Wednesday, October 21, 2009First snow.
I am estimating about 8 thousand feet, maybe a bit below that. Shasta looked really good, it's been bare but for the glaciers most of the summer. but there was snow on Mt. Eddy, too, which is just a bit over 9000'. This is looking into the Alps. None on our 7200' Billy's Peak yet. Anyway, I'm glad to see it & hope its a sign of more to come.
I went out to the Winery today with the Trinity Artists. We were there to paint the fall colors. I did three little post card sized water colors while the rest of the group were testing the winery's wares! I left about the time they were all setting up to paint. Not sure what will come of that as they were testing quite a few! But it was nice to see the ladies again. Haven't painted with them in quite awhile.
Now I guess I'll get back to my looming. Hope you are having a lovely fall!
posted @ 03:24 PM PST [link]
Sunday, October 18, 2009Counting our blessings
I copied this photo from HandWoven magazine, in case anybody wants to turn me in. This lady, it says, is 84 years old. Take a look at her hands. She hasn't let a little thing like that stop her from weaving. She makes me ashamed of griping about my hands hurting with my little bit of arthritis.
Weather had been chilly, we've had an occasional fire. We also had a really great rain, put an end to fire season. More rain is predicted for tomorrow.
I'm trying to get my new Baby Wolf Loom warped. This business is much harder than weaving on our own looms! I haven't gotten very far with that, but I did get a 12" square woven for a project
I am trying. Much more relaxing! lol I thought I ought to learn, tho. I was told this fall, by a customer, that I ought to publish some patterns for textured and lace weaves for our looms. Well, the truth is... I don't know any. That's why I weave on these! They're easy. But I thought if I got acquainted with Big Loom weaving I might be able to translate some of those pattern to small looms.
Hummm... We'll see.
posted @ 05:56 PM PST [link]
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