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Not settling on anything this week
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      1 comments

This week has been unsettled. I returned from the conference on Sunday but Monday could not get my mojo going to apply for two jobs (minimum needed to collect unemployment) and then received a letter that there is a phone interview Thursday (tom... Read more
Fashion Show
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      1 comments

I hope this works. I had only my nook at the exhibit instead of the camera. Best in show was a dress with detached collar embellished with chain mail. ... Read more
Back to real life
Monday, June 19, 2017      1 comments

Walking with DB. Laundry (everything back from the conference). Returning to the rug. Finances. Catching up with people. Fulfilling my work to get unemployment.... Read more
Blown away
Friday, June 16, 2017      2 comments

Tonight was the fashion show. Some really fabulous entries. So much so that I found myself tearing up as the models were walking the runway. All handwoven fabric and in two pieces it was also handspun. So much talent! Tomorrow ... Read more
Connor Prairie linsey quilt
Thursday, June 15, 2017      2 comments

My first lecture was a smash hit. Connor Prairie is a living history interactive site. The weavers, spinners, and quilters all joined together to reproduce an incredibly old piece for their loom house. We saw both the original ... Read more
This is too hard
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      2 comments

I am here at the conference. But the library is closed for asbestos abatement so no using a computer there. Three computers are in the lobby but I have not found the magic person to get a password. So I am typing this letter-by-lett... Read more
Conference Time!!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      2 comments

I am off to a weaving conference today. Well, meeting my college roommate tonight and registering at the conference tomorrow. Everything, for me, starts on Thursday so I might not be on Spark much this week. Just depends on computer availability... Read more
Cheese, Gromit, Cheese!
Sunday, June 11, 2017      2 comments

I have been making yogurt and lebneh (yogurt cheese) forever. About six-eight months ago I tried ricotta (super easy) and mozzarella (not as easy). Late last month DB and I took a cheese class at our local food coop and got more easy recipes. Fr... Read more
Thursday, June 08, 2017      5 comments

DB and I have had quite the full week of animals during our walks. This morning started with two deer sited on the way to the park. Then, as we were on the last half of the walk two more deer crossed the path about 30 yards ahead of us. No real... Read more
Finished and Started
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      3 comments

This morning I completed all the other sections for applying for jobs to allow me to collect unemployment and applied for two jobs. The first two I tried from the list were no longer there; either they were filled and not reported as such or the... Read more
Hoop Jumping
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      2 comments

Who knew it would take over an hour to complete the unemployment application online? Part of the problem was asking for information that I did not have completely. I knew the month I started work at the university but not the day of the month--c... Read more
Saturday, June 03, 2017      2 comments

Resilience is about being able to get back up on your feet on your own, so I teach him not to rely on other people to prop him up. "You don't need a teacher to tell you how great you are. Tell that to yourself. Right now." This was from a NYTime... Read more
It was a good day with spinning friends
Thursday, June 01, 2017      5 comments

There is a small group of fiber friends that meet once a month to spin. Of course every time we first must see what Jackie has going on in her studio space - quilting, weaving, etc. And we have to look at what everyone is spinning. I have been s... Read more
Monday - Vacation Day?
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      1 comments

On the way back home yesterday DB said something about "is it Sunday or Saturday?" I said "Sunday and tomorrow I don't have to go to work." But then I don't do that at all any more! DB commented that after he was laid-off holidays did not have t... Read more
We have a box, only a box
Sunday, May 28, 2017      6 comments

In spite of not being home much this week the rug has progressed. Last week the box of braid had braid piled up above the top edge. Now it looks like: , o... Read more

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