Thursday, November 24, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Good Morning Everyone & Charm Bracelet Update

  This month just as October, is flying by for me-you too??
          I think it is because of  my trip in May next year to Yellowstone Park and the area- can't wait. Also cause the weather has been so perfect here-like early summer-it is changing fast though right now.

   Not much new here for creative projects to share. I am still set up on the floor and working on making roving on my blending board and then spinning it up on my drop spindle. This is a fun activity so work on it from time to time.  This is a great way to use up bits of fiber and commercial roving too. So I card up a batch of the romney locks and also of the unknow locks and then "play"  I am getting better at getting the roving off the blending board now-which is a fun process too.

    I have one charm bracelet pretty much finished-I needed to do allot of changes so took apart everything my designer had done and started over-it just wasn't right at all after seeing it in person. see post with photos here  when I look back on those photos I do love it but I just had more charms than I realized-and I had mentioned that to my designer several times but I don't think she grasped it either-it's all good though
    The biggest thing-I needed better quality charm bracelets and split rings instead of what she sent me. I do love one of the bracelets she sent me for the Yellowstone themed bracelet but it just was not heavy enough to handle my charms-I will use that one though for the carved wolf paw.
    I went back to the shop that has helped me so much; she is on Etsy-she deals in vintage jewelry pieces-and she helped me to find two bracelets.  She was low on the split rings and had sent me enough to get started,  so I am out of those and waiting for more to arrive along with the second bracelet-can't wait now and she said her supplier for the split rings is very slow-ugh  lol 
     Once I get those I can finish this first bracelet and start on the next one.

      So far:
          first photo: since I ended up with way too many charms for one Yellowstone bracelet I am making two, this one was inspired by the Peggy Henderson's Yellowstone time travel historical romance series-I love her books so much. This one is mostly from the first book Heart Song set around 1802. She also has a Teton Series which fits into the Yellowstone books.
          Second photo: more charms about Yellowstone but just won't fit so going on the bracelet for Yellowstone Park and area and for my trip in May. I can add more of the wrapped beads on this one too.
          Third photo: will be for the wolf paw and not sure what else I want to add. I originally purchased a couple very nice wolf charms but am going to put those on the Yellowstone bracelet so we'll see how that one develops.

   Are you all ready for Thanksgiving week??  

We have a friend driving up from the Florida Keys-wow is he going to get a shock from the wintry temperatures over the weekend here.  Him and Larry will be having fun doing "guy" stuff.  I love to cook and bake-so I will be doing that along with my crafts.

Enjoy your day everyone!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Creativity Wednesdays

  Good morning everyone, Hope where you live the weather is as fabulous as it is here in Missouri. We are getting so spoiled-loving it.

    Since I just have a very few followers at this time for my new blog, and didn't get much interest from readers at my main blog I think this will be the last Creativity Wednesday for now.
     I love the idea of it but to make it more fun for everyone I need more readers that have an interest. This blog is still about sharing creativity so please feel free to add a link in comments at any time if you wish. In fact I really welcome it.

Friends Sharing:
                            Carol at SilverSpring Acres  cozy crochet

    I am still having so much fun with the blending board and getting better at it. (See my past two posts for more information about it.)
   At first I was putting too much fiber on and also not enough wool to keep it all together well, and the roving was just coming out too thick. I have a bag of unknown long wool that is really nice so am using that for the first layer now and then adding other wools for color, metallics, and the romney locks.  My spinning is finally not so bulky with the changes. Very fun indeed. I am thinking this will weave up into some saori style pillows.
   On the niddy noddy is the plain 3" romney locks spun, than the romney and unknown long wool locks spun together-which I like too and then from the blending board. photos will enlarge for better viewing.

I have myself set up on the floor in front of woodstove with a huge pillow my Mom had made probably 30 years ago-a knitted cover, old sheets on top and then all my spinning goodies--I spun quite a bit last nite while watching the cubs play. I play a little in the morning early and then in the evenings.

A friend asked for a photo of my finished country quilt, so will share that soon. The other quilt is all ready to hand sew down the binding-but right now spinning is more fun. lol

Have an awesome and creative day