Sunday, August 25, 2013

Finished request

I had a customer request for a special sized group of a rug I had done previously.

Since it was denim I figured I could try to accomplish it.

Of course it took two different warps to get the wide and narrow rugs.

Not sure where my brain was on the large rug.  Requested size was 60 inches, but after the rug relaxed it ended up being only 51 inches long.  Hmmmm.... must not have added the 'shrink' inches.

The smaller rugs are each an inch shorter than the requested size, so I did better there.

We'll see if I get a sale on this bunch.

All for now,

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Where did you find that?

It's hot here in South Dakota, hottest it's been all summer.  Gonna last all week I guess

Windy, too.

So today I've been weaving inside where it's cool.

Not sure what got into me last night, but after working a full day I came home and wove six rugs.


Stayed up until about midnite which is very late for me!

But dang this internal clock - was up at 5:30 this morning.  So figured I might as well get up and get those dang things off the loom.

Tied and finished up the fringed rugs, three of them, before 7 AM.  Go me.  LOL

Anywho, after a rummage/estate sale, I came back to a nap and then some more weaving.

Dog has been in and out all day. 

Just went to check on him since it's been awhile since he's barked to be let in.

Wonder where he found this???

I rescued the cute little thing and brought Cooper inside to give him a head start in his get away.  He moves pretty quick for a turtle!

All for now,


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Latest additions...

blue plaid runner
light green touches of orange on white runner
fall colors runner
periwinkle and green on white runner

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Feels good

Short stack of rugs done and heading to the store this morning. 

Five denim rugs and a small chenille that was the perfect color for this warp.

Feels good to accomplish something!

All for now,


Saturday, August 3, 2013

W.E.B. Memorial Rugs

Finished the memorial rugs today....  

Take a look.

A rare matched set.  I really like how these turned out - twill type materials....

A denim and corduroy shirt rug.

A denim and flannel shirt rug.

And another denim and flannel shirt rug.

Hope they are acceptable...

All for now, JULIE

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A distant dream

I've actually been weaving a little each night this week.

Been working on some 'memorial' rugs.

Those types of requests are going to be considered on a VERY rare occasion from this point on...

It's too stressful being confined to a certain bag of materials - I get stymied when I'm limited :)

But then tonite happened.  I did this instead.

Potluck at work tomorrow.... it's a team building thing, I guess....

It looks almost too good to take to work.  Not sure they are worth it :)  LOL

These rugs I've been working on are mostly denim.

Really wish I had a 'studio' where I could have my machines and looms set up and the mess contained.

Instead this is in my living room.

Blue fuzz EVERYWHERE...

I can dream tho, right?

All for now, JULIE