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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Weaving is Going Great...

Driftwood from Merced River Makes its Appearance

Tonight I wove two pieces of driftwood from Yosemite National Park's Merced River into my piece and I love it. Wove in also a dozen of my favorite fabric strips from my rack. Those two additions made it a much better piece. Feels more organic, more original, more Lynda-like in every way.

Wood #1

Wood #2

My bench and my Bowl that I made a couple weeks ago-fabric covered clothesline, glue-gunned into shape. One handle wrapped with pink embroidery thread. Graham crackers, scissors and a multitude of shuttles rest atop the pattern book which I never even opened.

Fabric strips woven directly into the warp.

Got lots done tonight; I was feeling very creative when I chose the fabric strips.

The treadles of my loom-they raise the heddles to create the shed
 where the shuttle goes thru.

The heddles and the rest of the warp.
I'm nearly finished with this part of the process !~!

Littles have been Everywhere these Last Couple Weeks

Not a weekday has gone by that we have not had a Little here, or two some days. They're delightful to have around; they brighten the place immeasurably and keep us young in spirit and limber in body. I love them every one.

Piper and Ginger spent Sunday with us. We had so many adventures: Playground, swinging, picnicking, creating fabric art, eating, watching She-Ra Princess of Power, reading, talking about school and upcoming birthdays.

Piper models her fabric sculpture proclaiming it a Wig, for now !~!

Everyone loves fabric strips, don't they ?~!

Who is this She-Ra character with a brother whose abs make me swoon ?~!

Wyatt sits firmly now and can get himself in and out of most positions unassisted.

Not quite crawling but it's Locomotion and he's getting places !~!
He snuggles and rubs his face on my cashmere; I love a baby with taste. He wants to be involved in everything and gets around this hard wood floor so quickly that come late August when he returns full-time we will be hopping. Remember when all he did was lay in my arms and smile and barf ? Those days are gone...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kid Pics !~!

Slow week here in LL, illness, quiet summer days, strawberries ripening in the sun...

Kids tho are always in the picture somewhere, aren't they ?~! So here are some recent pics of the ones we've grown to love and call our own...

Ginger and Patricia Make PomPoms

Cutting the yarn...

Trimming the pompom... 
Rolling between palms and you get...

Cute-i-tude beyond description !~!

and a souvenir to keep for as long as I can.... 

Wyatt Learned to Sit Alone

And grew a couple teeth too-check them out !~!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A New Week

Weaving Class ranks as most favorite hours of "me-time" of the week. I wove nearly eighteen inches tonight on my piece. I loved the rhythm, the flow, the color, the feel. All the green weft you see is new.

Practicing various weaves from a textbook. Remember those ?~! Textbooks I mean.

Selvedge not my strongest suit yet but practicing will whip that edge into submission !~!

Another classmate is just a few steps behind my state of progress
and soon her shuttle will be flying back and forth
making delightful patterns on her white silky-feeling warp threads.

 I said good-night to my project until later when I can get back for Open Studio.

Stacey and our third class member prepare for the next stage of her beautiful creation.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


This evening's weaving class was the one in which I actually laid the first rows of my project. Oh boy, it felt so cool.

The warp is a glorious green, bordering on teal. It's mercerized cotton and has a sheen that glimmers in the fluorescent lights of the Richmond Art Center. I hope it looks as good in sunlight. I'm starting with green wool stranded with mixed color thin yarn and we'll see what happens. Enjoying it immensely.

The color moves me.
Hello Loom, did you miss me over the weekend ?~!

Teacher Stacey (in red) explains to another student some finer points of loom work. 

A little weaving for when school is Out ~!~!