Friday, March 27, 2009

Facebook fever

I have completely abandoned my blog in favor of reading everyone else's, Facebook and Twitter. I don't miss it but I feel responsible for abandoning the commitment I made to publish in the weave ring. I will be winding a new warp soon so i will work on taking pictures of that.

It's not like I'm sitting around reading blogs, Peg Carpenter's, Talking about Weaving is great. I've learned so much. I have also been reading Peggy Osterkamp's books and applying her ideas and theories to my work. But I don't have time for anything else, much less taking pictures and writing in a blog.

My biggest time commitment is Weavolution and it's a labor of love. I have done lots but there is so much more to get done. More auctions to hold, more items to list on ebay, more people to contact about buying advertising when we launch. The tasks seem endless.

I'm done. Off to finish making dinner.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fall down go boom!!

So, Sunday morning, hands full of things to bring downstairs, I missed the last two steps, caught my left foot on something and fell onto the wood floor at the end of the staircase. At first, I was mostly annoyed and my foot hurt a little. Then, it started throbbing, swell up and felt awful. I limped around all day, determined not to go to the ER on a Sunday. This morning, it was inevitable, off to the doc, check it out. Dr Gary Feldman, nice person, good doc, put me in the above air cast. I have to wear it until this weekend, all day, every day except to shower and sleep.

I'm loving my rigid heddle loom and now I'll get to know it even better. Good thing.

Weave on!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Slowly and surely

In graduate school several lessons stuck with me, especially the ones pertaining to my future job in Child Welfare Services. There are a couple little things that really stuck with me, hence the title of this blog entry. One was to try and use "and" rather than "but" whenever possible. Why, you may ask. And offers a sense of inclusion verses but which can be negative. I practiced this in my job and have tried to carry it forward in all aspects of my life. I believe it makes a difference, small but significant.

Well, it's been a while since I wrote. I spend my time working on various projects for marketing, fundraising and advertising Weavolution. Spare time is now sucked up trying to get more exercise on our new Wii Fit game and, of course, a few stolen minutes for weaving. Actually, I spend more time reading about weaving than actually doing it. I wish my studio and office could be in the same room, the studio is too big, thank goodness, and must be in the basement.

I took a few pictures of the finished log cabin design scarf, not sure if they worked but it's worth a try. Take a look. From here, it's on to a rayon sample using a 20/3 rayon which is as thin as a 60/2 silk. I'm practicing for the silk and testing various twill patterns to see what looks best. I don't want to mess this one up so I thought I would see how threading goes. It may be too difficult given my level of visual impairment (I am legally blind in the only eye I have. No peripheral vision at all, just central vision). If I don't give it a try, I won't know.