Monday, December 21, 2015

Quilting and Just Because.....

I am going to start off with the "just because" part.  A few days ago I looked over and saw this:
It is a spool of white weaving thread. But the crystal in my window was "shooting rainbows" into the room. I couldn't resist taking a photo. Wouldn't it be cool if the thread was really those colors?

I know some of you are thinking I have quit quilting.  But I have made several pieces I can't show until after Christmas (or even later!)  Today,  I have been doing a nice meandering quilting on a quilt.  I can't show the whole thing right now, but here is a bit of the quilting.
I am not doing a lot of fancy quilting on it, because it needs to be soft and comfortable.  So, meandering seemed the best way to go.  There are a few places that I will do some pebbling but I am saving that for last.

I also wove some cloth in which I used some handspun yarn made of bamboo and silk mixed together.  I actually did the spinning and immediately took the yarn singles off and wove them in.  Here is the final cloth. Only some sections have the handspun yarn.

I loved my handspun in there so much that I have already made more yarn to use in my next weaving project.
So much to do - Yes, I am retired, but I seem to have less time than I did prior to retiring.

In case you don't hear from me again this week ---Have a very Merry Christmas!

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suemac said...

Merry Christmas to you too

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Merry Christmas Gene! You are busy having fun creating many different ways.

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas Gene! it would be cool to have thread in the rainbow colors. :)

Jeanna said...

Nice peek into something I can tell is going to be pretty.

Merry Christmas, Gene.