The view from here

The view from here

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In the face of the senseless tragedy, the words of Mr. Rogers echo in my mind, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”
Be a helper to those around you today.

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One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back

One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back

Or…

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get – Lewis Carroll

Last week, I beamed my warp (weavers speak for winding the warp threads on the back beam). This week, I made a valiant attempt at a tricky threading of the heddles. Attempt being the key word.

I made multiple threading errors that I should have noticed when I did my few picks of plain weave. Again, please take note that I said should have.

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Start as you mean to go on

Start as you mean to go on

A bit of planning, cutting, and sewing today will help me close out the weekend and start a new week on a creative note.

Enjoy your Sunday, gentle reader. I hope that it gives your week the start it needs to end as it began.

Winning and Not Winning

Winning and Not Winning

Some days the things you try are wildly successful. They are incredibly motivating and exciting.

Then there are the days that are the polar opposite of Wildly Successful – the challenge is to find motivation in not winning and not give up in the process.

I have recently finished watching Janet Dawson’s wonderful Craftsy class on floor loom weaving (which is on sale today, FYI) and I was eager to become a beginner weaver again. After a couple of simple projects, I tried a project that was a bit more than I was ready for and rather than finding inspiration in Not Winning, I let it stymie me and my loom sat in silent abandon, warped with the doomed project.

Weaving is not like knitting, where you can unravel your mistakes and use the yarn again. Which makes weaving mistakes a bit of a challenge in and of itself. You see, to “unravel” weaving you have to cut the project off the loom.

Cut. It. Off.

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