I spent a lot of time in bed last week so this is a pretty lean post. I did get a new bathrobe made.
This had been sitting in one of the tubs, cut out and marked, for quite a while. I got to it because I wanted to pirate a piece of fabric for another project and only these fuzzy sheep would do! The fabric is a soft Japanese low nap flannel.
I did the lining for the robe as an interlining, which means I sewed the two fabrics together (outer and inner), before sewing the garment together. I like this better than a loose lining for a bathrobe. The inner fabric (shown in the placket and on the sleeve cuffs), is a lovely cotton that was part of the Downton Abbey collection.
Another large grocery bag was made too.
I have a second one to assemble and I may reverse the yellow and zebra print fabric. The lining will stay the same.
And here is how I used that small amount of left over flannel sheep fabric. I had just enough.
Now these treadle protectors aren't as nice as the sheepskin ones, but they didn't cost me the better part of a $100.00 dollars either. They feel nice and they do the job. We have been getting to know each other. I love this spinning wheel and have about 1 bobbin full of so so "getting to know you" yarn. I'm learning all the small adjustments. This really is quite a versatile wheel.
I have both big looms cleared of projects although new projects will be going on them soon. We have decided to hire out the bulk of the downstairs painting. I'll still do a couple of small rooms and the majority of the trim, but the high hard places and the stairwell someone else will do. That of course frees me up to get some warps on the looms. The long 12 yard warp for pillowcases is in process for the Macomber, a small overshot warp has been done for the Gilmore and I am still thinking about what to put on the Murphy. Maybe prayer flags...TBD at a later date. :-)
I did get out for a little walk once a day with one of the herd. This day it was Stella.
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We met up with Juno by the wood shed. They greeted each other politely and then did it all again after rounding each side of this big log.
But they aren't the only ones out enjoying spring.
Parting shots: Pacific Tree Frog