Thursday, December 16, 2010
In the mean time I have been baking and knitting for the upcoming holiday. Nothing very picturesque about that, but here are the other goings on:
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I know, I know, why dont I figure it out for myself? Because he already knows how! I have other things to fill my brain with.
So for now I will continue weaving and battling this horrid head cold.
John Prine last Saturday night was GREAT.
And its raining again! Woohoo!
My new favorite DVD series is Mcleod's Daughters.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
By the weekend, Saturday was so BEAUTIFUL. We had 7 inches of badly needed rain through the week. Saturday was crisp and perfect for mowing the lawn, cleaning clogged gutters....in preparation for lots of fun.
Emily came (our go to girl when it comes to music!) and accompanied us to The Jefferson, a fantastic small music venue down on the mall. Gaslight Anthem was the show for the evening. Kind of Springstein meets punk.....a real experience for me. For those of you who know my hubby Greg, he is an amazing music lover. Punk is his favorite (The Ramones, A Place to Bury Strangers etc.....) Had fun at the show but I have to admit to plugging my ears once or twice...It got LOUD.
Friday, September 24, 2010
For those of you who are not weavers, the fact that I finally hung this item on the wall today will have no significance...It is a warping board, the second vital step in my weaving process. (The first being deciding what it is I plan to weave!) I promise to have a warp on it very SOON.
I find it so hard to create when there is still so much chaos around me. Though the house itself is looking very good, I have left my creative spaces for last. The basement is coming together. I worked down there for several hours this afternoon. It would have happened sooner but I was waiting for The Trip To Ohio to pick up my new to me Macomber 56" loom.
It didn't happen.
I reserved a Budget Rental truck a MONTH in advance. I arranged with my friend Cathy to come with me on the trip. I had a hotel reservation in Akron. We even boarded Cathy's wonderful companion Sophie, since MY dog Layla is so anxiety ridden we needed to take her along. When we went to pick up the SMALL and MANAGEABLE 10 foot truck the lady calmly told me "we never see the 10 foot trucks here, so I have a 16 foot one instead." OH MY GOD!....but then I calmly coaxed myself into believing that there could not be THAT big a difference in how they drive...(!?!)...and that I COULD DO THIS!
With sweaty palms I carefully eased out onto the 4 lane road....wondering all along how I had gotten myself into this predicament....BUT I COULD DO THIS. Not 15 minutes later there was a horrendous noise. Did I hit the curb???? Were the overhead branches too low???? As my heart slowed back to normal I made my way down our street INTO OUR ALLEY and even INTO A PARKING SPOT. Cathy met me outside the truck "We have a problem". It was the curb. And the air was slowly seeping out of newly cut slits in one of (its a big truck) the right rear tires. SHIT. (sorry)
SO. Called road side assistance, she said you can drive 20 miles on that tire, take the truck back. AND I DID. If I weren't so angry about the fact that the woman gave me a 16 foot truck, angry at myself for taking it, angry at the curb for getting in the way, I would be pretty damn proud of myself for the maneuvering out of the alley.
SO this cheap loom is getting more expensive. $314 more expensive.
I wonder if I can find a number for a freight company that services Wadsworth Ohio????
Sunday, September 19, 2010
All that work deserved a little entertainment. So Greg and our friend Emily and I walked down the street to see a band you might recognize:
Crosby Stills and Nash playing within a 10 minute walk from my house! This place is really so amazing. The concert was AWESOME. A lot of gray hair both on the stage and in the audience. But David, Stephen and Graham sure can still perform.
What a blast.
The nest morning Emily had to leave early to make her graduate class at 9 AM (its about an hour and a half back to Fredericksburg from here.) I am not ashamed to say that Greg and I went back to bed! After a leisurely brunch we headed out (because half the day was gone already and it was SO beautiful out) to Stanardsville VA to visit Noon-Whistle Pottery. Greg and I had a great visit with Holly Horan. We had met her husband at the local (fantastic) farmers market a couple of weekends ago.
They have a terrific shop with work from many talented artists included with their own. Holly throws beautiful functional work and her husband John makes earthenware faces that I LOVE. Once I get making again I hope to have some of my work in their shop.
So now its Sunday and we are working. (!?) Laundry, hanging pictures (still) moving furniture. Layla broke another tooth trying to chew herself out of her crate...so we go to the new vet tomorrow. Poor thing is still not quite sure about the move.