What am I working on now?
I have been working on Viking knit, I showed my friend Cindy how to do Viking knit and she is enjoying the craft as much as I am. I made a bracelet for my sister and gave it to her on Saturday, which motivated me to redo one that I made for myself but was too big and had to redo the whole thing; I finished it yesterday. I bought pink wire yesterday at a local craft store and almost started it. I say almost because I got it on the dowel and went no further; maybe today. I have plans to make several more in the next month.
I also have been cutting squares for “quilt as you go” quilts that my friend Sandy and I are making for a local women’s shelter. Cutting squares from scraps is tedious work; you would think it would go quickly; after all, they are just scraps! Cutting squares from yardage is much easier, you develop a system; but not so with scraps. Sandy and I hope to have made at least 10 quilts by fall; I hope it is more by then, but that is our goal for now.
My granddaughter had a half day of school on Friday, so we got her for the afternoon and evening. I promised her I would set up my scrapbook supplies so her and I could scrapbook on this coming Saturday. It sounds so much easier than it is since I haven’t scrap booked for awhile and I will need to figure out where I left off; I have since gotten more pictures. So that’s the plan for this coming weekend.
I also need to fix my granddaughter’s sewing machine; she brought it home and somehow she managed to get the thread all tangled in the machine inner workings and dismantled the bobbin casing. She couldn’t find the casing when the machine came back and last Friday when she came over she had them with her. I now have to get the machine back up and running for her. So this is on my list of what I want to accomplish this week.
Tomorrow evening, Melody from “Thistle Beads” in Niantic, CT (my favorite shop) is going to teach my sister, Fran and I how to do the Peyote stitch. You can make bracelets, necklaces, wrap beads and much more once you learn how to do it. So tomorrow, my sister will pick me up or I her (not yet decided who is driving yet), we will stop at Starbucks for a “triple grande nonfat latte” and then on to Thistle Beads for our lesson. The owners are mother and daughter and are very nice. If you live locally and have never been, check it out!
I am still working on a Kumihimo rope necklace that I started a few months ago. I don’t work on it constantly so it has been slow going. I don’t have anything to wear it with other than a 12 carat blue topaz ring which I am sure is another reason why I haven’t pushed myself to complete it. When I do, I will post pictures, but for now; its only half done and pictures will have to wait.
I also discovered a tool thanks to my friend Cindy that anyone who makes loops with wire may want to have in their tool kit. I think this tool comes in another size for larger loops; to see whats out there do a search for “loop pliers”, it will show you the different options.
So for now, happy creating!