Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Not Much Weaving

Well life has been keeping me away from the studio lately. First it was the Flood, then surgery, now I’m dealing with house painters and an elderly cat who suddenly went blind. xeroxShe started bumping into the wall, and acting lost. Here she is a few years ago, when her eyes could still react to light. Now they are always dilated, and the vet confirmed today that her retinas have detached. Poor kitty. She’s learning how to find her way around; at least she can find her litter box and food dish, and this morning she made it down the stairs, although very slowly and carefully.

It seems  like once there’s an interruption in my weaving, I easily get out of the habit, and it’s hard to get back into it. Thank goodness for my tapestry diary, at least I’ve managed to do that almost every day. If I miss a day, I just do it the next day.April For some reason, my parallelograms for the month of April have turned out much TALLER than previous months! There are stitches on April 6, then 3 days of bruises! Most of the days are just whatever pattern I felt like playing with that day. On the upper  left you can see a day that says TWiNE, although it’s not very easy to read. That was last Wednesday when I gave a Powerpoint lecture and slideshow at the TWiNE meeting (Tapestry Weavers in New England). It was my first Powerpoint ever and I had a blast putting it together. The title was “Northern European Tapestry Adventures.”

After my last  post, I looked at the photo of my tapestry in progress, “On the Edge of Chaos,” and realized I was unhappy with a few things. So the next day I did some unweaving (or Penelope-ing). It was mostly the right side where the word “of” was in progress. I’m much happier with it now.ChaosEdge

That’s a lesson; sometimes you can see errors in a photo that you just don’t notice otherwise.

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1 comment:

K Spoering said...

So sorry about your kitty. It's hard to see them age, isn't it?

I agree that sometimes it's easier to see things in a photo. I take photos, especially of my paintings in progress, then I can make corrections.