OK. I finished the rug. It isn't perfect, but then it's the first one I have done on that loom. I may have to dig out my large beading loom. Better tension and more room to play.
Please don't say anything to Tessie about a larger loom. she will want wall to wall carpeting!
I blocked this one with the steam iron and she grabbed it. She refuses to put shoes and socks on, so a rug is just the thing for her cold feet.
She put it under the loom, where her feet are when she's weaving. I made her drag it back out so that you could have a look at it.
At one point this morning, I found her sitting on the bench of the loom with her feet snuggled down in the roving basket. Anything to keep warm.
She slept through the snow and if I hadn't shown her the photos she would not have believed it happened.
After I finished the rug, I went to put things away and found her sitting in the tatting box.
She found my great grandmother's tatting shuttle and wouldn't let it go. It is mother of pearl and she likes the puce in the coloration.
It has been a long time since I did any tatting. Whilst I had the box out, I had to show Tessie how the shuttle worked.
Then the needles. She likes that better.
Her hands are too small to use a shuttle, but the needle version is easy and all of the knot tying is done right on the needle itself.
It is actually a bit faster to do also. If you are interested in seeing someone doing it, there is a YouTube video that shows a woman doing it close up. She is really good at it. There are other realted videos on the same page.
The piece that Tessie is holding, she didn't make. I did. She is trying to pass it off as her own.
It took me about half an hour to make it, because I didn't have a pattern. I was just fooling around. I am not sure if it will turn into anything or not. It's just fun to play with. Besides, if I finish it, I would have to clean up and put things away. Even playing with needles is more fun than clean up!
I am going to go play some more now. If anything comes of it, Tessie will be sure to show you and tell you that she made it with her own two little hands. Just humor her.....It's better that way.
See you tomorrow.