yarns are rayon. The gold and silver yarns add just a hint of sparkle.

Here is another scarf warp. The colors are pink and blue.

Here is the yarn I used.

Here is the warp for the last two scarves. I don't have it wound on the loom yet.

I plan on using this yarn for the weft.

It has been so hot here that I try not to go outside for very long. The grass is turning brown and the ground is cracking. We really need rain. I hope we get some soon! This is what I saw when preparing dinner this evening. Sorry about the reflection. I couldn't seem to stand in the right place to take a better picture. The end of the wire goes outside and is on the north side of the house.

It doesn't look like it will cool off any time soon. I am so glad I have to studio to go to!



  1. We missed you yesterday! I was hoping that you would bring your cute little spinning wheel! But, you have been so busy...those scarves are lovely!!!

  2. Those scarves are beautiful. I can't wait to see the last one. You have been busy.

  3. You weave such nice straight selvages... your stuff is fantastic!

    As for the heat, come on up! We are only in the high 80's today, it will feel like a winter day to you after 106!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. My goodness I can't believe it is that cool there. Save me a chair I am coming up there!! I wish.