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Thursday, January 19, 2017

damage control




learning about frost. we've had minus 2┬║ c lately; if it's wet it means frost in the hood and snow in the mountains.
my datura was frost bit so it lost all its leaves. the poor thing after recouping from a hot moving truck!


at the garden center i was instructed to cover it with a plastic bag, so here it is.
while there bought a white camellia and a golden raspberry plant. looking forward to the fruit.
the terrace is next was just waiting for a big slot of time. puzzling how moving becomes a time eating monster.
















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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

pushing my comfort zone



might as well.after a stop of 5, yes,5 months without significant studio time the best way to get back was a good challenge.two and three color double bed jacquard is pretty much operative except for the unexpected tension problem. but that is knitting not patterning technique.

spent all day yesterday studying bubbles.that's going to be my topic for exploration for the year.
there's almost too much information and some of it reads like algebra- instant turn off for this mathophobe.
 However, there are graphic ways to achieve bubbles and that's the path i think i'm taking. thanks to Sandy and a highly informative post i bridged some gaps and put order in my scattered knowledge; the drawbacks of being self taught.
so armed with this and having downloaded this i am sailing ahead.
let's see where i land.

and now transpose that to the current warp. and to sewing. a bubble dress?

ps. the new stupid spellcheck in blogger slows down everything, the system one worked fine. another case of protect me from what i want.




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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

take 2



shorter,narrower and in different colors.oops,blocking too long on one side,problems ahead.

turning a page.
finally gathered courage and turned on the loom.it works! seems that either the movers were careful or the loom is sturdier than what one tends to think. need to start planning a warp to take both the sectional beam and the underslung beater on a maiden voyage.





today is one of those northern days; foggy and wet. very conductive to hot tea and soup.
don't know whether it's the novelty, but i like them.















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