Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What a Year!

Looking back over this year makes my head spin.  It has been a big big year.  Huge.  Mark became Dr. Mark and is slowly getting used to the frame piece of paper on his wall.  He began a new chapter in his professional life and is setting his own goals.

We've done a lot of traveling - Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona and I attended Convergence.  This past year at school has been huge.  My work continues to change and grow.  I love what I'm learning and I'm beside myself with excitement for the spring semester.

I'm gathering images and thoughts for a future project (hopefully more on that later in the year).

We are expecting some additions to our grouping of family and friends.  Two babies!  My needles and looms have been busy to welcome them.

We had a huge loss this year.  Slowly we are adjusting, and the family has circled to cope.

I really don't know what to think about 2015.  I've learned to be flexible and open to what may come.   So what's the plan for this year?  Travel some, home improvement tasks and school.  I think it is going to be a good year.

See past commitments: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Happy New Year!

On the loom - a bit of fabric for home improvement.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chance Meetings

The fall semester is over.  My house is cleaned, the refrigerator stocked with goodies for game night tonight, and my loom studio is reasonably straightened.  All is good.  Unless we talk about my dye studio, but we won't mention that beyond here.

I have a lot of work to do over break.  I'm putting together an application for a future endeavor, I have some pieces that need finishing, and a few personal projects that I'd like to get finished.

Recently I went for a walkabout of a local antique mall.  I came home with some goodies.

A few reference books for textiles and two huck embroidered towels.  I've never seen huck towels before, but I'm familiar with the weave structure.  I love these towels and I left two others behind.  Until the other day that is, when I went back to get them.  I was wandering about and a vendor looked over my shoulder and asked me about them.  She had just brought in a needle kit with patterns for huck towels.  She showed the kit to me and we chatted for a bit.  I love chance encounters like this and of course I bought the kit home with me.  There are a few unfinished towels inside, fabric, needles, floss and two pattern books copyright 1936!

Guess what else I'll be doing over break?