Tuesday, October 21, 2003

I finished my first new outfit this week! Boy did I need it too.

This is the top and pants. I also made a skirt to go with it for a change of pace when I need one.

The shirt is embellished with squares of "anchor" fabric I will soon use to make another pair of pants. These squares are outlined with gold braid. Finally, they are backed with a larger square of the material I used for the pants and skirt. The portion of this material extending beyond the gold braid was unraveled to create a fringe. I like the way this dresses up what would have otherwise been a plain tee-shirt. I love to make comfortable clothes that look nice enough to wear out and about.

I FINALLY finished my skein of MacKenzie lace weight yarn.

This is a really nice teal color with depth created from the gentle play of maroon, blue and white as well. I intend to use this for the Peacock Shawl. Unfortunately, our digital camera did not capture the beauty of the color here.

I received a nice surprise in the mail yesterday from the Spindlers' (Yahoo Group) Fiber Fairies! A while back I spontaneously demonstrated/taught spindling to visitors during a local spin and weave day at Everman's Natural Food store. I was a visitor to the event sponsored by or local Spinning and Weaving Guild myself. Many things were being demonstrated, but no one had spindles. For furthering the art of Spindling I received this:

It is so beautiful I mentally put "weaving bookmarks" on my "to do/ to learn" list!

I thought I'd take a picture of some of the school materials we are planning to send to Geeta in India.

This is about one-third of the total we have accumulated so far. I also have bags of workbooks and other "kits" of materials based on different themes. I think I even saw a box of costumes in a set called "Promise Keepers for Kids" or something like that. I want to thank those of you who sent postage funds! We will be sending the first boxes out in the near future!

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