These two spice barrel jars arrived yesterday. When I ordered them I really
didn't notice what size they were. I have some of Terry's barrel jars and they
are 1 1/8 inch tall. I was thrilled when I opened the package to see how tiny they are. His work is getting very hard to find.
Kaneel is Dutch for cinnamon and safran is French for saffron.
I have to apologize for not having something more exciting to show you. I
have only been working on this carpet lately. While it might not look like a lot
of progress, you can't imagine how many hours have been put into this since you
last saw it.
I continue to make mistakes (which I am told is called frogging). Those
take so much time to correct. If not for those I would be much further along.
The thing about atitching this carpet is, it is the luck of the draw!!! When
you go to buy those variegated threads (made by Gentle Arts). The dye lots vary
so much it is unbelievable. The "red" I first got for the body of the rug was 5 times lighter that
the dusty pink. It was sort of a washed out orange! If you order the threads rather then get them in your local needle work
shop, you have no idea what will arrive.
I think after 7 orders from 7 different places, I might have the variegated
red I need (thought it is still very light).
Anyway.... I am happy to be getting out of this square and on to the other
designs in the rug.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. Thank you for visiting.
Welcome to my blog!
I am artist and a metalsmith. I have always loved miniatures and dollhouses. My interest in making miniatures is not restricted to the metal work I do. This year I plan to design and build a dollhouse.
I do not sell the miniatures I am making right now while I am trying to build my own collection.
Who is Kilmouski? ... He's my cat. And he sits right next to me no matter how many hours I work.