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going around in circles

January 25, 2022

the days slip by – one day much like another

and I try to keep busy

all 144 squares are woven, more than half are stitched togetherRosie has been watching – snuggled up in her own blanket

 more blossoms are blooming with beads and tiny, mother-of-pearl buttons in the centerusing scraps of silk and scraps of scraps to stitch scrappy circles

while stitching the circle hexies I had one of those “light bulb moments – it seemed like a brilliant idea at the time

paper circle hexies!

I have some beautiful handmade paper scraps – a gift from Velma Bolyard – leftover from some past bookmaking

they are addictive and simple to make – but what to do with them – any ideas welcome

they might make a pretty lampshade with the light shining through – if I could figure out how to do it

a small basket of curiosities

paper hexies, a knitting sample using paper yarn and a flower brooch woven on the pin loom with paper yarn

the basket was a gift , machine stitched with heavy cotton cord

“time drifts on

days, weeks, months pass

seasons and years

the end will come

the sun will continue to shine.”


10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2022 9:24 pm

    Could you stitch the paper hexies together at just the points, with a silk or linen thread? They would look beautiful hanging in a window like a blind, so that the light filtered through them, or, as you suggest, a lampshade, strung over a metal frame.

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    • January 29, 2022 10:52 pm

      Kate – I’m still playing with them waiting for inspiration. I like the idea of light shining through them somehow. Time will tell.

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  2. January 26, 2022 9:55 pm

    paper quilts – thanks for the idea of the paper, I may give that a try… When n/a, so many ideas here to get OnTo!!!


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    January 26, 2022 6:48 am

    The blanket is beautiful and that hanging is coming along well. I ahve no idea what you could do with the paper hexies but if inspiration strikes I will let you know.


  4. January 26, 2022 5:51 am

    Loving the circles and hexies,so pretty. The blanket looks lovely, how are joining the squares please?


    • January 26, 2022 12:03 pm

      Cathy – my way of joining is complicated to explain. First you need to understand that the pegs on the loom are arranged differently on each of the four sides, so to start I line them all up with the finishing thread in lower right corner. Then holding 2 squares WRONG sides together and starting at top right corner of back square go through the right loop, over the top and into the right loop (front to back) of the front square, behind 2 threads (they form a little cross) out the top left loop of the front square – over the top and into the left loop of the back square – then move over to the right loop, back square in the sequence, into it from back to front and start all over again. Easy to do but difficult to explain and almost impossible if you don’t have a loom and a pile of squares in front of you. My loom is very old and no longer made. Several new ones on the market, don’t know how they are set up. Just google “pin looms”. I am always working from the front side of the work.


  5. January 25, 2022 5:16 pm

    I like the wool blanket, very nice


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