Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hibernating and creating


Wristlet collection, originally uploaded by homemadeoriginals.

Today was a productive day. Yesterday, I decided I wanted to make a couple of wristlets using felted sweater pieces. With each one I made, I came up with some change in technique that made the process easier and/or better so by the last one (on top) I think I have it figured out. I'm sure I will probably make a few more, though the challenge of the task has certainly diminished.

Tomorrow, I may try to make one using my patchwork technique. I bought two beautiful brown sweaters at the Goodwill on Friday and felted them today. One shrunk so much I couldn't believe how small it got...it's true I let the washer run all the way through the cycle which I typically don't do when felting.

After some spring-like weather we had about 4-6" inches of snow this afternoon. Here's a photo of one of the trees in the front yard. I can really relate to the animals that hibernate because when the weather is like this, I tend to do exactly that. I only went outside today to take a couple of photos and deliver a loaf of home made bread to my neighbor.
March 15 in Idaho

In between wristlets, I managed to find this in the basement storage room. I told my son I'd send photos of this so he and his wife could decide if they want the family bassinet for their first child, who is expected in August. I found this photo of my Dad, taken in 1917 or 1918 in the aforementioned family heirloom.

Bassinet c 1917

Family bassinet

5 comments:

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

Oh my goodness, that bassinet is georgous! I love that you posted the old photo of it. I would kill to have had something like that passed down to me. I bought my sister a moses basket 8 years ago and she just recently passed it back to me for my now 8 month old so I guess somewhere down the road, my great grandchildren or whoever will have it for their babies! Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

That bassinet is lovely! And it's so wonderful that you have the picture of it in use. What a great heirloom.

trublue said...

The wristlets are wonderful! I love the beige one.

able mabel said...

awww...what a sweet picture of your dad! I love the bassinet!