I have been doing a thing or two and that is quite nice. I have started to warp my new (to me) Gilmore loom for some kitchen towels.
I am happy to report that I have finished this part. It's called sleying the reed. Soon, like tomorrow, I must figure out my threading pattern so I can properly thread the heddles. Since I am new to weaving I must check everything over and over. More later.
Last weekend, August 28-30, Hangtown Fibers Guild had it's very first retreat. Oh, my goodness, was I going to walk to the bathroom or back from a shower without a robe? It's been too darn hot for my long cold weather one. Ah, yes, I can sew. So . . .
There is fabric.
There is a pattern.
There is a robe. Woohoo.
Now then there is the matter of that hideous big bush that is trying to take over the front walkway. I seriously considered hiring some muscley person to come and rid me of it. Then I thought, save your money. Do it yourself.
It is so big that I could throw things into it, things that made me unhappy, and they would disappear. Sometimes they didn't quite disappear. That was an empty plastic pot which I threw to disrupt a cat disagreement.
I have started. It is so overgrown that under the green leafy part it's jungle of thick twigs and some pretty hefty branches.
About 1/8 of it cut out. You can almost see the stone edging I put along the walkway many years ago. I'm still thinking I may need someone a bit stronger to finish the job once I do all that I'm able.
I'll be back.