"Let us be in a position so we are able to not only feed ourselves through the home production and storage, but others as well." (President Ezra Taft Benson)
At the time of this writing it is Christmas Day and I imagining you are all having a terrific Christmas, some of you may even have a white Christmas. In Central Iowa there's no snow but lots of sunshine.
No snow equals NO shoveling so I am happy.
You will get this post a few weeks after Christmas and hopefully your are rested and destressed.
Running up to Christmas, I finished the mats I had on the loom.
I will cut these apart. I learned a lot.
Then I put the next project on the loom it took days...
This is way harder than it looks in the pictures but I was able to get it done before Christmas which was my goal.
I pushed myself through and am amazed I was able to do this - a real learning thing for me. It was a ton of work though. I never put on so much warp. These will be dishtowels. It was so surprising I took three colors and got the threads in order and soooooo very many threads - 362 in all.
This is what they should look like in the end.
Amazing I say!
It was hard to get this ready. But I took it and broke it into steps, the next time I do such a big warping, I will even break those steps down more...a lot more steps
I also put a new spin on the spinning wheel.
It will be a pretty spin.
About the time you get this, it will soon be my birthday and my plans are to dye some wool for future spinning, this too will be a learning thing for me to dye fiber by myself in winter as well but that is my goal.
What are your plans for this new year??
Missy and Gus are enjoying what they got for Christmas...
They say enjoy the year to come!
And I say sorry for the mess they made on the floor but I had to take the picture as Missy is usually a blur, I did pick it up after said picture was taken.
May we all have a much better year ahead.