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Tuesday, September 27, 2016      2 comments

On one loom I weave rugs. It is one of the best that I have found for this. Some rugs are of fabric and, last year and for the foreseeable future, other rugs will be of handspun wool. It is the same loom that is a photo on my spark page. The fab... Read more
Monday, September 26, 2016      2 comments

I have photos of the weaving I did on Friday/Saturday but my phone is not cooperating! As soon as I get them off I will post again.... Read more
I am pleased
Friday, September 23, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday I spent the morning making sure all the looms were working properly. But I am almost foolishly proud of the back wall in the loom house. When we started working on Wednesday it looked like: ... Read more
Demonstrating weaving
Thursday, September 22, 2016      2 comments

By noon today everything should be set for Friday and Saturday. It is two long days of demonstrating weaving on looms that are approximately 200 years old. My favorite one has enough material threaded on it for at least 5 rugs. Last year I only ... Read more
This has been the worst year that I can remember
Saturday, September 10, 2016      6 comments

In March my father died. In April an uncle died. In May I was kicked out of the building on administrative leave while I was being investigated. In June my mother died. Last Sunday two aunts died and another one does not look good, but she could... Read more
Re-entry to work
Friday, August 12, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday was not too bad. It was short since I had a back appointment and left work at 4pm. Today is a full day 8-5. Reconnecting with friends was great. I had only 156 new emails and managed to deal with 100 and keep up with most incoming... Read more
Last day
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      2 comments

Today is my last day of vacation and there are a lot of things to do. Yesterday was all about clearing the desk. Today is all about running around. Errands in town, errands out of town, laundry, cleaning rugs, and knitting. The commissioned soc... Read more
Home again, home again, jigity, jig
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      0 comments

The cats were so happy to come home yesterday morning. After reassuring them that this was their house they slept most of the day. Normal cat behavior or not sleeping much at the kennel? The laundry is done for right now. I knitted on the c... Read more
Too much - brain overload
Sunday, August 07, 2016      0 comments

This week has had so much. Tuesday was my all day class. Wednesday was only an afternoon class on warping on two beams for weaving with a supplemental warp. Thursday am class was a total bust. The conference is refunding everyone's fee for that ... Read more
Naalbinding - knitting with one needle
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      3 comments

That is stretching the definition a bit. But you do get a fabric that is less bulky than crocheting but less flexible than knitting. It was a great class and I am continuing to work on a small bag. I hope to have it done before the end of the co... Read more
Busy day
Saturday, July 30, 2016      4 comments

Tomorrow morning we leave--unsure of what time, just when we are ready. Today was spent filling the gas tank in the car, last minute laundry so we have clean clothes to take and packing. I admit that I spent a lot of time working on a knitting p... Read more
Today is the first day
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      3 comments

Of a two week vacation. Vacation only in the sense that I am not at work. There is much to prepare for a fiber conference in Milwaukee. We leave on 31 July and return home on 7 August. I have many great classes and about half are with friends fr... Read more
Finished -- Almost
Saturday, July 02, 2016      1 comments

A lovely hydrangea bush was one of the floral tributes at my mother's funeral. DB moved a dead forsythia and planted it in its place but waited for me to help rearrange the surroundings. This morning it was cool, looked like rain, and we both we... Read more
Thursday, June 30, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday when I came home the tire on the van was flat. It was that way since middle of the afternoon it seems. Later that evening DB and I tackled the job. It took both of us to remember how to do things, even with the car manual. I was the on... Read more
Pen Museum
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      2 comments

It was fabo! Even DB was interested. We had the best docent walking us through it. I took some photos of some of the old machines for a machinist and engineer in case they are interested and want to go. I ended up purchasing another pen. Really ... Read more

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