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March 3, 2014

it has been an event-full week

without any notice the kitchen plumbing became BLOCKED

at least the plumber came quickly – and was good

all the pipes needed replacing – yikes!

the same day the computer died – well it is 11 years old – and they don’t make them to last!!

spring 222Spring rains have arrived

and then the gas fireplace decided to join the plumbing and the computer

I had an old aunt who firmly believed that “things” came in threes

hope she was right

meanwhile, progress on the fibre front

kesa 032the front and lining on the kesa are joined at top and bottom

the lining was turned to the front and hand stitched to finish the edge

kesa 030stitching through both layers around the circle patches

shifu 095weaving paper thread (shifu) on a linen warp

and at tea and tell, more tea towels

students 222Arlene’s different coloured wefts

students 219Kathy”s colour and pattern

students 220Heather holding another of Kathy’s bright towels

they will definitely brighten the morning clean-up

a new computer is on its way, son Paul is saving the old “stuff”

hopefully this one will keep working and it won’t take me forever to figure out how to use the new programs!!!

see you later

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  1. Lis permalink
    March 3, 2014 11:18 am

    Your students’ weaving looks great. They have a good teacher.
    I hope the three things that failed are the end of the run for a while.

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  2. March 3, 2014 12:54 pm

    Oh Jean, what a pain! Let’s hope nothing more goes kaput. Lucky you have weaving to maintain your equilibrium!

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  3. March 3, 2014 4:08 pm

    i’m playing catch-up, jean, after the time in oz with little or no internet. great to see your doings!

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    • March 3, 2014 4:32 pm

      Velma – happy to hear you are home safely. can’t wait to read about all your adventures – when I have a new computer!

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  4. March 3, 2014 5:27 pm

    “Things Fall Apart,” as they say…hope your bank account doesn’t! Sometimes the idea of home maintenance makes me wish I was a bird…just whip up a nest in a few days and no painting required. Good luck to you! I love the orange things!

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  5. March 4, 2014 11:40 am

    Ouch! That’s gotta hurt. My mom used to say that thing about threes too! Hopefully she and your aunt were right because that’s definitely enough to deal with all at once. For me the computer would be the big one. And mine are also living on borrowed time! (Yes, they are backed up…)

    Your students made lovely towels! Excellent teacher.

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    • March 4, 2014 4:37 pm

      Louisa – thanks. three is enough! the real pain is learning the idiosyncrasies of a new program.

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  6. Kathy permalink
    March 10, 2014 9:42 pm

    Sorry about your week. If ou have problems with your new computer program, we will send Carrie over.

    I LOVE the tea towel Arlene made! Definitely my favorite. 🙂 *wink,wink*

    Enjoy your cherry blossoms!

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    • March 11, 2014 11:01 am

      Kathy – ha,ha! Carrie and Iain together might definitely change my computer forever, who knows what I could get up to? Tea towels on the loom for studio tour in April.

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  7. March 14, 2014 1:05 am

    Did you intentionnally make a kind of ” mental short-circuit” between the curves of the branches and the ones of the pipes, using the picture to illustrate ?

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    • March 14, 2014 11:06 am

      Guillaume – very observant of you but I can’t claim to have been that brilliant. Plumbing problems make me very nervous, when combined with computer and gas problems I think my brain stops functioning!

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