Friday, April 24, 2015

Post 100

Sometimes when people hit a milestone they want to have a little review.  Me too.  So here goes.

When I started my blog, July 13,  2013, it was called Finishing the Unfinished.  Here is a photo of some of my unfinished items.

The yellow/green socks are finished. The blue pullover (rt) is coming along.

I really wanted to finish the things I had started but it didn't work out for me.  So I changed the name of my blog to Whatever Whenever.  And thus it has remained.

On looking back, I'm not sure at which post I changed the name because Blogger changed the name on all the posts.

The Monkey on the Branch  is one of my favorite posts.  I was showing off my new kitchen curtains which I started and finished in a timely manner.  That was post #14.

Here is the post from one year ago. Almost.  I find myself once again longing for the sea.  I hope that in the future I will live closer to it, so I can go more often.  Maybe every day.

I'll go here.  Want to go with me?

Alas, I have run out of enthusiasm for this post.  I was going to return to one 6 months ago and then a month ago,  but let me just suggest you look them up yourself if you happen to be interested.  The cloudy day has clouded my mind.  This is all right with me.  We are just hoping and praying there will be more rain.

If you like sewing, you may enjoy the The Great British Sewing Bee which you can find on You Tube.  There have been three seasons.  I started with season 2 and so far it's my favorite for the challenges, but all are great. Look for it here.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Finnish Twill Towels

All finished and so happy.  I see room for improvement, but I'm still excited to have woven something beautiful and useful.

A close-up.

Thank you for oohing and aahing over my weaving.  You didn't? You were struck speechless? No?  Oh, well, it's fine.  I like them enough for both of us. :D

Short and sweet this time.  Bye for now.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Checking in

I am still here.  So I'm checking in in case I'm missed.   Since I have finished my Finnish towels, but haven't a photo to share I'll skip that.

Did I tell you I bought a new loom? And while I was there I bought a spinning wheel as well. Both used.

My loom is a Gilmore 40" 4 harness  which I bought at the Gilmore Loom Company in Stockton, CA. When they get one of their looms back in trade, they clean and repair them and sell them with all the equipment that they sell with a new loom.

The owners had just received several items in from someone who was getting rid of them. Some looms and a couple of spinning wheels.  So crazy me, I bought a wheel that looks old fashioned to use at the Gold Discovery Park where I am a docent.  My other wheel, the Schacht Sidekick is just too modern.

You see what I mean?

All these photos are from the internet.

Well, I am off now. I'm cutting out several patterns so I can sew without having to cut out for a while.

       Another beautiful gift from God right out my back door. I happily share it with you.