Saturday, July 17, 2010
Isn't this beautiful???? It's Wild Poinsettia or some call it Fire on the Mountain. I found two pots of them for sale this morning at the Farmers' Market. A dear friend had given me a start of this native plant years ago at my other house....but I didn't have any here on the Ridge. I was jumping for joy when I found them this morning.
I stopped at Staples while I was out and picked up a few things that were getting low. I'll be making up for lost time when the computer comes home!
I put another warp on the inkle loom this week...I just couldn't stand it being nekkid! My daughter has already decided that she needs this belt for her jeans. See! This really needed to be done! And, I can weave in bed!!!!
Linda sent me a link yesterday about the new Gilmore Inkle Looms. They actually have a warp beam...WOW! I looked, but I didn't even price them!
And....this is what I'm trying to ignore! The warp that just keeps on giving.
Actually, it's finally going better. I'm using a new "treadle, throw, treadle, beat" pattern with it, and it seems to be working. It's just SLOW since this is a different way of weaving for me. I'm sure it will get better (faster) as I get used to it. I've retied the warp again to keep the tension even....cross your fingers that it will work better.
So, today is a good day to weave.............after I get my Fire on the Mountain in the ground!