Thursday, March 24, 2011
I see you.
OK, first off, let me repeat......I cannot answer your questions if your post is a "firstname.lastname@example.org
You need to register your email address, and short of that, email me the question DI-rectly..........email@example.com
The black rug will be on my web site in a few minutes, to answer one question.
The rug that L made, is green, lime green, and black, and was made with loopers, albeit very much sorted and manipulated loopers. L did a lot of prep work to get the loopers just right.
Today I remembered why I hate putting a warp on using the EVIL WARPING BOARD.
Yes, sectional warping has spoiled me forever.
I put an 8/2 cotton warp on my new loom, for baby blankets. I got it on, and it looks OK, but it was painful, and I do NOT like doing it that way.
I said I wasn't going to put a sectional beam on this one, but I think I lied.
The movie that I took my mother to, the King's Speech, was very good. She loved the venue, having dinner in a comfy booth, while the movie played. She was mesmerized, and I heard her 'sniff' a couple of times.
Tomorrow, I am going to take an extended lunch break, and take her to the bank, and to her favorite thrift shop. And maybe we'll have a sandwich together.
Saturday we are having a birthday party for ONE of my daughters. I dare not call her 'my oldest', but she was my FIRST.
I realized that perhaps one of the reasons my mother is acting more and more childlike, is because she is too much of a reclusive in her little apartment. I go about my busy life, and my children don't live nearby. She gets all wrapped up in her television programs, and living in her head. Quite bluntly, she needs something else to think about.
She doesn't drive anymore, and most of her close friends are gone, so if she gets out, it is up to me, and my daughters, to see that she does. Just a couple of outings a week might make a huge difference in her outlook.
Thank you for all your kind words, your encouragement, your cautions. I read them all with gratitude.
I will be careful to take care of myself, but I need to take care of my mother, or I won't be worth the trouble.
I can't believe how busy the studio is. The internet has been very good to me. It has allowed me to pursue my passion, without spending a lot of time on marketing. I really appreciate that.
So to give some of that good energy back to the universe, I am having a April Fool special.
Starting on April 1st for 1 month, I will be offering Free Shipping to all orders under $100, in the continental US.
Just with the mention of "April Fool".
And I am continuing the free looper refill with the purchase of a Hip to Be Square Looper Loom, through May 1st.
Every time I say, "I just had an idea", my DH literally cringes.
Now, when I say it at the studio, L just responds, "Oh, no."
But today, I was thinking about taking 25 Hip to Be Square looper looms to a first grade class in the public school system, and teaching the whole class to weave.
Call it "Introduction to Weaving".
OK, call me crazy. But tell me what you think. Really.
And that's Ava, with the goggles on. I love the picture, and sometimes, I feel like I am walking around JUST LIKE THAT.