It’s a New Year and a New Day

Happy New Year! It is so cold here in Southern Arizona.  Okay, for you who live in the Northern and Eastern regions, 45 degrees would be just balmy.  But those of us in the Southwest want warm…No!  We want HOT! It’s hard to do any bicycle riding if you have to dress in fifteen layers.  Oh, well, it is January.

So, enough complaining and on to the fun stuff.  I had a request for a project bag made from something old.  My sister gave me an old kitchen tablecloth that I pieced together for the outside. I used reproduction fabric for the lining and added a hand braided cord.  It is one of my more unique bags.  IMG_2726I’m making more inkle loom bands.  This one uses 3 heddles instead of pick-up sticks.  I’m not sure what I’ll use it for but I do like the colors and pattern.IMG_2728IMG_2729The shawl is nearly completed.  I found a nice edge pattern for the bind off.  This was yarn given to me by my niece, Liz, from last year.IMG_2731I made a tote bag that changes into a duffle bag by pulling the lining out.  You just never know when you will need more room for yarn, fleece, fabric, yarn, patterns, yarn, etc.IMG_2733IMG_2736My latest new weaving technique to learn is card weaving.  This book is a great starting point and I’ve already ordered another book, “Please Weave a Message” from Linda Hendrickson.  IMG_2741This is my first card weaving band. It’s amazing how the pattern can change just by rotating the cards differently.   I can see some fun weaving happening.IMG_2746That should do it for now!

See ya,

Sandy O’



About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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4 Responses to It’s a New Year and a New Day

  1. The vintage table cloth bag is the most amazing one I’ve seen in a long time-great project bag!
    The other work is nice, too; I think it is good you can’t go outside biking or hiking so you can make things like this!

  2. Gail says:

    Amazing, You are so talented!

  3. araignee says:

    Wow!!! That’s a lot of eye candy. Those bags are sure yummy!

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