The flower spray reminded me of the famous Shaker tree of life image as I was working it. This one is an adaptation used as the logo for Shaker Workshops.
It was a nice three-day break. A nephew graduated high school (woo-hoo!). We got some yard work done and also some work on the cars (my task was mostly to watch from the sidelines but I also helped haul things like jack-stands from the garage at the back to the street out front). We went and saw the new Indiana Jones movie (liked it). We also went to the cemetery, watched a lot of old Father Ted videos (love them; thanks Jenny!) and I got some stitching done. You'll notice that chores and laundry are missing from the list.
Rather than getting back to my now overdue graduation sampler for my nephew, which has been languishing in a pile, I took off on a new project. I began weaving on a purse loom I recently purchased from Spring Beauty Farm. You weave a 3-D shape on this loom, with an open top. The warp is held by the pegs at the top. I've woven the bottom of my purse and am now working up the sides, using a skein of Noro Silk Garden that was handy. I'm not at all sure what I'm doing, but I'm having fun and my overused and abused left thumb is much happier holding this than it is holding fabric or a frame these days. The purse looms come in three sizes and are lovingly handmade.
As I'm weaving, I'm imagining the possibilities with wrapping, beads, tapestry weave. Right now I'm just doing plain weave, to try and get the turns and corners sorted.