I haven't started knitting socks with this yet as I'm making myself finish my current pair of socks that I have on my needles, but I can hardly wait to try it!
I participated in a spring postcard swap sponsored by Sheila, and my partner this time was Egléa who created a wonderful postcard filled with unique flowers and Easter eggs. Her postcard came this week, and it was so neat to see it waiting for me in my mailbox.
Thanks so much for the lovely postcard!!
I sent out a postcard with a freeform rose that I had made out of hand painted fabric that I cut into strips and then wound around in a circle as I stitched it down.
I finally got a warp on my vintage Harrisville Model A loom and I have it set up to weave the pattern called Ms and Os. Okay-it's a strange weaving title I know-but it's a cool weave structure to play with! The warp is cottolin in a natural color and the weft is a hemp yarn in natural. I'm weaving 16 inch (41 cm) square washcloths that are a bit stiff now, but I know that the hemp will soften over time.
Isn't it rather neat to see the floats emerge across the handwoven fabric?
I just finished a quilt that I've been working on-
I got bogged down on-taking a block from the Vintage Quilt Revival book. The block is the classic tea leaf block and I sewed strips of batiks together to create parts of each block along with Kona cotton solids for the center blocks.
I quilted bubbles in all of the background triangles and squares and let me tell you, I'm not doing bubbles any time soon!! I quilted wavy lines in the green sections using various Sulky rayon threads.
Woohoo-it's done and hanging on the wall in my family room....
Yesterday morning I was cycling along the Boise River, just enjoying the fresh air, the wonderful view and the sparkle of the sunlight on the river.
I cycled by a kite sculpture that brought back fond memories of flying a kite while growing up in Nebraska. Good memories.
And Mr. Giraffe had his head up to where he could see over the back fence at the Boise Zoo, watching the joggers and cyclists flow by while munching on his breakfast.
Do you think that the baby birds have one chance to get their first flight right or it's goners for them? Wow, that would be rather daunting, wouldn't it?
Our Angelique tulips are putting on a lovely show in our backyard.
And the bee balm is coming along nicely, which is great to see.
Well, on this rainy morning I'm off to throw my shuttle and then start a new quilt.
Here's hoping that you have time for fiber/fabric today,