Wednesday, December 9, 2009

March!

I would like to thank EVERYONE for your kind words and thoughts and prayers and blessings;) Jeremiah and I are doing fabulous at our new location...........as the wrinkles of life get their due ironing, I'm finding my place and trying my hardest to settle in with the new adjustments. I've found one thing for sure........I have 'free time' or rather, time to work, where I didn't have it before. :) As the last bits of snow fall from the sky this morning, I had some time to work on some new draft ideas............and I am liking the results for sure:)

I'm going to commit to working on my COE......I just have to send away for the info.............I've never been so inspired in all my life to create..............woo! Weavecast (I'm like two years behind on episodes:) has a wonderful episode featuring information on completing a COE and the one thing I heard over and over was that most of the weavers wished that they would have used the COE process to learn. I'm hoping to use it for just that purpose. I have thus far stuck to the types of drafts that I like.........which are mostly twills:) ......and shibori....of course:) The thought of wrapping my brain around different weave structures is thrilling!!!

So..........I recently received a request for several colors in scarves where I could pick the drafts......all with the exception of one. The first was to be a close duplicate of a scarf I sold at a show. That one is finished as of last night.......I just need to twist the fringe. The warp was orange and yellow. I wove three scarves.......each roughly 80" long......as per customer request:) ....I like them long too! One blue weft, one black (my fave) and the last a royal purple......simply fabulous! The last time I worked this draft I wove one with a taupe weft for hee ha's and have been battling the desire to keep it:)......I just may keep both the black and taupe!
Here is the way Isaac fits in his new spot too!!! I was really hoping to keep one of the looms in the living room but, as it turns out, the spinning wheels act better as decor. Both looms fit with ease in my new bedroom/studio. I have a bit of work to do to get better lighting but, that all comes with time:) The Compact is naked at the moment but, I'm planning a silk (60/2......call me crazy!!!!!) huck lace scarf soon...I just have to get the new heddles on:)
This draft is the one I worked on this morning.....I'm not sure if I'm going with a rust and gold or the blue and black.............I'm out of black tencel and it's back ordered at Webs.....I'll probably go with rust:)
Finally......I'm all ready for Christmas.......except for shopping, of course:) The tree is up and decorated! :) Jeremiah decorated the entire bottom 4 feet of the tree......it's jam packed with ornaments:) ........I think he has a creative side..........:) There is one particular ornament that he feels the need to sing to. :) I just love sitting where he can't see me and listen to his little soprano voice sing the cutest little song......man!!!!!......this kid is neat;)
Merry Christmas;) God bless you all;) Until next time;) March on!!!

5 comments:

Susan said...

It is so good to see you back on line once again and reasonably settled into your new place!

I wish you every success with the COE and yes, we do tend to get stuck doing our familiar patterns. (I seem to be there now myself!)

You are weaving again which is super and with Jeremiah serenading you, you'll have a Merry Christmas yourself!

Susan

bspinner said...

I'm so happy to hear you're all settled in your new home and back to work.

Good luck with the COE!!

Lynnette said...

Great to have you back again! I've missed your upbeat posts Shannon and I'm sure your son has grown a foot since I last saw him at the loom!
I can't wait to see photos of the yellow and orange scarves - I absolutely love the warm colours of summer! It's really lucky that everything fits into your new apartment - it must be a lovely space.
Congrats on getting a such a nice commission, that's so neat!

Hilary said...

Good luck on your move........I wish you all the best.
You are very adventuresome in your weaving.....I am impressed.
You are passionate about it.
I understand completely.

Renee said...

Good to hear you are moving forward! Have a lovely and peaceful Christmas.