Monday, December 31, 2012

Back to it!

Christmas is a time for family and friends, enjoying each other and relaxing, not working. So that's what I did. I relaxed alot! It's so good to be able to do that once in awhile. 
I did wind a warp and get it on the loom Friday. Not having done that in almost a month, it felt so good!! I got this feeling of security, comfort.  It was the weirdest thing. It was like this is what I was meant to be doing at that time. I loved it!!
We did go to Atlanta to visit DH's family for the weekend and only got back yesterday afternoon. Then one last party last night. That's it for this "party girl"!  Tonight I'm not sure we'll really even notice that it's midnight. DH'll be playing guitar and I'll be reading a magazine or dozing in my chair!
However, the warp is on and ready to go. This is an order. I never just weave one thing so there are 3 jackets and 2 vests on this warp.
 I like the combination of black, blue gray and brick (or cranberry, whichever color you like to name it). It's a breeze to weave and is a fairly cheerful combination. The jacket will be one that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the mood of the buyer. I like that.
 I've got another warp wound but it's still on the warping board and it's all natural 4/2 cotton. Took forever to wind because I just had the one cone. I much prefer winding 6 or 8 threads at a time!! But, the warp isn't very long so it went fairly quickly and it's ready to go on the baby wolf once this order is woven off.
I've got plans to weave some bamboo scarves with leftover balls of yarn once I get this wolf pup together.
It's sitting at the edge of my studio patiently waiting for someone to cut the cardboard and plastic off and get the heddles out and on her. She's beginning to get into my brain.....she's lonely, right?!! With the holidays over, she's near the top of my priority after I get the order done.
I get to play in January. I don't particularly think about production. I'm going to fill my empty looms and see what I can make that will be great for gifts or sales that aren't my usual clothing. I'm excited about the possibility.
So this is New Years Eve. I guess we're supposed to think about what we've been doing and where we're going from here. I never have made resolutions. I'm happy just doing what I'm doing now and want to continue exploring colors and products that I want to make, quilt a few quilt tops that have been patiently waiting in the wings as well. I sure am never bored in my studio!!
It'll be 2013 when I write again. I hope you each have had a wonderful Christmas and are having a Happy New Year.
Keep doing things that fulfill you and make you happy!!
Until next week, keep weaving!


LA said...

Maybe that's your resolution: Get that Pup together and ready to roll!!! Those little darlings sure come in handy! Happy New Year!

Tina J said...

January is a good month to recharge our batteries! I love that warp!