A Lovely Mother's Day

Did you do something special for Mother's Day?
Yesterday my husband and I decided to 
take advantage of the warm, sunny day here 
to ride our dual sport motorcycles.
We picked a state park that we hadn't
visited yet,
packed a picnic lunch,
and headed out.
This is the view we were soaking up
while eating our ham sandwiches,
and chocolate cookies.
How did I get so lucky to spend my life
with a guy who loves to have adventures??

I have shifted my looms around,
placing my 120 cm Glimakra Standard in a spot
where I can move around the loom much easier.

I just finished putting a warp on it
of 8/4 carpet warp in pink and white 
to weave a rag rug.
I'll be honest with you,
my intention was not to weave a pink rug.
 I discovered this warp in a bag,
and I couldn't bring myself to throw it away.
I had measured it out to weave a baby blanket,
and realized that I'd rather sew a baby quilt,
so I saved the cotton warp for later use.
I found a good use for the yarn
as the warp for the pink rug now being woven.

I'm adding inclusions of pink/peach/purple/yellow cotton fabrics,
just to add interest.
The weaving pattern is a pebble weave twill
from the book,
A Handweaver's Pattern Book
Marguerite Porter Davison.
The rug will be going in the back
of my vehicle
to cover the carpet,
protecting it from muddy dog paws.

The weft is made from thrift store sheets 
in a soft buttery yellow,
cut into 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) strips
with a rotary cutter
and then wound on a ski shuttle.

On the sewing side of things,
since I had my scraps sorted by color for my previous quilt,
I've decided to continue 
exploring blocks with color gradation.
This is what I have done so far:

I have yellow and red strips left to do,
and then I'll begin joining them.
I think that this quilt will be a gift 
for someone special.

We have a lovely tree in our front yard 
that is putting on quite a show
  after I fertilized it.

Doesn't that simply have happy written all over it?



  1. What a lovely dog-rug for the car! And the quilt is going to be gorgeous! And the most important of all: You both look soooo happy!

  2. Hello Judy. What an amazing view - brilliant spot for a picnic. We celebrate Mothering Sunday in March so it's long forgotten although my Mum had to wait until my visit in April for her gift!
    The rug is going to be lovely - why don't you use it in the house for a bit before relegating to the back of the car!!
    Lovely colour gradations. xx

  3. An amazing view and nothing more special than having a picnic with your hubby . The rug is going to be perfect to protect your car and I am loving those bright colours , they will make someone very happy .

  4. Looks like you had a great Mother's Day adventure. It's amazing what fertilizer can do, eh? Oh, by the way, I think your dogs are spoiled if that get that nice mat for the car!

  5. Lovely pictures.
    The dogs are going to love that rug, I'm sure.
    Is the weather getting warm already where you live?
    Have a great week.

  6. Hallo Judy
    Du hattest einen schönen Muttertag und wieder viel gewebt und genäht. Immer wieder gibt es bei dir schönes zu sehen und auch deine Bilder machen mir Freude. Bestimmt zeigst du schon bald, wie es mit dem Streifenquilt weiter geht.
    Liebe Grüsse

  7. What a great way to spend Mother's Day. I love that you are weaving with thrifted sheets - I like how it looks, but also just the idea of a new way of reusing fabric that I hadn't come across before.


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