Sunday, December 13, 2020

Hanukkah Cross Stitch Patterns, House Reno, Weaving & More

 I found several cross stitch patterns, there are many more, but these are some that I found on Etsy.

 This one is ready to start, it's called Peace & Light by Satsuma Street on Etsy:

Peace & Light


I haven't started it yet, but I plan to. I have all the called for threads. 

I have a Hanukkah needle minder from MadForMinders on Etsy:

Here's one from Demented Stitchers on Etsy:

I have all the threads, but have not decided on a fabric. I'll be doing skin color conversions.
Here's another from Mkissa Creations on Etsy:


 Next up is from The French Giraffe on Etsy:


This is another from Demented Stitchers:
 This evening I found a new (to me) pattern from Khanna and Ilan on Etsy:

I'm waiting for a Hanukkah yarn kit from Dyetastic (on Etsy) called Eight Nights of Yarn... thanks to post office problems, the kit is not here yet, but it is what it is! I'm not upset about it because a lot of people are having issues with mail slowdowns. Tracking shows that it is nearby (in Fort Worth) and once it gets here, I'll post photos!
Meanwhile, I've started the Haunted Shawl, which I'm calling the Haunted Hanukkah shawl.. designed by Leann of Forbidden Fiber... 

Here's my start:

I have 9 colors... the pattern calls for 13 (20 gram/87 yard skeins). I don't know if I'll buy the other 4 (hopefully from the same designer, JulieSpins on Etsy)... or dip into my stash. It depends on whether or not I have any leftover from Slipstravaganza, which is a fingering weight yarn, but it's not a singles yarn like this one.
Here's the whole set, plus there's one more not shown, it's a lime green that I had Julie add:

 I started with the one on the far right...
Here's Slipstravaganza: it's not up to date with my current progress, but it's the latest photo:

House Renovation:
I posted about buying a house on my other blog I bought the house in June, and in August, the roof was replaced. The upstairs ceiling collapsed in 2 rooms, and tomorrow, there will be workers doing the demolishing that is needed to be done, in preparation for new sheetrock, which will be followed by painting & then the boys will move upstairs. Once that happens, I'll be able to start setting up the downstairs room for a studio & move my big Hammett loom inside. I'll probably blog & maybe vlog about it as well...

I haven't decide if I'll give the loom some kind of spa treatment: a gentle sanding & some kind of new finish to protect the wood... I think I will!
Weaving Looms & Tools

As some of you may know, Jeff Johnson is no longer making looms and tools, but before he closed shop, he sent me a bunch of log looms, small inlay looms & shed sticks. He also sent me several shed stick blanks, which need to be sanded & finished.  We still need to buy a sander. I also have several 3/4" shed stick blanks from Jim Hokett... I am also hoping to buy some other tools so that I can learn to make looms...

I plan to put what I have on Etsy. They are on my website, Weaving Rainbow, just click on looms & tools. 

I'm also going to add Briggs & Little yarn Buy links back on the website as I found a provider! 
Until next time:
Stay Safe & Wear Your Mask In Public... 


Ta ta my pretties!!