Blue jean rugs.
With orders done, and the Christmas open house over, I am weaving blue jean rugs.
I have decided to try something different. I usually take pictures of every blue jean rug I make, then put it on my web site. But a blue jean rug is a blue jean rug. They are all vaguely different, but mostly the same.
So I am going to put one of each size on my web site, and the customer can choose from a 2'x3', a 28"x48", or a 30"x60". Then I will try to weave a stack of each, and not spend time taking pictures of almost identical rugs, and putting them on and taking them off my web site.
And I am thinking that might work for the sock rugs, as well. Making life simpler, isn't that a good idea??
I was eating my lunch today, glanced out the window, and saw a pileated woodpecker. Same tree I saw him on a few weeks ago. I bolted out the door, camera in hand, grabbed my zoom lens from the car, and ran through the snow around the side of the house.
I looked in vain, he was gone.
This is NOT my picture. I wish it were.
Here are a few miscellaneous facts about this awesome bird.
- The Pileated Woodpecker was the model for the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker.
- The pileated woodpecker is also regionally known as the "Indian rooster" or the "Rain crow".
- The roost of a Pileated Woodpecker usually has multiple entrance holes.
- The sound that a Pileated Woodpecker makes when boring a hole in a tree is so loud that it can be heard over long distances.
- Pileated Woodpeckers make such large holes in dead trees that sometimes the holes can cause a small tree to break in half.
- Pileated Woodpeckers have been observed to move their eggs which have fallen off the nest to another site. This is a rare habit in other birds.
Does that ring a bell with anyone??
And I desperately need some time off, even a day. It seems a simple thing, right? I can just take the time, right?
Then what stops me.
That, my friends, is the question.