Sunday, 30 December 2012

Slow Progress

Two posts in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is great to be connected again and to have time to indulge  in frivolity, if blogging can be called frivolous.

I have put up 2 pictures of my progress since Oct.31st which is the top picture.  The second image  was taken today and shows how much I have done in 42 1/2 hours weaving since October.  Sometimes it seems so slow as I am constantly changing threads and  blends.  The earth bit at the top of the image took forever because it had to be woven right across.  I much prefer to do pieces and am enjoying the yellow Kakadu piece and the orange bit which refers to our trip on the Ghan. The colour in the top one is better;  photos taken in 2 different situations is more than likely the reason.

So my New Year's resolution is KEEP WEAVING GLENNIS

Happy New Year to everyone who views the missives  I pen.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Granny's Rocker

It is about 6 weeks since I have posted anything owing to the fact that we have moved house. The move went smoothly and the only thing missing is my pot of saffron bulbs.  I went to great trouble to pot up about 20 large bulbs and I think the moving people must have thought it was a pot of dirt and left it behind.  It was several weeks before I realised it which was a tad too late.  We have unpacked about 80 boxes and still have about 20 to go when the new wardrobes arrive at the end of Jan.  One thing I have unpacked is my great grandmother's rocking chair which took about 40 years to get; a long story.  However, having finally got it, my other half  fixed and stained the wood and I was left  to sort out covering.  I have a roll of antique cotton velour which I dyed in different strengths of dye and asked Mary who does lovely quilting to make a piece of crazy patchwork for the seat and back.

I love the result.  As for my weaving I have clocked up 201 hours and am getting there. I have been doing 6 hour stints and hope to get it finished this month.