This week is definitely a time in transition. I spent Saturday doing catch-up from our trip ... and Sunday vegetating ... and today opening snail mail. I have not finished it all ... and have found some forgotten treasures that I ordered while I was away. I'll try to share some of those this week, too. :)
The pretty little tin above was purchased from TeaRoseRoom on Etsy; she makes lovely little assembleges and I bought one to decorate my (not yet cleaned out) new sewing area. It was difficult to choose as she had so many I liked. :) I chose 'Be Kind' because that is one of my personal by-words.
I watched the new Bond movie (Spectre) again last night while making some more little loomed hearts. I experimented with a different weave direction. See if you can spot the difference (aside from color) between these two little babies:
The weave that is on the left is the 'normal' one shown in the directions that came with my loom. The one on the right was worked on the 'diagonal' if a heart shape can be said to have a diagonal. :) That was a bit more fiddly than the 'normal' way but was do-able...I might make a few of these just for visual textural appeal. :)
I am thinking I might use pairs of my little hearts to make pincushions ... and have been pondering what to use for sides. At first I thought grosgrain ribbon might be nice ... and then (duh!) it occurred to me that I have plenty of yarn and should just crochet or knit a straight band to make the sides. Another experimentation possibility. :)
I went to my 'traditional' quilt guild's meeting tonight for the first time in months and months. What a pleasure it was to see my buddies! :) So good to have social community to belong to!
Tomorrow I have several chores to do (phone calls, bills to pay) and another chain mail beading class to attend in the evening. This week not only is the weather tending toward Autumn, my activities are moving back home.
Of course, I'm leaving again on Sunday afternoon - will be flying to Kansas. I have not flown in years (since the mid90's) and don't look forward to dealing with the various 9/11-instigated changes in procedure. However, I've driven more than 20,000 miles this year and do not particularly feel like spending three days on Interstate 70, either. Chuckle.