This little mat will become a pillow for my daughter. It describes her perfectly, from her love for animals, to gardening, and now her first quilt is ready to be quilted. At 8" by 13" it was a fast project to hook using wide cut strips of soft lovely textures. The decorative beading stitch at the edge frames it nicely. I designed this three years ago when I was making hooked artist trading cards to share with other fiber artists. I liked the card so much I didn't trade it away!
Rainy afternoons are great for beginning a new project, like weaving a light summer scarf. Not that we need it here in Florida in the summer, kind of hot and steamy these days. I chose a soft green and blue bamboo, blue rayon, green cotton and a white thread with a little sparkle running through it. My second attempt at using my rigid heddle loom, another practice piece before I use my hand spun hand-dyed yarn. Currently I am using a drop spindle which I like because of the portability and, of course, very low cost. My skeins are ready and waiting for a day to get the dye pots out and start simmering away.