If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Spring is Here

Spring is diffidently in the air (pollen)

My Christmas cactus has becomed an Easter cactus. 

 So very delicate and beautiful. 

 Not only are the cactus blooming but the Redbuds and Dogwoods are also in full bloom right now. I hope to this weekend be able to take a walk around our property to see some of the places where we have a lot of dogwoods growing. The weather is supposed to be very favorable for that and should be a spectacular show of flowers.
If I do I'll post pictures.

 This past week I have been able to finish the washcloths that I had started weaving a few of weeks ago 

After they had came off the loom I needed to sew the ends of each washcloth to make sure it didn't ravel when the cardboard separator was removed.

 Next was to trim the raw edges of yarn once the cardboard was removed.

Here is a close up of what one side finished looks like. I turned over the edge and stitched it down and the other side is next to be finish.

This is not the first time I have used this yarn to make washcloths. I had made a few last year and been using them a lot in the kitchen. I do not believe the first batch were as large as the second batch that I have made. I know there will be some shrinkage due to the fact that I'm using 100% cotton yarn but I also believe by the looks of it, they weren't as big.
I ended up with 7 new washcloths 

Still weaving on the kitchen dish towels, I'm on the last one and really do love the look on the pattern.

I think my next project will be a rag rug.
I've been wanting to weave a rug and this would be a good one to start with. Beside I'll get to use up some more of the fabric in the garage.

On Instagram Amy of Amy's creative side is doing a One Thing Challenge. 

The premise of her challenge is to accomplish one task a week. It's not to complete a whole quilt from start to finish in a week but to break it down into doable parts so by the time a few weeks have passed, maybe you have completed a quilt or another project that you have been working on or wanted to start.
 Heaven knows I need this type of incentive. I have not been pushing myself creatively other than small projects that I could take along with me to the doctors office or a little weaving in the evening to relax my mind. 
So if this is something that interest you go over to Instagram and look at Amy's creative side page to get more information on how to go about participating.

Till next time,

1 comment:

  1. Weaving is certainly a creative talent. Your finished washcloths look lovely. It is good to stop by and say hello. Enjoy the Easter weekend. HUGS


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