We picked up almost 40 pounds of trash yesterday. We meant to walk a mile north and not begin collecting until we turned for home. But there was too much to ignore and we were overloaded by the time we'd walked a mile. On the way home we realized we could not even complete our [...]
People often look at life expectancy statistics and assume that people died at the age of 46 in 1900 because medical care was poor and that people seldom lived past age 46. In fact, anyone reaching the age of 46 in 1900 was probably as likely to reach age 75 or 80 or even 95 [...]
We each found a piece of sea glass this morning on our walk. "Our work is done," Gary said. It is a common line between the two of us, a joke, but also reflects our sense that gathering abandoned graham cracker packets and finding pretty things is our excuse for walking. Recently, while we were [...]
"“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.”—The Color Purple by Alice Walker My favorite pair of gloves are purple. They are not quite dark enough because I want the shade to conceal stains. That sounds practical, but I also prefer the shadows, [...]
The yarn above is from the blanket I just completed. The warp was 8.5 yards, and I wove three 82.5" lengths and then seamed them to make a blanket of 75" x 88" including fringe. One of the lengths used weft very like the warp and the resulting fabric is warn and reddish. The other [...]
I won the July Make-It-Koigu! (Mine was the only entry.) Above are the skeins I laid out as I was figuring out the warp below. All but one handspun skein is Koigu. The final blanket was woven in four strips on two warps.
When I am not teaching and when I want a break from writing, or I am feeling wounded and drained (it happens), I weave. Sometimes I quilt. I have a friend who sells a lot of work urging me to join a group, open an Easy account, or in some way make some money from [...]