Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tag, You're It

More tissue paper yarn. This is spun with:

Purple tissue paper printed with white hearts
Pink Mulberry Paper
Dip-dyed Rice paper
Rayon thread
Sale tags

The Best Laid Plans

My plans for the morning consisted of
my bowl of tissue paper strips.
I wanted to get it done first thing this morning
because I want to try spinning some other papers
decided it would be more fun for us to spend the morning playing with her
which reappeared yesterday after a long absence
(put away in the cupboard).
Tessie is hard to resist. She always looks like she can't imagine that you would want to do anything but play with her! Sometimes she brings me toy after toy hoping that one of them will interest me. But today it is all

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Monday, May 30, 2011

And More Spinning

So why not try spinning paper.
I have been saving all the tissue that comes in packages from
Camp Verde Store.
I folded the tissue, put it through my shredder
and core spun it around a base yarn.
It would have been better if the yarn had been tan.
I don't like seeing those white places in the yarn,
but I will just spray them with a little walnut ink.
I crocheted the results of my first try.
One sheet of tissue made enough to start this
which is about three inches square
Where am I going with this?
I haven't a clue.

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Spinning Sunday

I had a good time yesterday
I think I should maybe call this one
Rainbow Sherbert

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flower Power

This morning I am trying to make flowers by crocheting
fabric yarn or handspun "art yarn" into a cup shape.
I made two from each material.
I think they will work out, but I don't think I have the
right combination of hook and fiber. Also, the button centers
are more interesting then the flowers don't you think?
I will keep at it though and let you know what happens!
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Looks Like A Book

A 3.5 x 5.5 book
 signature covers of Paper/Cloth
  pages from recycled printer paper
ragtag spine
Tessie likes it or maybe she just likes the cow!

Oh I forgot.
There are rolled paper beads in among the rags!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crumb Blocks

I have been wanting to make some of these
Crumb Blocks
to use up my scraps.
It has been at least a year since I made a quilt
and I am not sure I want to make one now,
but at least I got my ironing board cleaned off,
my sewing machine uncovered
and my design wall cleared.
Now the fun part
Arranging the Blocks!
Should I use sashing?

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Spring Cleaning


I have been trying to clean out the garage.
Well, at least I started on it.
I fear it will take several months
and then it will get
too hot
and so
I can forget about it until it cools off again
It sounds like a reasonable plan to me.
Do you think we have enough coolers?
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Monday, May 16, 2011

A Collaboration

I wanted to make more Felted soap and I thought it might be something fun to do with my Mom. All the information on it says that it is a good project for children, so I thought my 90 year old Mom would enjoy doing it with me. It wasn't a disaster, but it wasn't really worth the effort. She could not wrap her mind around what we were doing. In between each bar of soap, I had to tell her again why we were doing it. She wrapped the plain soap bars in the stocking; she was worried about wasting the suds we were washing away; each time, I had to explain the process again as she didn't remember doing it a few minutes before. I think it was more frustrating and confusing for her then anything else. It made me really sad. Mom and I used to do fun things in the kitchen (besides baking). One time, we had a great time  making cosmetics all afternoon. I miss that. Now she won't remember we made the soaps this morning. When I bring in the dry soap, she will ask, "What are these cute things? What do you do with them? Where did we get them?" She won't remember our collaboration this morning.

and then there were two

The pink and black socks are a pair,
I couldn't knit with my broken wrist, so I got behind on finishing pairs of socks.
You can see the group of orphans here.
My self striping yarn never comes out the same even when I start knitting at the same place in the yarn.
 At least I think it is the same place,
but I guess it is not.
 Good thing I don't care!
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Messing About

Yes, I have been messing about.
In this photo:

A coiled fabric basket with hinged lid,
A knotting project in work,
"Blueberry Hill" yarn spun from a silk shirt, novelty yarn and wooden beads,
Two felted soaps,
"Crawdad" yarn spun from a silk scarf and rayon ribbon.

#1 Mom

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hill Country Wedding

A Beautiful wedding in Texas.
My daughter married her long time love attended by,
among others,
their four year old daughter
 and their niece,
my granddaughters.
 Wonderful to have them all here!