Side projects.

Yesterday was a foggy, drizzly day.  Not a day for battling the salmonberry bushes if you had any regard for your physical well-being.  The fish is all up in the drying house, with heat and fans on it (note: fog=no wind) so that it will continue to dry and not spoil.  So…what to do.  Not clean house!  It was Saturday, so no grandson to watch – although he did end up spending the night!  Instead of making chocolates, Mom and Diane shamed me into working on a project I started at least 4 weeks ago. 

My design phase of a fur seal throat pouch.

You can see my basket start, which will be used on the pouch, as well as my mock up.   Diane and Mom have already finished theirs, basically, so yesterday Diane was working on a wild rye grass basket that she is ready to start the turning stich on. 

There is nothing like the sheen of a wild rye basket.

Diane was commenting, that no matter how many baskets she makes, she always drags out the Svarny-girl bible…Aleut Basket Weaving, or Sophie’s book, when it comes time to turning. 

Mom was forced to get out the graph paper to work on her blueberry design for the basket she is weaving.  She hates to do graph work, although not as much as Diane.  Diane says she needs to do more planning and design work – but it just ain’t gonna happen!!  As you can see, Mom decided that piano work was a bit more interesting than anything else! 

Lalala....even the best of artists procrastinate at times!

We will get it together.  There is just so much else to do, though.

4 thoughts on “Side projects.

  1. You & your family have always been so talented!!
    Be sure and keep blogging your progress with this project!!
    We just finished up with 3 days of Taylor showing one of her horses at the Colorado State Fair in the 4H Division. Her highlight was placing 3rd in the Individual Cow Work on the 5 yr old horse she has trained by herself since the horse was a yearling.

    1. You must be so proud of Taylor. What an amazing experience for her to be able to showcase her expertise. The amount of time she has spent really shows her dedication – as a parent, it is nice to physically see the values we have instilled in our little issues actually show themselves!! OMG! You have to come visit….you gotta beat those bushes with Irene again!!

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