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time creeps on

November 9, 2020

living in the moment – an hour, day, week or year

 Zen practice teaches being fully present

watching the leaves fall – one at a time

loving how the Spring-like hardy cyclamen keep popping up everywhere

another Monday and number 37 window hexie

time for a little light relief

scraps left from when the grandchildren were much younger

warped and weaving, finally

not without further problems!

one threading error, which I caught quickly

two threads on the same shaft

with a reasonably simple solution

tie in a temporary string heddle on the correct shaft, rethread that one warp thread and carry on

and still, another mistake, this one is obvious and will drive me crazy

somehow I’ve reversed the pattern in the left side border stripes

(weft colours are;  home grown madder, grape leaves, sunflower seeds and imported madder from Maiwa)

after this first towel is woven I’ll cut it all off and fix the threading

how many mistakes can a person make in one warp??

fortunately it doesn’t happen often

when “my” birch tree on the boulevard was dying the municipality removed it (and planted a new tree)

the symbiotic relationship between the Amanita muscaria and birch was broken and they moved to my neighbour’s tree

the mycelium is still alive and spreading underground

hopefully they will move back to my tree when it matures

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2020 2:25 am

    I like that- watching one leaf at a time…


    • November 12, 2020 10:49 am

      Cathy – of course you can watch the clouds drift in the sky or waves lap on the shore – or paint dry…


  2. November 10, 2020 1:29 pm

    Sometimes I find myself with a ‘doomed’ project, plagued by errors. Generally I put it away for a year or so, until I can bear to look at it again and fix it!


    • November 10, 2020 1:38 pm

      Kate – doesn’t work when the project is on the floor loom unless you don’t plan to weave for that year. Being fixed as we speak!


      • November 11, 2020 4:42 am

        No, I do appreciate that would be a problem. I wasn’t seriously suggesting that you emulate my ‘ostrich’ approach to things not working 🙂


      • November 11, 2020 12:33 pm

        Kate – I can do the ostrich act, too just not when a critical piece of equipment is tied (literally) up.


      • November 11, 2020 2:21 pm



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