Friday, June 28, 2013
Yep, it's summer.....
Seems that summer has finally arrived after so many days of cool dry air. Now the air is thick with humidity and the temps have gone up into the 90's, ugh. Summer is finally here. Along with it, rainstorms in the afternoon, fast growing weeds and plants, and lots of staying inside where it's cool.
I finished up this weaving finally yesterday. It has been on my loom forever, and I got tired of looking at it, ran out of cloth that would work and so I cut it off.
It's a right nice little table runner. It's a mix of hemp, linen, yarn and recycled clothing. Many of these strips are on the flag I made for my Shakori booth.
My waving style is sort of like my clay style, kinda like raku for fiber. Just throw some stuff in there and see what comes out. I'm not following a pattern or really planning anything, just randomly weaving whatever I think looks good.
I think for my next project, I will try and make some sort of plan, just to see the difference. But I have a feeling my weaving is going to be a pretty random thing. I like not having any expectations.....
I also finished up this scarf with the quick knit loom I bought. What a fun little loom for quick projects. I made another scarf in just a day last week, but I didn't really like it, so I took it apart. One thing clay has taught me, if it's not working, just start over.
Summer reading. Why can't I just read one book at a time? I have all of these going at the same time, plus one more I picked up at the library yesterday... I did finish A Walk in the Woods and now Gerry is reading it, and wanting to hike the A.T. I knew that would happen. These were all thrift store finds that I picked up for a dollar a piece, not bad. I love finding great books at the thrift stores!
This is my new favorite. It's about a Chinese girl that survived a Japanese wartime camp, and wants to have a Japanese garden created in memory of her sister who died in the camp. Through the owner of a tea plantation in Malaysia, she meets a gardener who was gardener to the Emperor and the tale of their journey begins. It's beautifully written, found it hard to put down last night.
Ahhh, summer reading and libraries, what's better than that?