Good thing it wasn't raining last Tuesday when the guys came to replace our roof!! As I left to head for the center, the guys had just gotten onto the roof and were about to take the shingles off. I always am amazed that there are people who don't mind getting up on high buildings to replace shingles!!
So it's a rainy day here and I've decided to make some rolls. I did bring more flour from Canada so a day like this is a good excuse to make something with it.
I'm also making a baby blanket. We go to a Mexican restaurant at least once a week. The owners are good people and friends. Their daughter was married over a year ago and we went to the wedding. Now she's having a baby this fall and Sunday is a shower for her. Yeah, I'm going to make a blanket for their new boy. She loves monkeys and I knew I had a pattern somewhere in my stash I'd gotten from Clotilde. Thursday I went to Mamaw's Thimble and got fabric for it. I've got the background done. It's all 6 1/2 inch squares sewn together, 7 across and 10 down. That was the easy part. Now I have to do the rest. Here are the patterns traced on heat n bond light. Next I have to fuse it onto the correct color of fabric, cut them out and fuse it onto the blanket correctly so I can machine stitch it down.
I've gotten the center vine and all but one leaf done. I'll work on the monkeys next. Each monkey has about 20 pieces to fuse and sew around.
I haven't gotten my yarn order yet so I've woven off the placemats on Thelma. I had woven 8 earlier and given as gifts. Now I got 18 on the rest of the warp. The top 8 are claimed as gifts and there are 10 left to have on hand. I won't be selling these. They wait for another wedding down the road!
Today we're moving Thelma back next to the Nilus. I think she'll be happier there and if we need to we can place some boards there to keep her from walking. With the nice carpet we have put in the studio a couple of years ago, I don't want any bubbling to mess it up and this loom seems to like to walk. She's still heavy and I wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall when we move her later today!! We do have a rolling dolly but I think it'll take all 3 of us to get her in place!! I already have another warp ready to go on her for placemats.
Between the monkeys, moving looms, making rolls and maybe a couple of other things around the house, today is shaping up to be a fun, interesting day with an indoor picnic tonight!
Rain's ok and it'll probably continue tomorrow but then here's hoping we'll have nice weather and cooler, too, as fall approaches!