Thursday, April 28, 2016
Too many Pine Needles.....
Its been a lot of work, and still alot more to go. Still another 25 pine needles until I start the next phase: assembly.
Its been a rough week at home, with the entire family down with a bad stomach flu. Lasts about 3 days with the worst symptoms lasting 12 hours. I almost wound up in the hospital......but being as severly diabetic as I am, that's not surprising.
But everyone is better now and hopefully I can get some work done. Its been changing sheets, feeding crackers, and mopping up vomit for 3 days.
I also want to make a few more chirimen pieces for the store, but I have been deep into this project.
And I made a joke in passing i never should have, I admitted I would never be good enough to make my own obijime. Well, guess what I am trying to do: make my own obijime (the cord that holds the obi in place. I am cheapening the materials, which i dont normally do, but I am running low on funds with this new kimono. So satin rattail in plum purple and gold perle metallic thread. I know for a 5 ft obijime, I will probably need about 20 yards. So i have to purchase in bulk. And I will need two skeins of the perle thread. I have a pattern I am practicing now, with the simliar materials in different colors (peacock blue and gold). Hopefully it will look good and I will have enough length to hide the ends. Or I am going to have to make an obidome (a obi broach) which would not be difficult, just more work I have to accomplish.
All in all things are going smoothly, and hopefully I can have this accomplished soon.