Monday, May 20, 2013

Dead in the Water and doggie caca

Well, actually, quite busy, but, not with weaving.  Hitting the road tomorrow for a few days in Florida...heads up to the pet-sitter: enjoy the satellite tv etc.   Make yourself at home!
I did order some more reference materials.  This means that, shortly, a bunch of my older and duplicate items will appear either on ebay or a "heads-up" note on weaving sites I visit.
Cats have a brand-new, fancy-schmanzy litter-box, and some "gourmet" grain-free foods.  Karlie seems to be thriving on the grain-free regimen.
SOOOO, a whole lotta knitting will be going on this week, while visiting.  Got my summer tunic jumper to finish.  Have put away the "Noro Ayatori" sweater since I realised that Summer had arrived ahead of my flying fingers, but just the sleeves to do.  When I get a whiff of Autumn in the air, will pull that out again, along with the cardigan that lacks a button-band and get back to the warm-cozies.  As it is, I should have concentrated on the Summer jumper.
Oh well, picked up light tees at Wallyworld.
Packing snacks for the road, as well as "real food."  Strafed "Earthfare" yesterday for healthy stuff and am going to turn out some deviled eggs for my lunch-stop.  Also packing doggie treats for my road-buddies, Daisy and Howie...also got them new name-tags.  The rest will be "sat," so they can drive somebody else nuts for a few days.  Thankfully, the sitters don't mind cleaning up the "fallout." When "Mom" gets back, we are going to retry crate-training.  I've had about all I can take.  Why Teddy and Daisy have it figured out, and the others don't, is beyond me.  Cedric is sort of hit-and-miss.  Whenever he gets himself off the bed and outside, I praise him extravagantly.  Dogs respond better to positive than negative, altho "no-no" gets through to them.  Teddy has gotten SOOO good at "bring it" and "Drop it!"  Again, extravagent praise.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Laura goes to London

THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM IS JUST AN INSPIRING PLACE!
If you go to London, you HAVE to go HERE
From Laura Fry, currently having a wonderful time in the UK!!

http://laurasloom.blogspot.com/2013/05/coffee-break.html

Friday, May 10, 2013

Slowing down and looking deeply

I've decided to go after the Handweaver's Guild of America's "Certificate of Excellence."    It sounds like a fun idea, but, as I thought about it,  I kind of look forward to the chance it will offer to slow down and look deeply at what I do, think about it, and stretch out a little bit, creatively.  I've been stuck in a rut, I think, and with all this "ammo" I have around here in terms of tools, I really have no business doing that.  SOOO, having a good look at the bibliography in the materials they sent and checking out what I already have, which is just about everything.
"Interweave Press" have been issuing all the back issues of "Handwoven" as collections and individual digital issues.  So far they are 'back" to 1996 and "up" to 2010.  It's very convenient,as one thing I like to do is to be able to cut out and keep articles by technique. This meant cutting up my mags and didn't want to do that, but, with the digital items, I can print out whatever I want and keep it, either as pdf's or hard copies.

Pursuant to pursuing the pursuit of the COE...I want my studio back to looking like the banner picture on my "Selma Handwovens" FB page.  Gotta de-clutter.

Tomorrow looks to be a rainy day, making it a perfect day to be stuck-in out there and getting things done.