Monday, February 23, 2009

New idea for edge of rugs

I finished the velvet rug and it is beautiful, but I kinda want to do something different with the edge and fringe. I had this idea to cover it with more velvet. To sew a little flap over it and tuck it inside. I'll try that tomorrow and see how it goes.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weavers and spinners of the Plains

I was so excited a couple of months back when I was contacted by a very nice woman about joining the Weavers and Spinners of the Plains group. I went to North Platte and met a great group of women. Everyone brought something that they had been working on. The talent and creativity was amazing. Beautiful scarves, place mats, rug mugs, rugs and many other items. I got some great ideas and have implemented them in my own work. I had not been putting a header on my rugs, and they told me it really made it easier to tie the knots. So I have started doing that on my own rugs and it has made a great difference. We have our next meeting in Ogalalla on March 14th, and I can't wait to see all the amazing things everyone will bring.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Velvet rugs

I have all of these leftover scraps of the crushed panne velvet. Lots of black, and some other colors. Purple, royal, red, pink, and a few others. I decided I should try to make a rug out of this fabric because it is super soft. I just started a dark purple one. I wasn't sure really how much fabric it would take, but I should have enough for a good sized one. I have been only using the beige warp, but I have figured out that I can tuck the fringe under and sew it down. That way it is not noticeable. It really is quite a lovely rug and will be really nice to walk on.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fleece Rag Rugs

I just finished a new black and white striped fleece rug. It is so soft and cushy. Great anywhere you need lots of extra cushion if your standing for a long time. Also great for a bath mat.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Faith is What We Need

This is from a little book called "Living Faith". This exert is written by Steve Givens

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

From time to time I receive emails that say something like: "Read this prayer below. Make three wishes. Pass this on to ten people. In three days your wishes will come true!" I know these people mean well, but we need to remember that God operates on a slightly higher plain than: "Act now and you will receive...."

This beautiful and often-quoted verse from the letter to the early Hebrew Christians was meant to set them straight on this topic, just as it does for us today. Faith is not the same as hope. We don't get what we wish for because we pray harder or more frequently than others. Rather, when we have faith we already have what we need. Faith is what we hope for. Faith is not just believing in what we cannot see; it is evidence that what we cannot see is really there. Faith leads us to pray: Never mind what I want; give me what you know I need. Give me faith.