Monday, November 26, 2012

"Claire's Thanksgiving Visit...."

Since Claire moved to Chicago in July, she has been been able to visit us more often.  It was especially nice to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving together, the first in many, many years.

It was also a time to go through the many boxes of family memorabilia (and assorted "stuff") that I brought with me to Madison.

Thankfully, in moving to Chicago, Claire was also able to move into a larger apartment than what she had in buy a car, which allowed us to "gift" her with many, many items.   ;)

One of the many things she had packed in her car was an early Christmas gift that I wove for her.  The rug was woven using Pendleton Wool Blanket selvages.  Washing it in cold water and drying it on the "low heat" dryer setting, the wool slightly "felts" and the piece becomes even more plush and cushy.  Miss Lil checked it out right away and gave it her approval.   ;)

I thought I should include a photo of what the Pendleton Wool Blanket selvage looks like prior to weaving/felting.  My last order included the black/gold for Claire's rug and another selvage which has red as the main color, with smaller amounts of other colors as accents.

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