sorry for the picture quality but they weren’t hanging around to pose and I wasn’t opening the door
what have I been doing?
well – final date for show entries was April 21st
it was also my birthday
over 25% of all entries came in on the last 2 days
with associated problems and questions
the final two were received at 11:00 and 11:10 P.M.
then there has been a couple of days of sorting out the paperwork
one of our committee members told us that in order to keep going and be happy
we needed to repeatedly tell ourselves “I’m excited”
as it is almost the end of the month here are April’s book pages
and now I’m excited to go back to conference paperwork!
I’m tearing my hair out
and that is not a pretty sight
tomorrow is the final day for entries in the Juried and Open Shows
can’t believe the number of people who left it until the last-minute!!
when I need a break I run out and pull some weeds
it is very satisfying
what is it?
now back to the paperwork
the back is mostly a dandelion pasture
the weaving is on the loom
but it is definitely using up all those odd bits in the stash
purple? orange? – not my favorite
back to serious stuff
the deadline for entering items in the Open Show and Juried Show
is fast approaching – April 21st
I have to say I’m disappointed in the response
so – folks, if you have been thinking about entering something
the time is NOW
tell your friends and guild members
and here is a textile fanatic’s Easter treat
click on “Core Kyoto – OBI: Unbridled Beauty in a Knot”
17 placemats, 4 sets of 4 with an extra one at the end of the warp
double two-tie unit weave on 10 harnesses
with two weights of yarn
what was I thinking?
a towel for the conference exchange
it seemed like a good idea at the time
this is not quick
it needs to be happily weaving for the studio tour
and there is endless paperwork for the conference shows
or what about a goat?
the chequered lilies – Fritillaria meleagris – are slowly spreading
Florence and Sue finished their log cabin scarves
the studio gets a little messy towards the end
now they need to be trimmed, washed and hemmed
and I need to get a warp on the loom for the studio tour
using up small cones and bobbins
in the spirit of the conference
recycle, reduce, repurpose, reuse
my mother’s favorite phrase
waste not, want not!
with not much to show for it
hours of weeding, and an aching back
have to attack before the ground dries up and I can’t even get a shovel in it
I love the smell of laundry dried in the sun
they are called tampopo in Japanese – did you see the movie?
mainly using indigo dyed sheets and old futon covers
it they run out I’ll have to raid my closet
I was hoping to have a new warp on!
every lady needs a hankie
at Kawashima in 1987 – how skills have changed!
white stitches are worked with paper thread
Velma taught me that you could stitch with kami-ito
and April showers