Writings from 3 sisters, who love to garden, do scrapbooking, fiber arts and sometimes have an opinion.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sale Update

One of my finds-at Value Village-a felt hat kit for $9.99

This is what came in the kit-fiber, directions, a blow up
head for measuring and these two books-a good
buy-hoping I can try this this summer
Yes, I am still here. Last weekend my husband and I took our rugs and a few other things to a craft sale. It is the first time we have tried to sell any of our woven things. It was very busy and we were able to sell enough in the first 1/2 hour to pay for our booth. I talked to a lot of people who were interested in weaving. Since then we have had a woman bring us some wool and another woman who asked us to donate to two auctions. Actual it would have been nice if she had wanted to buy something instead of asking me to donate something, but I have donated things before and maybe someone will be interested in our weavings after seeing them. I was very tired by the time that the sale was over but we did do very well. I am still trying to finish a scarf from the tencel warp. After it is done, my husband has tied on to the scarf warp that he did before Christmas and I am going to weave a couple more scarves. I also have a scarf warp on my little Kombo that needs to be finished too. My husband is going to use the 8 shaft Gilmore and weave some kitchen towels. We ordered some cottolin from Paradise Fibers in Spokane, I ordered them in the morning on one day and they arrived the next day ! Love that Paradise Fibers, when I order I always try to order what they show that they have in stock.
Keep weaving, Amy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

been away from here too long

always like to post what I am doing outside...but that has been near impossible with winter...still some ice on the ground and mud too, but this afternoon I got out into the sun in a southern exposure and raked up pine cones.....felt wonderful and is exactly where I need to be.....it was dessert for me after a great lunch with my sisters.....though we tried a new spot and  it was hard to hear in there.....small, tile on the floor, loud music and don't think we will be back there.    I have been working on a heart project that will be installed in our demonstration garden....the back of the garden is a big green building and the heart will get mounted there...it measures 30 inches across...and is beautiful....don't want to think about how much money I spent on glue....

Friday, February 8, 2013

Getting Ready for Sale

Busy twisting the fringe on this scarf

My husband is finishing up a run of rugs. He just finished
8 rugs for a friend, made from the pjs from her mom.

I am about to tie on another warp on the loom in the
dining room. This is the warp that my husband used to make
two scarves.

The gold tencel scarves are rolling on the beam. One is
done and I have about 20 inches done on another.
Hopefully these will be done for the sale too.

Some of my things laid out on my bed, ready to be priced.
This doesn't look like much, but we have several
rugs also.
Every morning I check out my favorite blogs and see if anyone has written anything new. Of course I always hope that many people have updated their blogs. But then I realize that I haven't written anything since January and I start to feel some guilt. So what is happening at our house. The biggest news is that Henry, the golden retriever, likes to bite his toe nails. We have never had a dog who did this. The good news is that we never have to have them clipped. But the bad news is that this week he chewed just a little too far and spent a couple of days limping. See this is why I haven't written much, nothing much is happening. On the weaving front we are getting ready for a sale on February 16.