The pillow case warp is progressing nicely. So far I am very happy with it and getting excited about having it off the loom and on actual pillows. Of course there is a whole heap-o-weaving that must go on before that happens. I will say I always thought black was hard to photograph, but white on white is just as challenging.
I hope I find a better light/way to capture it because I am seriously thinking about doing nothing but experimenting with white on white or natural on white for a little while.
I would love to do some overshot in a subtle white with cream patterning. But those are future ideas. Right now I have got to get a scarf warp on Hannah and get started with her. The cool days have coaxed me outside to do horsey things. The Julia loom is all ready for weaving and I have but to get the silk writing finished and into strips.
On farm news, still no bear, but I am still enjoying my bear watch. The last few mornings have been cool, breezy and very dark. I see shooting stars regularly and I know the Perseids are peaking but for me the wind has been the magic . Wind in fir trees sounds different than wind in hardwoods. Where maples rustle the conifers bend and sigh. The wind can be high in the tree tops or low enough to blow my hair around. There is utter silence when every little breeze has moved on and it starts up again as a single flow and then others of different speeds and pitch join in. It is one of the Earths most beautiful and ancient music and I have been captivated by it.
Of course some of those trees won't be making any more music, they've been transformed into a small back deck. Gene has been busy building a 10'x10' deck off the back door. Something we really needed as the first step was a killer and has been for 10 years. The supporting structure is up and only the decking need be installed, which came home yesterday. Maybe today it will be finished!
This weekend I need to start my spate of house painting. This time around will be upstairs hallways. New wall paint and trim to be done. And look, I've got at least one eager little volunteer!