T.S. Eliot would understand I'm sure. For those that may have missed this poem from Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" here it is in full.
While naming cats is hard, painting looms might be harder.
This weekend saw Buttercup transformed from a ho hum structure of pine lumber to a happy red and blue beauty of a loom.
Those boards are providing a lot of space for decorative painting, something I've always enjoyed doing.
It's slow work though, brushes dry, paint gets muddy, stencils need to be cleaned often and like everything, I design on the fly.
I have a rough idea of the elements I want and where I might want them but I'm always open to a whim or two or more. So here we are with some of the inside of the loom worked on.
It will be days before she is done but so far so good and lets face it, I can always paint a portion over and start again.
The sewing closet has been a hopping place to! The second pair of Nehelam Pants (Sew House Seven) has finally been finished and I've used an inkle band on the tie.
A couple more Cezembre blouses have been completed too. I love this pattern. The fuchsia number is a lightweight linen and feels sumptuous on.
The little Charley Harper mice a soft organic cotton, Looks nice with those yellow pants too!
My Mom has completed her first series of 3 chemo treatments. She is tolerating the chemo well, although she has had to have a couple of transfusions. Otherwise, no sickness at all but some fatigue.
The cancer which is in her lungs and a few other places has not spread nor grown. Hasn't shrunk either but we'll take this holding pattern for as long as we can. We're going out for Easter dinner this year, she said she was up for it. Yeah!
I'm going to leave you with this song from one of my all time favorite bands and certainly my idol as far as bass players go. RIP John!
Parting shot: BWBF! (Best walking buddy forever)
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