Well gosh you are all probably thinking it took long enough! I know I am. The weaving is delightful for these, fun with just enough treadle variation to keep it interesting but simple enough to build up a rhythm. I decided to make the deep hems a black/cream oxford like fabric in plain weave with just a bit of patterning. These will get folded in half so the little pattern blips will be about an inch and a half in from the edge.
The main body of the case will be the diamond trellis like pattern all over. Likely they will shrink quite a bit and just become a soft all over texture.
I am using a temple as there is a fair amount of draw in with the basket weave and I have one threading error which happily is right where it will be seamed so I am leaving it. You can't even see it using the cream on cream. Considering the time and interruptions while threading this warp, I am amazed there is only one error.
On farm news, besides the bug population being harassed one bug at a time, no bear and no car. Hopefully the car will be back from it's lengthy spa treatment next week. There will be lots of cheering when the Subaru comes home, not just from Gene, but a lot of the dogs too who much prefer rides in it than the truck.
Stella had her last puppy appointment Thursday (and shots) until September when she'll go in for her spay. At 4 months, she weighs in at a whopping 7.8 pounds. While there she made quick friends with a very large Greyhound. It was cute to see the two nose to nose, tails wagging and both wanting to break into a grand play session, but we were on the way in and Miss Greyhound on her way out, so it was not to be.
Friday was my much looked forward town day and boy did I need it. I had not been in the Websters since Carol left and there was lots of new things to see and touch! Some of them even came home with me. Imagine that!
This is Louet Gems 100% washable merino in super fine/fingering weight. I'm going to be doing a little sampling for a bed shawl for myself. While I'm not fond of spinning merino, I sure appreciate it once it is transformed into yarn and this is a soft, smooth and silky confection, perfect for the chosen project.
I had been looking for one for more than a year and all that I had found up to yesterday had not even remotely brought a smile to my lips. This Buddha did and so, I rubbed his belly, paid the fee and brought him home. While he is able to live outside, he'll reside inside somewhere in the studio.