I took several items to enter in the Owen County Open Class Fair last Saturday. Supposed to work but county prez sent me home because I was ill. (I must have looked awful to bring her to do that.) Shouldn't have gone in the first place. Actually I think I will be making up for it by working two other 4-hour shifts this week. But I hated to let them down that day.
Besides jewelry, canning, a foliage plant and crochet, I entered that hooked mat "Prim Rose" that I posted a picture of here a few days ago. And a woven rug that you might be interested in. Since this was my first run of weaving I was amazed that this beginning project received a reserve champion ribbon! This encourages me now to advance into more difficult projects and take full advantage of having a 4-harness loom. The rug I entered is a simple over-under cotton rag rug. Here's a picture but not a good one I'm afraid. Looking at it here I see it is fairly straight along the sides. My weaver friend, Paul, has given me tips on the selvage edges so I can do better on the next run. I still have lots of this off-white cotton warped on the loom, so I will weave with that for now until I work it off. Then when I'm done with off-white I'll change to a linen color warp I have and try something else. I'm thinking of doing some place mats and a table runner. Then I want to move on to various colors of warp. But man, warp is so pricey! This could get out of hand ! LOL ! ;-)
|Sort of a blurry pix of the woven rug I entered in the fair ...|
Everything else I entered in the fair got a blue or red ribbon (sigh) no grand champions this year. But there's always NEXT year ...
Now, if I can just get back to normal, health-wise! On the plus side, I went to the dentist for my 6-month check up yesterday and everything in my mouth is AOK. Good. I needed some good news yesterday from someone with initials behind his name. While laying around the past week, feeling bum, I have finished two good books. And done lots of crocheting. But here's the not so good news; I cleaned the guest room last Friday and put the hooking away for a while ... Yes, I know, that was a big mistake. When will I ever finish that runner rug, you ask, if I keep putting it "away"??? Right now it is draped over the banister in the front hallway. That will remind me to get with it, right?
Have a blessed week and KEEP COOL!