I decided that I wanted to give my blog a face lift. So I did the thing called “Try it! You’ll like it!” Well, I didn’t like it and when I came back to this look all my widgets were gone… Humph I guess it’s just as well that it happened that way.. as irritating as it was. Now I really will give it a new look… so be patient with me as I try new things to find the look I like.. please..
I’ve been gone a while…thank you, Facebook..;( Don’t get me wrong…I love being able to put little notes up and visit with family and friends in real time. But I find that I miss my blog… so here I am..
For my wonderful daughter in law….
I did this scarf for my wonderful daughter in law. The first scarf I did was hand spun yarn that was spun on my spinning wheel. I made the mistake of trying to dye it with Rit Dye. Oh My! .. When I tried to rinse until clear, the black and red never did rinse til clear. I just see the mess that would make the first time she had to wash it. Even in cold, cold water it just would not clear. Well that used up all my handspun.. ughhh So I bought some yarn that friend of mine had spun and started over.. this time I used Kool Aid for the red and it turned out beautiful.
The finished scarf turned out beautifully. The yarn is merino/silk and it is has a very soft, gentle flow to it.
The weather here in North Texas has had mild temps for the last few days, but the cloud cover and misty rain has kept it pretty blah.. But I have to say that my flowers surely needed the rain.
Have a wonderful day..
If you are into upcycling .. like me.. this is a great site for you to scan through….
I love the way she took wire and a tiny piece of board and made a Christmas ornament hanger! Take a look..
Have a great day!
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I’ve been working on a selection of different styles of handwork to show at the Ingram Arts and Crafts Show in Tupelo, OK on Sept. 22, 2012. The photo shows a pocket weaving board warped with hand spun wool plied with polyester thread then woven with 1/2 inch strips of and old sheet that I had lying around. Took no time at all to weave.
This coin purse is the result. The rose cluster is embroidered with silk ribbon. I love it.
If you find yourself with a little time on your hands, do come out and just enjoy the fun with us.. ;o)
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I have an aunt and uncle (twins) who turned 80 years old this year. My aunt has wanted to have an art show in honor of my grandparents for years. There is a lot of talent in the family and she would like everyone to join in. So I will be in Tupelo, Oklahoma on September 22 for this show. I will be doing demonstrations of spinning, weaving, naalbinding and card weaving. This needle book will be one of the things that I will have for sale.
Remember this from 2008?
I have had this fabric stored away with many other things I have made. Well, I decided to use it to make a needle book. I started by felting some wool that also had stashed and after it dried completely I began.
The embroidery thread was spun a couple of years ago and has been used for many projects.. ;o) I thought I might want to use the card woven ribbon for a book mark, but decided that bookmark and needles might not be a good match.. ;o)
The finished needle book has large pockets on front and back covers for scissors and accessories.
The finished needle book. I may add more to it… a crocheted thimble holder or such. We’ll see.. ;o)
We are enjoying an unseasonable cool spell here in North Texas. Very nice sitting outside weather…
Have a wonderful day.. ♥
Posted in Card Weaving, Crafts, Embroidery, Felting, Fiber Preparation, Handcraft, Handwork, Historical Textile, Naalbinding, nalbinding, Needlework, Sewing, Spindling, Weaving
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I’ve been going to Julia’s Place for as long as I’ve been blogging. My goodness… could that really be 6 years! In the process of looking for her mini-tute about how draw your own pattern for metal clasp eye glass cases, I stumbled across this beauty.
Most of you know that I’ve had a small crazy quilt started now for about 3 years… hmmm These pansies will be glorious on it. Her instructions for making wired ribbon pansies is here..Make sure you have plenty of time before you go Julia’s. I can spend all day going thru her wonderful quilts..
Have a wonderful day!
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I love it. I just found it. I. had. to. show. it. to. you.!! I really like the disappearing nine patch quilt block. It takes an easy basic block and turns it into something that looks so meticulously done.
This quilt was made for my first granddaughter.. ;o) Her name is Hannah.
Now I have learned that I am in line for a Great Granddaughter and another Great Grandchild … !!! Wow!
So this new disappearing nine patch will look like this for at least one of these precious babies..
This is disappearing nine patch quilt where the 9 patch blocks were specifically pieced and cut to make this gorgeous quilt. It’s found at Jo’s Country Junction, but the link to the tutorial can be found HERE…
Hop over and have a look.. ;o)
It’s beginning the really hot part of summer here in North Texas.. All I can say is ..Thank Goodness for Air Conditioners!
Posted in Crafts, Free Patterns, Handcraft, Handwork, Historical Textile, Needlework, Personal, Quilt, Sewing, Textile Tutorials, Tutorials
Back in the previous incarnation of Fabric Follies Two … called Fabric Follies .. I posted a link to Crafty Diversions . At the time I was just learning to spin and was so fascinated with her free tutorial for making a yarn swift that I went out in the shop (that we no longer have… ;o( …. and made one.
This was so easy to make. The only thing I did wrong was … I didn’t measure the circular distance between peg holes and as a result did not come out exactly 2 yards between pegs. But I was only off 1 inch so it’s not difficult to figure the length of the yarn.
My SDH decided it would be easier to use if we put it on a stand… so we did. I love it and it works great…
So if you have a little space in your garage or back porch.. or where ever.. give this a try. It cost about $20.00 to make (including the stand… mine is solid oak*).
Have a wonderful day.. ;o)
* I would suggest using a light weight wood. Mine is solid oak and the pull on the yarn is pretty hard unless you go easy. I love mine, but someone unfamiliar with it may put too much strain on the yarn.
Posted in Backyard Projects, Crafts, Fiber Preparation, Free Patterns, Handcraft, Handwork, Historical Textile, Spinning, Textile Tutorials, Tutorials
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