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simple weaving and emergency preparations

February 2, 2018

the boro stitching was neglected when I started tapestry

but it has been calling to me

progress is being made

and I’ve started weaving a binding

I’ve been thinking about a backing material

in the spirit of boro it needs to be from the fabric stash

nothing has appealed to me yet

while thinking about it with a cup of tea

weaving the binding became obvious

using up small balls of indigo dyed cotton/hemp and bleached linen

sett at 36 e.p.i. it will do nicely

the 6 1/2 yards is weaving easily

after our middle-of-the-night tsunami wake up

I have been checking out my emergency gear

thank goodness I’ve never had to use any of this

I love the yellow whistle – think it could be heard across the water in Vancouver

going to get a couple more of them

never know where you might be when the need arises

although the radio can be charged with a plug-in

it also works on solar power and can be hand cranked

the power pack has all sorts of applications

a big, strong light, enough power to run small appliances

and I have used it – to start my dead car battery – don’t ask!

how prepared are you?


6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2018 1:43 pm

    I join other comments, I totally like the blue white pattern, it makes such a calming feeling.


  2. February 3, 2018 3:43 am

    I like your blue and white checks a lot–sometimes a simple approach is most elegant. You’re smart to have your emergency kit. Every year, as winter approaches, I think about putting together essentials for the cars, in case we end up in a ditch . . . but I never do it. The prospect of an earthquake or tsunami might jolt me into gear, though!


    • February 3, 2018 8:31 am

      Kerry – it is very satisfying to weave the simple pattern. Regarding an earthquake, we are constantly warned “the big one is due”. Earthquake drill in the local schools is an annual procedure.


  3. Louisa permalink
    February 2, 2018 8:19 pm

    Gee. We’re not nearly as prepared as you are! But then we don’t have to worry about tsunamis. Just earthquakes.


    • February 2, 2018 10:45 pm

      Louisa – it would be a catastrophic tsunami that would reach me. This is all for the earthquake – remember, I’ve lived in Japan, you tend to take it very seriously.


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