Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today In My Life....March 24, 2010

Today in my life: March 24, 2010

I got up this morning: bleary eyed but with enthusiasm. The tile on the office floor will be fixed today. No more fear of either breaking it more than it is or of me falling on my fanny every time I step on a loose one... :o)

I am hearing: the movement of traffic out on the highway. It's funny how it's almost never noticed any other time but in the quiet of the morning.

The current book: is by Robert B. Parker .. He's a new author we are reading after seeing Tom Sellick as Jesse Stone in a couple of "made for television" movies. Love them.

Creating: Many things over the last few weeks. One of them is a small needle tatted doily. I am so enjoying this craft. Very easy to do, very easy to carry with me when I need something for my hands to do on a trip or a visit to the doctor.

As I
look out: the season is finally changing and Spring is here. I am so ready for this change. The gray days are wonderful after a long, hot summer... but it sure seemed like we had more than we needed this year.. ;o)

I am thinking: that I should be grateful for all the little things in my life...and some big ones too. In a time of sorrow it's really easy to forget all the good little things... like memories...

Plans for the rest of the week: My brother's memorial will be this weekend in the town where our family has lived for at least 150 years. At least 4 generations are buried there.

From the learning desk:
Have finished 15 tape looms to use with the class I will teach at Red River Historical Museum in June. The cards (8 each) are finished and tied together. The pattern is printed off. Now have to put together an instruction booklet and cut all the yarn for each packet. Still have to make about 100 rice bags to use for weights... But it's all coming together.. ;o) Looking forward to this.

Just a thought: "A home is not a mere transient shelter: it's essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it." H.L. Mencken


Anonymous said...

I was reading thru your blog and ran across the picture of the "15 tape looms. Is this for card weaving. I live in Virginia and am looking for someone to teach different types of simple weaving classes at my guilds. Not sure what all is out there. What type of weaving are these looms for.
Sharon in Va

Linda S. said...

Hi Sharon... Yes, these were for a tablet (card) weaving class that I taught back then. They could also be used for bead weaving, plain weaving... just about any kind of weaving for small bands. I can't think of anyone right off the top of my head that lives close enough to you for personal classes, but if you have anyone really interested in learning there are many YouTube videos about card weaving and inkle weaving that are wonderful. In fact, that is how I learned. :) I will keep you I'm mind and if I hear of anyone I will let you know. You might also pop over to and look over Michael Cook's blog about how to raise silkworms and make the silk thread. He will travel and teach (he is WONDERFUL) everything from the worms to the final card woven product. The last time I spoke with him about it, he charged $75.00 and hour plus expenses. He lives in Dallas.