Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Post Christmas blues

[Sigh] Is it just me or does anyone else find the time between Christmas and New Year a little sad? Every year I get sad in this week and I never know why! There's a strange limbo between the festivities of Christmas and the start of the new year. It's silly to feel blue, I really am lucky not to have anything in particular to feel blue about.

Here's some pics of our dining room at Christmas. We managed to get lots done on the house and it feels great to have achieved something on it.
I don't have any photos of the bookmarks I made as presents which is really silly! I gave them all away without taking photos so I'll have to track them all down again.

Do you know what I'd love to do now? I'd love to spend a few days just sitting at the loom and having fun. That would be bliss. But it's not going to happen for a while yet. Oh well.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all the very best for 2010.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Radio silence

With a half-finished house and Christmas fast approaching I've not been blogging very much lately! We've been painting and doing general DIY in an attempt to make our dining and living rooms inviting for Christmas.

Weaving etc have had to go on the back burner, however I have very nearly finished a series of bookmarks (a project which morphed out of my previous attempt) and these will be little gifts for my family. Looking forward to posting pics of those soon!

It's now 10.30pm and Ivan has taken all the steps off the stairs - in fact he removed them at lunchtime - and he promised they would be back on by 9.30pm.

I'd quite like to go to bed now!! In the meantime, I'm going to catch up on everyone's blogs :)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Um... I'm stuck!

I still don't get it! Here is a picture of page 237 of The Handweaver's Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon.

It's a weft-faced pattern and as you can see it uses 4 shafts and 3 treadles with a straight draw but when I weave or draft it, it doesn't even appear to be very weft-faced let alone the pattern pictured.

Maybe someone can tell me where I'm going wrong?

You might need to click the image to see it in detail.
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