Thursday, April 4, 2013
The paper pattern (with the paper clip) is, of course, from Chris Anderson's excellent book/CD of saddle blanket patterns.
And isn't that the cutest little pincushion--!!?? It's supposed to be a tomato. It's filled with fine sand. Got it from my own mom.
The neat thing about a blanket kit like this is I can carry it anywhere. It rides in the bottom of the backpack, and believe me, it's travelled. This box has been to Europe, to Florida, to Colorado, to Arizona. I sat in Philadelphia Airport working on the Mint O'odham blanket with this thing. What it's taught me is the value of an isolated, portable piece of tack: one that is socially acceptable... oh those loaded words!
I've made a lot of blankets over the years this way.
You may notice some small progress being made on the Clyde Goehring breastcollar. Here is a better Sneak Peek: