Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mission Accomplished

My Mother is finally out of the big cottage and into the cozy apartment. It's actually quite roomy and everything fit and fit well. She is in the main building and has but an elevator ride to get to many services and restaurants. They have four of them BTW. Since she has a whole staff at her disposal I am taking a much needed break. She has new friends to meet and new routines to make and I just need some time to myself.

The pre-move weekend did find some fun weaving stuff going on. I managed to finish up the Crabapple pink linen towel and move onto a turquoise one with cotton weft.

 This is the fourth towel on a 12 yard plus warp. I want to get a few more colors out of it. I watched one of the Harry Potter movies while I wove. It was easy enough to fold the loom up and slide it from the studio to the family room.

 Upstairs Baby Wolf Shrek is getting the pillowcase warp. I installed a second simple warping valet for this warp.

 It was long and it was sticky.

While this Henry's Attic 10/2 cotton is very soft and will be lovely for those cases, it is also very fuzzy and grabby. It was a bugger to wind on and took me quite a bit of time.

Martha, can you see Jack in this pic? ;-)
 I had measured out about 10 extra ends and it is a good thing I did as there was breakage during the beaming on. Drat those pesky fuzzy grabbers!

I did receive these two wonderful books this week from Susan Foulkes.

 These are self published via Blurb.

While I was working on Shrek, there was discussion going on about a nylabone.

 Like most things in this house, it was a lot a noise about nothing. After about 5 minutes it was obvious a mediator was needed. I asked Spike if he really needed that bone.

He said no, so we gave it to Robin to shut him up. Spike got to nap, I got to go back to working in relative peace and quiet and Robin got the bone. Win, win, win.

I can't decide if the "Did That Just Happen" portion should be renamed WTF? In any event, lets get to those little blips from this past week.


Okay, so Trump pissed and moaned for the whole campaign that jobs numbers were fake, false and lies.
President Obama handed over a pretty good economy, certainly one MUCH better than the one he got.
So lets's talk about the continuing hypocrisy of Trump here in this report about jobs.

I personally think women are empowering themselves and it's about time! Just look at these Native American women from Standing Rock fighting for water because even a child knows, water is life.

I'm sure you've all read about wire taps, Flynn, Trumpcare, who knew what when, there, there and of course the drip drip drip of information about Trumps collusion with Russia. Makes me wonder if the CIA dump from Wikileaks was from the WH, but that's a story for the coming days. This one is for today. Honestly, this crap, this harassing of our own citizens because of color and religion has simply got to stop. Will we all have to carry our "papers" soon? More bomb threats and destruction at Jewish day schools, cemeteries and synagogues. Never has a President brought so much hate and fear into our country and spoken out so little against it. Don't buy into folks, look at North Korea. That's what happens when a dictator closes their country to the outside world (to keep it safe of course!), and instills hate and fear about all others.

Parting shot: Another dental surgery victim in recovery.


LA said...

"Don't look at the man behind the curtain." So many things to keep us sidetracked from the issues! But, your warp looks amazing...and the towels will be wonderful. Just trying to stay on top of things!

Cindie said...

You are an enabler - I need to at least buy the heart book, possibly the other one too. I've made paper hearts often in the past but they were very simple ones - the possibilities look like great fun.

Cindie said...

PS - my blood pressure goes up every time the news comes on or there's mention of trump......just hoping my health holds out for his term.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree with Cindie, you are an enabler! The heart book is a must! Yes, I spied Mr. Jack way in the back corner taking a little nap. ;-) Sorry the dentist has another victim - poor dog. Love Spike's grey face!

Tobie said...

It seems every day brings more horrors. I am getting active with the ACLU.

Sharon said...

After Trunp's move this past week to defund museums and libraries, I really do believe his motive is to eviscerate our culture and turn us into a military state, complete with private prisons.