Monday, May 9, 2016

I Can't Believe

I went all through April without posting even once.  What kind of blogger am I anyway?  And yet some people view my blog.  Who are they?  Perhaps they are people just passing through.

Here's what's new.

I went to CNCH, but by the time I arrived in Modesto about 2:30 PM  all of the handmade items which the committee hung out were gone.  Tags had been put on them stating that if someone was cold they were welcome to take one. Apparently there were many cold people that morning.  It would have been nice to see the items on display, but alas it didn't happen for me.

I took 2 classes. One was on weaving with hand spun yarn and this is what I made.

I spun this.

This one small piece I wove.  The large yellow yarn was handwoven by my friend, Pam. I like the contrast.

My other class was an illuminated bookmark.  I will show you the lighted and unlighted photos.  My actual weaving is not so good, but the illumination is fun.

I bought a stand for my rigid heddle loom and here's the bookmark in progress as I didn't finish it in class.

Here is the bookmark finished but not lit. At the top is a small pouch for holding the battery.  As you can see I didn't get my led lights very even.

Da dah! It works.  Pretty cool, eh?

While at CNCH  I bought some bright 5/2 cotton with which to weave a towel or two to match my decor.   Again, my weaving was not without errors. Photo 1: errors in plain view 2: errors hidden  3: the towel looking good ( at a distance ) in my house.

A couple of posts ago I showed photos on another sleepover satchel I made.  I had the manager of the state park gift shop look at it and she thought they could sell it.  Here is a photo of it hanging in the shop with it's tag on.

I have made 2 more satchels since this one.  I will do a post on them soon.  And perhaps other interesting things, like clouds.

Have you ever heard of a horseshoe vortex cloud?  It's a new one for me.  I will post a photo soon, not taken by me.

Come back.

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