Saturday, August 27, 2011
Yes, this is Hurricane Irene.
No.....not the one that's hitting right now!
My Mom's family planned a reunion in October 1999 at the beach near Wilmington. Aunts, uncles and cousins converged on the area...and we did have a good time. That is until an unwelcome visitor came to call!
I'll leave out all the details, but I was thankful to get back home. It was a bumpy flight!!!!
And, now, she's back. My thoughts are with all the folks on the Eastern Seaboard for the next few days. Please be safe.
This is #4 large tote on John. The weft was the multi-colored cord that was sitting on the churn last week. I used 8 strands of cord for the handles.
I really like the way it wove up, but the handles are a little thinner than I prefer. I think I'll do another one with this weft, but I want to use the blue mop cord with one strand of the weft for the handles.
I'll probably cut these 4 off the loom since the handles are building up on the beam. There's no sense in asking for trouble!!!!
I got the handles thrown for the green/tan tote, and started weaving on the center section. A whole new pattern started to develop.....and then changed again!!!! It's time to weave the handles back in....I can't wait to see what happens when I weave the last section!
I have enough of this plaid to do another tote, but I think I'll use mop cord for the handles. I dyed several hanks of cord brown earlier in the week. It might be a good idea to do a run of tan cord, too.
Let me add that to my to-do list!!!!
Waiting in the queue is this lovely print I found in my stash. It came with John and Sally, and I think it was cut for rag rugs. I ran it through the rag cutter, and there should be plenty for a small tote.
So, we're down to 83 days until the Foothills Craft Guild show....I'll keep plodding my way to my goal. I foresee some hours at the sewing machine in my future!!!
In the meantime, enjoy your weekend....stay safe if you're expecting a visit from Irene. She's not my favorite cousin!!!