Monday, May 31, 2010

Pulled rugs off of loom today

Oh man, I love the dopamine rush I get when I finish a project.
Lookee lookee, I have two new rugs.

The first on was previously posted while it was still on the loom. My husband likes it so much he wants it in our kitchen.

The second one used the same warp as the first. The weft was from old T-shirts. My youngest recently sorted through his clothes and discarded lots of T-shirts. Before I sent the clothes to Shepherd's Care, I picked out things I could 1) cut up for making rugs or 2) wear myself. It is a delight to get hand-me-downs from my kids!

I like them both. I especially like recycling old clothing.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

On the Looms

Completed my first rag rug on the new loom.

Warped 'baby bear' loom with rayon boucle from String and Things in Valdese, NC. I'm using a 4 thread Bronson lace weave. Easy to do and looks so delicate.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More pictures of JCC

Hubby at Woodturning class

Joann taught us a great way to warp the loom.

John C Campbell Pictures

I enjoyed a week in Western North Carolina learning to weave rugs with Joann Hall

My buddy Marcie

A great facilityMy first attempt at rug making
Awesome rug by classmate

Contra Dancing at night. FUN! FUN!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Blog 1 year anniversary

I started this blog May 1, 2009. What a fun way to record what is going on in my life! It is a great record of things I've worked on and done (if I remember to post on a regular basis!)

Since the last post, Andy and I have traveled to the Farm to see Nannie and Grandaddy, and ventured to Richmond to see Andrew and Katie's new home. Jeremy is here for a week or two between semesters. Amanda and Josh visited at the end of their semester also. Looking at all that 'visitin' I see I have a good excuse for no blog entries.

The weather today is a mountain classic, foggy, damp and gray. The perfect type of day to catch up on my to-do list. . .or not. Right now sitting in bed, looking out the window while I write seems what needs to be done.