The title of this post is suppose to be read the way Lawrence Welk introduces songs "and a-one and a-two and a-three". I was thinking about Lawrence because my mom emailed me to say she watching re-runs of his show, but her spell check insisted on calling him Lawrence Walk.
I've been wrist deep in thread, fabric, yarn and lace lately.
These bags don't look like my usual color palette. The one on the right is a patchwork of stitching and bits of feedsack fabric that I got from Deborah last year at Christmas.
The yarn for the bag on the left came in a grab bag of sewing stuff from an estate sale. I bought the bag because of some really nice button cards. I assumed the yarn was some that nasty pilly acrylic stuff, but it turned out it has a texture closer to fabric or twine. I still didn't plan on using the yarn, but it kept calling to me.
Do your craft supplies ever call to you? You're in the middle of doing something else, even another craft project, but you just have to accept the challenge of an unexpected supply or idea. That's what happened with this yarn.
I knew I wanted to do something besides stripes, and after experimenting for about three hours, I finally got out Knitting for Dummies book and realized that what I wanted to do was a slip stitch pattern with changing colors. Really easy once you look it up.
I tried a little tea dying- with a fruit tea- for a different look.
What do you think? Pinky, purple wine color or natural?
Some little stitched wool ornaments. I think they have kind of a Scandinavian look.
The gold thread is a little tricky to work with, but a little bit of it adds a nice sparkle.
More wool stitching- a heart sampler that I'm making up as I go and a little house that looks like it has gingerbread trim. I should probably make some more houses so I have a whole little neighborhood instead of one lonely cottage.
And what am I going to do with all of this? I don't know - maybe my Etsy shop? Right now I'm just having fun sewing and stitching.