This weekend my family and I took a little trip to the Washington Coast. On the 2 hour drive I got a little looming done…I was teaching the Felted Bottle Hug at a recent class and got part way through with one, and so I determined to finish it on the drive there. We stopped in Aberdeen at a fabulous old lumber baron’s estate, that has since been turned into a musem. We all love knocking around in old houses and museums. It’s amazing the insights you get about the past and the people of those times, just by visiting the objects they used, and looking at places they lived. It gives you a connection to your roots.
The weather at the beach was fair. It wasn’t very windy, which in Washington is a huge plus for a beach trip! But the sun kept going behind clouds and making us want to hunker down in our sweatshirts and munch our salt water taffy purchased in Westport. All in all, it was a great family day!
On Sunday, I decided that since I was doing mountains of laundry anyway (yuck!), I should go ahead and felt my Bottle Hug. This time around I used Patons SWS, with some contrasting Lion Brand Felting Wool at the bottom. When it was felted, the varigated color of the SWS yarn lost it’s pretty luster that it had originally, (it was really pretty boring!) so I decided to use the contrasting yarn and a strong tapestry needle to chain stitch some swirlies into the hug. A row of alternating lengths of blanket stitches completed the design and Wah-Lah! Just what it needed! Lesson learned: Never be afraid of changing something up & making it yours! 🙂