I hope you all had a great Easter. The weather here took a turn for the worse but their was an abundance of Chocolate Eggs to compensate for this. Sadly the upshot of this is I will be joining Weight Watchers later this week! Oh dear, it feels like a very guilty confessional. Moving swiftly on to matters that make me happy. . .
I have finished my 'Ring', my six inch ring for The Annual Exhibition for The Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers. Members were invited to submit an 'un-selected' piece of work to be displayed at the exhibition. All of the 'Rings' will be displayed together in July. I can not say I am happy with the results but I am happy it is finished! I used my hand spun beaded yarn to weave, crochet, Kumihimo Braid and 'Flower Loom' my way to completion. I have not used a flower loom for decades. I had a yellow plastic 'Flower Loom in the seventies and would make colourful flowers when I was a kid, I don't know what I did with them, but that is the beauty of being a kid, you don't feel obligated to do anything with them, creating for the pure sake of creating.
I have also been working on more crochet. The little black hexagon is coming on nicely. It just doesn't like to be photographed.
It likes to pretend it is a square, or a pentagon. . . anything but a hexagon. I have high hopes for this hexagon. The main thing it has going for it is...
This shape. I could not for the life of me work out in my head how a hexagon could fold into either of these shapes. I had to see it with my own eyes. . . trust me it works. . . a hexagon into these shapes, fancy that! I think they have great potential. I will keep you posted as to their progress and the plans I have for them.
Over the Easter Weekend my Blog Counter blasted through 100 000 hits. It caught me a bit unawares. I had planned another 'Give Away' as 100 000 hits feels like a big deal to me as I am only a little Blogger at heart. I have waited for months for my Blog Counter to reach the magic number. I will get organised and post about 'The Give Away' asap too. Thanks for following me, I admire anyone who manages to hang on in there and read my ramblings. 'The More the Merrier' so they say. I also appreciate all of your comments too, it is great to know you are out there. XXX