Do you remember a couple of weeks ago, when Linda Long brought in some Huck Lace place mats she'd made? They were all natural, and simply gorgeous. Well, yesterday, when I wasn't in Norris weaving, and I was in Knoxville cleaning my bathroom, I found that I had saved the pattern for those place mats in my magazine rack in the bathroom! What a coincidence!
And further coincidence is that my dear friends, Rachel and Jeff are getting married next month. I would love to make them some place mats! Now, before you go admonishing me that it's not enough time and I'm too busy, please realize that they're registered at Williams-Sonoma, and I can always pick something out at the last minute. But if I can get these done, they will be perfect! Both Jeff and Rachel are amazing gardeners, and I think they would love the natural with this soft green I found in my carpet warp stash.
Well, you can't really see the color, but it's beautiful and would go lovely with their hand-thrown pottery plates. I've wound half the warp, all that my warping board will hold, and have started on the second half. I'm very excited! I love huck lace, I love Jeff and Rachel and I think they'll all be a match made in heaven!
Now, where do you think they'll go? We know that Jennifer still has a rug warp on her, and Jenny has that lovely purple-magenta-fuschia warp on her.
Enter Tootsie, that old pain in the butt! I simply can't stare at that stupid warp on her one more second! The eight shafts are giving me trouble, and the place mat pattern uses three. Now, surely I can get three shafts working on Tootsie without too much aggravation, don't you think?
So, guess where my scissors are going! Look out, Tootsie! Here I come!
And speaking of sharp things, have you ever seen such a thorny rose? What is up with Joseph's Coat? This branch is right by the back door! Incredible, isn't it?
Back to the warping board! Have a wonderful week, and Happy Weaving!