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January 4, 2019

what better way to welcome in the new year than with a pile of books

including EAT, my favorite community freebie

a desk calendar and one for my handbag

I’d be lost – and late without them

one day I’ll weave a tapestry inspired by Charley Harper’s work

I really didn’t need “A Little Book….”

just couldn’t resist and “Ikigai” (I already had) is the perfect companion

a good reminder when starting a new year

and my self-inflicted annual committment

ta dah! here it is —- backstrap weaving

from Sarah Swett’s delightful little book which just arrived in the mail

http://www.afieldguidetoneedlework.com

illustrated throughout with her charming art work

first I have to gather some bits and pieces and put together a loom

I imagine sitting in the garden tied to a tree

or at the beach – tied to a log?

just hope my back holds out

there is a new Kate Morton mystery for nighttime reading

and a holiday puzzle for when I need a break from reading/weaving

it will be passed on to daughter-in-law after I’ve enjoyed the challenge

and now I’m off to the lumberyard for a few bits of wood to make the loom

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  1. January 6, 2019 1:42 am

    #jigsaw envy!!
    Looks fab Peter Pan one of my all time favourites (takes me right back to aged 5 and my Uncle Chris reading it to me) . I’m applauding now, just to be safe 😉

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    • January 6, 2019 8:38 am

      Dawn – the poster is from the collection of London Transport Museum Puzzle co. is http://www.pomegranate.com It is not as hard as I expected but a bit of a strain on old eyes, a magnifying glass is helpful. I’m trying to restrict myself to once a day to make it last longer. Great fun.

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  2. January 5, 2019 4:09 am

    Backstrap weaving was the first I ever did (well, other than potholders as a little kid). I took a crafts course in college and one of the projects was making and using a backstrap loom. Ever summer, I think I’ll make one so I can sit outside, as you describe. I follow Sarah’s blog but didn’t know she had this book–I’ll be VERY interested in your progress!

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    • January 5, 2019 9:13 am

      Kerry – Sarah’s backstrap weaving is wonderfully creative like everything she does. The artwork in the little book is great and her instructions are all I need to get going. Hoping my back is up to this, will keep you posted.

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  3. January 4, 2019 3:51 pm

    Back strap! Wow, getting back to your nomadic roots I guess!

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    • January 4, 2019 4:11 pm

      Kjerstin – from a 16 harness dobby to a backstrap, that’s a backwards journey. I’ve always wanted to try it, maybe should have started earlier. Just hope my back holds up. Think of weaving on our beach.

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