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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keeping Busy

So OUR HOUSE IS UNDER CONTRACT.  I am so relieved.  That means, not only do we have a buyer....I no longer have to make the bed, vacuum every day and keep the kitchen counters clean and clear!  Keep your collective fingers crossed that things continue to proceed....

Meanwhile I have been weaving on my throw project when visiting in Fredericksburg....Cutting a project off the loom is rather dramatic....so I saved the actual event for March First Friday.  My small studio was FULL and I heard a satisfying gasp as I cut the threads to release my throw!





I am working on "twisting the fringe"  (I'll get pictures of that for you.) Next I will felt it.  I haven't ever felted something this large and now that most washers no longer have an agitator I'll need to do some thinking whether I will felt it in the washer or do it the old fashioned way manually.  Though I would have to borrow a couple of horses to drag it behind if I were to do it the way the Mongolians did!

I also have a kiln full of greenware to fire tomorrow.  Slowly building inventory to pack up to move....just in case the next studio is slow in appearing.....

13 comments:

Dan Finnegan said...

Congrats on the house news....and the fiber piece is stunning.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Woo-hoo! Good news all!

Tracey Broome said...

That is an absolutely beautiful throw!!!!
Congrats on the house, I know how it is keeping a house clean for showings. Makes you wonder why you don't always keep it that way, doesn't it? But it's sooo much work! Wow, you sold fast in a so called bad economy, good for you!

Anna M. Branner said...

Tracey you are SO right. I'd look at the house and think about how nice and clean and OPEN it felt. But already the piles are starting!

Now if only we can find something workable on the other end.....

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

I am totally in awe of your ability to make something like this - wow! Love your blog. Share your fear of bridges - close your eyes, but only if you're not the driver! Your little pots with trees on are lovely. xC

Sheeri K. Cabral said...

I have a friend that would soak in hot water and then put in the dryer with some (clean, old) sneakers for agitation.

Anna M. Branner said...

Sherri, that is a new felting technique to me! I am definitely going to investigate.

Anna M. Branner said...

Catherine, your clay work has some fiber influence for sure. Bet you could do this too!

Christina Schaefer said...

Hello! Congratulations on the house sale! We sold ours in Fairfax County last year and moved to the Northern Neck. I have a question. Is your yarn bowl (the one with the black sheep) currently for sale? I could not find your etsy shop. Thanks! Chris

Anna M. Branner said...

Yes Christina, if you click under the items pictures on "clothnclay" it will bring you to my Etsy shop. :) If you just clicked on etsy it only brings you to the website, not MY shop. Hope that helps!

cookingwithgas said...

oh happy day! I was through c'ville on Sunday but did not stay.
We booked in down, up the road,no down the road near the Devil's backbone for a great day of hiking and waterfall seeing....best of luck Anna!

Anna M. Branner said...

IT's beautiful in that area Meredith! Did you get a beer or two at the brewery?

Elizabeth said...

Love this new piece!! Miss you!