Sunday, November 15, 2009

This and That

I haven't been posting very often these past few weeks. There has not been time between redoing the bathroom, weaving two scarves for Christmas presents, gardening, Bible study, and then creating a design for a fused-glass back splash for the updated bathroom.

The redo is almost completed with a back splash lacking. When the back splash is up, you'll get to see the vanity. :D

Weaving is great! It is so relaxing. The scarves have been washed and the fringed given a crisp cut. The small piece on the end will probably be finished as a purse at some point time. I'm scheduled to do two more scarves and to learn to warp the loom and probably have another small piece from the leftover wool. Another purse, maybe?

Flat parsley and cilantro (coriander) seeds are coming up. I planted some carrot seeds this past week. The cabbage has been attacked by a worm; read this morning to sprinkle red pepper on it and worms will leave. Hopefully, that will be the case. At this time, the cabbage leaves remind me of lace. lol

This has been the greatest Bible study. I highly recommend "He Speaks to Me" study by Priscilla Shirer. This girl is good.

We are in deep discussion, I think.

A not so deep discussion as we are at our "We've completed another one " lunch at the Creek Road Cafe.

The second try which does not fly, but may use a technique discovered when doing this trial and the first attempt. Then, again, maybe not. :D I used a copper paint then sprinkled powdered glass over the top. The colors work. Now what?! Back to the drawing board. I do love a challenge.

Until next time, God bless.


DJan said...

You have a very full and rich live, Lynn. It's wonderful that you know how blessed you are. Love the weaving! I'm working on knitting my first scarf.

Rae said...

It is wonderful that have so many interests. Although it keeps you overly busy it must be nice getting out with friends and sharing time together. The scarves are lovely. They look so soft.

Lynn said...

DJan, I hope you post a picture of your scarf.

Rae, you are so right. The scarves are so soft...I had no idea. After washing, they are softer yet.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

WOW! Your scarves are nice!
I can't imagine gardening in November...unless you mean cleaning up last summer's debris!

Ruth said...

Lynn, you have so many interesting hobbies! You put me to shame - I must really fritter away my time.

My favorite is Tablesetting. I love to play dishes!! It's so hard not to buy every cute set I see!

Thanks for the Bible study pictures!

hip chick said...

I love the stained glass in your bathroom It's very pretty. Your scarves look nice in black and white. I like the texture but I'm dying to know what color they are.

Lynn said...

EG, I'm doing winter crops -- cabbage, broccoli, carrots (hopefully), and will probably plant some spinach. Our winters are fairly mild; we have freezes, sometimes snow and ice, but not very often. I may have to cover if it gets too cold.

Ruth, I'd love to do tablesettings but have no more room for dishes, etc. Tablesetting is quite an art form.

Hip Chick, I used Peruvian alpaca wool to weave the scarves. They are super light but supposedly will be warm. In one scarf I used black to weave and then used the gray/black/white wool to weave the second scarf. Both scarves were warped the same, i.e., only changed the weaving wool. The gray one looks much better than in the picture. I was surprised to see how really nice it was after I stepped away a couple of feet. The photo doesn't do it justice.

Weaving may be my new "thing." :D

Lily Robinson said...

Can't wait to see the finished bath! I wish I had time for all the hobbies, especially learning to weave. Your creations are beautiful.

Lynn said...

Lily, I wish I could take credit for the scarves, but, Sandra, the instructor, designed the pattern. I only did the weaving. Warping the loom basically sets up the palette for the piece.

A lot of my hobbies are done in between taking care of the house, etc. I'll work an hour or two on something then do chores. The next day or so I might not do anything on whatever project is in the works.

Jane said...

I see that you've the best retirement plan, when I retire one day, I'll try to enjoy life as much as you do, minus all the home renovation that is. ;)

SquirrelQueen said...

Lynn, the scarves are beautiful and they even look soft in the photos. That would make a great purse.

The last photo, is that a possible design for the back splash? I love the colors.


Daisy Soap Girl said...

You have been busy but it sure looks like you're really enjoying yourself and experiencing peace of mind. I like the bathroom and your scarves!