A Little Diversion

This week I’ve gone a different way. I’m still quilting and sewing a bit. Like I said in the last post, embroidering the perle cotton to the cross quilt is slow work. Its a little boring, but its also very pleasant to do in the evening, when the only decision I have to make is what color of thread to use and how long to make the line of stitching.

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So I’ve been dipping back into a couple of my other fiber hobbies. I got a new electric spinning wheel that I LOVE. I can sit in my easy chair with my leg up, and spin and spin. It even has a mechanism on it called a “woolie winder” that winds the newly spun yarn evenly onto the bobbin. So I’ve been spinning up some of the fiber I bought at the Black Sheep Gathering back in June.

Two four-ounce skeins:

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And then I really started back in on my rug hooking. This is probably due to the fact that the big rug hooking conference is coming up in September. I’d love to show off the rug that I started a year ago. I designed it around the verses in Psalm 96. ( Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!  Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise before the Lord, for he is coming!) I’ve finished another fish today.

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And I also decided to finish up a little doodle rug that I had started for fun. The theme of the conference is “Color My World.” And since I love color, and this doodle rug has colors that I love, I thought I would try to finish it for that particular category. I drew the idea of a grid for the background in my sketchbook. More easily drawn than hooked! But its coming along.

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Close-up:

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And just so I don’t forget how to use the sewing machine, I’ve been playing around with this group of fabrics, making a variety of blocks.

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A couple days ago, I followed this blogger’s lead, and did some patchwork scrap doodling. It was fun, and I was pretty happy with the results.

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So that’s how its gone around here this week. A lot done, but it leaves me feeling like I haven’t accomplished much. Maybe its time to FINISH a project!

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5 thoughts on “A Little Diversion

  1. Oh how I love the fish/ocean rug – the swirls of the waves! The fish! The colors! It’s so gorgeous! Of course, I think I’ve fallen in love with every rug you’ve hooked. 🙂

    Your spun yarn looks awesome. While you’re turning fiber into yarn, do you daydream about what you’ll make with the finished product?

    • Marianne! Did you notice the obvious influence of your work in my little “doodle” rug? The circles are a traditional thing in rug hooking called “cat’s paws.” But the idea of the grid behind the circles? I’ve had that idea in my journal ever since I spent time with you!

    • Its Sherry Lynn Wood. I really like her process. She has a nice blog–you can click on the link where I say “this blogger.”

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