Not idle hands

My hands are most decidedly not the devil’s workshop of late. In addition to the weaving — which I will photograph and post soon — I’ve been preserving fruit.

Yesterday I made my second batch of refrigerator pickles from cukes in my yard. (FYI although I had some trepidation about using my English cukes for […]

Sharing my food

I decided not to plant those luscious little Sugar Cube cantaloupes again this year, since last year squirrels or chipmunks munched into them before they were fully ripe for me to pick.

So I put in a few tomatoes (which have really suffered with our lack of rain), a few sweet peppers, some lettuce, […]

Not about weaving

It’s very unusual that I write a post that has nothing to do with weaving. This is one such post.

I’m catching up on my Radiolab listening, and just listened to this podcast. I found it thought provoking, and it covers a topic that I believe is definitely in need of discussion and consideration in […]

Not like me

My regular readers will know I am not a sampler. I don’t put extra warp on the loom, weave a piece, cut it off, and wet finish it to learn things. I just go for it.

Why, then, did I feel a need to do some sample dyeing? I can’t really say. But I did […]

Another pattern, another tunic

On the 23rd I had all my presents made and decided to make the muslin for that other tunic pattern. Although it was a raglan sleeve, not set-in sleeve like the first one, I thought about the modifications I had to make for that first pattern and applied them to this sleeve. The muslin fit […]