A bit of a complication
Last week, my husband became very ill. So ill in fact that he actually went to the doctor. Unfortunately he had contracted pneumonia. I can honestly say I have never seen anyone this ill. When our daughter was a preschooler she got pneumonia but she was never this sick. To complicate things, this weekend I came down with a VERY nasty cold and a low grade fever, Ever though keeping us fed and watered is just about a full time job, I have been trying to do a tiny bit of sewing every day. I don't really have the energy to take on any larger projects so I have been making small coiled baskets and coasters.
The last bundle of rope I purchased from Joann's Fabrics was HORRIBLE. What else could I do with it but cut around the messes in it and make coasters. Each takes aprox 6" of rope. I have found that the best way to experiment with different colors and textures is to make a coaster. It's fun and even if it comes out really ugly, I hasn't expended much in the way of materials OR time. Today's experimental coaster centered around black, white and red. From what I saw in that coaster, I ended up designing a set of 4. NAP TIME!