I did it! Huzzah!
Nearly ten yards of fabric woven, sewn and hemmed, and hanging on my bedroom windows. I haven’t ironed this much since I wore silk blouses to work in the 1990s.
Ellie usually finds a way to sit on newly woven fabric. I’m sure she thinks it is her right. She was determined to get cozy on all that white and pestered the heck out of me after the fabric came off the loom.
When I unrolled the soon-to-be-curtains from the cloth beam and all those sticks hit the floor, The doggie was there in a flash. And then, when I ironed the cloth after its initial washing, that little pest hovered beneath the ironing board. I had to give her a dozen treats to distract her.
After I finished the sewing and gave the curtains their final ironing, Ellie did manage to find her way onto the sheets I put below the ironing board to keep the fabric off the floor. I hadn’t the heart to tell her she wasn’t reclining on the real thing.
Next project: My first wool rug. My sister sent me a cut warp she got at a sale and some odds and ends of wool she had in her yarn cache and told me, “See what you can do with that.”