I need to get at least 3 done by the 23rd of this month for the fire and rescue silent auction. Stats are 8/2 cotton sett at 24 epi. Again this year I am taking a pattern from "A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns" page 33, either #134,#135 or #138. I have up to 14 treadles I can use on this loom and of course I can always change the tie up mid run.
Hey Baby Delta loom is also naked and after this towel warp is put on, I'll do another, shorter warp. This will be a gift warp also. I've picked out a pattern from "Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave.
There has also been just a touch of sewing. I have a pattern cut out, but until I get the warp on and ready to weave, that's as far as I'm going to get. I did finish up a wearable muslin and am thrilled with this new Sewing Workshop pattern.
I am hoping my mother likes it also as I would love to make her one. The pattern is "Quincy" and I know I'm going to be making myself at least a few more in both jacket and shirt weight material. This picture was taken before it was hemmed or had the snap tape sewn in. Right now it's in the wash after a day of comfortable " going to town" wear last week. I spent a lot of time in town last week for one thing or another.
Okay, it's time for the "short" of it portion. I don't have pics yet, but I will after the weekend. I had mentioned how much I was missing my goats, and had some alert animals under consideration. So, I'm scanning Craigslist just to see what is out there and low and behold, a neighbor, the Box R ranch, not more than 3 miles from us is parting with the animals that made up it's little petting zoo. (At one time there were llamas, donkey's, mules, goats, and I can't remember what else). Anyway, Don had advertised 5 miniature donkeys and one was a gelding! A perfect fit. An animal that has been well handled, use to our climate, horses and well, cute as a bugs ear. The little doll will be delivered either Sunday or Monday. The jenny's are all spoken for too and are staying up on the mountain with another family even closer to us. Maybe they can all visit once in a while!
And while we are on short. Robin had his last puppy program appointment before he is due to have the furry dice removed (neutered). He is just shy of 8 pounds. We are all thinking he won't be much bigger, if at all, than Stella. He is quite the charmer though
and I need to get some good updated pics of him. He's in his adult collar now and has his official "call my peeps if I get lost" tag. In many ways he has been an easier puppy than Stella, and she was pretty darn easy to take on the puppy scale. He is proving to be a extremely sweet and trainable and looks like he will be the rare terrier who sticks his recalls reliably. We have been doing some off leash work all ready. He knows to come to his name, stays within a ten foot distance while we're walking (even with deer spotted in the distance) and knows sit and sit pretty ( front paws up) upon command.
He is very food motivated which makes training a breeze.
Lastly, it has been very hot here the last few days. We've almost touched 90F and not so much cool down at night. It's hard on Dennett. Early evening I stick him in the utility sink, hose down his paws, belly and neck so that he is still just a bit damp there when we head up to bed. It keeps him cool and comfortable and he doesn't have to work so hard panting to cool himself.
Parting shot: The ball always rolls to the other side of the fence...