Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just a few inches

Monday night it started snowing.  The weather had been lovely for this time of year.

Above freezing temps had made what little snow we had disappear.

Weatherman said oh, maybe 1-4 inches is what we should expect.

See what we got?

An unusual happening ~ no wind with the snow ~

And it looks like a few more than 4 inches.

And yes, that is my lawn tractor that has a snowblower attachment.  Too bad the attachment is in the garage, un-attached...

So this is what my driveway looks like...

Good thing I have a 4 wheel drive pickup.

Probably wouldn't be getting to work, would I?

Even if I had the desire to hand shovel this, it wouldn't  make much difference because the wind is a blowin' today drifting it all about.  On top of all that~ it's supposed to be REALLY cold tomorrow.  Like in the minus 30's I heard?

Ugh...  I am so over this winter thing! 

Wish I could drive away and not come back :)

Just heard back from my neighbor, he's coming to push the snow out with his outfit.  Wonder what that's gonna cost me?

All for now, JULIE

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Snow white

Around these parts, snow isn't always white.  It's usually got some dirt mixing in courtesy of the wind that almost always is a partner with the snow.

It's acting all winterish this weekend.  It was terribly windy on Thursday - enough so that some of the metal siding that was being used at work in the expansion found it's way wrapped around my truck.  Minimal damage, but I'll still have to get something done with it.  We got freezing misty rain yesterday so it was just a bit slick everywhere.  Changed over to snow, and supposed to go into the deep freeze.  Like - 20.  If we get lucky we are on the edge of  accumulation type snow.  I really don't want to shovel.  Yes, shovel.  I sold my snowblower because I got a lawn tractor with a blower attachment.  Guess what hasn't been put on yet?

Denial... I'm so good at it!  Also good at it's brother, procrastination!

I've been putting up photos of runners I finished up.  I think this is my favorite from this batch.  I think it would look awesome on a dark finish table.  It's nice and long and almost sophisticated looking~  It was a white - not bright white, mind you- tablecloth. 

The warp has natural, blues, greens and browns in it. 

With the warp colors and the "white" tablecloth, it turned out to be not quite Snow White, but I think that's what I'll call it :)

Currently the weather is taking a breather, we've got a little sun!

Cooper and Polly are soaking it up while they can.  Please don't look too closely at my dirty floor and patio door!  I really should look into getting a wife to do such things!  HAHA 

All for now, JULIE

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blues warp!!

It's been so long since I've woven denim rugs, I'm not sure I remember how!  Not really, it's like riding a bike as they say :)

Here's where I am all ready to start beaming my warp.  Three colors of blue and a natural.  I'll randomly thread these.  Thank goodness I had this plan and not a design~  lost a thread somewhere in the 8th or 9th section and didn't notice it for awhile....  Won't matter, rugs will be just one warp thread thinner.

Two sections done and ready for the third.  At about this point, I figured out I needed some sort of padding for my knees while I was doing this.  Doing it by myself translates to kneeling somewhere between where the warp is going on and the crank.  Not sure what I would do if I had to warp a full beam~ don't know if I could reach the far sections!

After the final section.  This is why the warp sellers say "approximately" when they say how much is on the tubes.  These were all new tubes and supposedly the same amount in each.  Totally ran out of two and there is another almost there.  The others will be used for weaving the ends.  No waste, or very little :)

Ready to get started threading.  I think I'll wait a bit, maybe this afternoon I will get a little more natural light down there to help. 

Well, it's official.  New store opening in our town, and I'm going to be part of it.  'Zinnias' will be a retail shop featuring depression glassware, antiques and repurposed items from the owners.  A select group of local "artists" as we are called will also be featured.  My weaving and rugs, some photography, some glassware, some jewelry.

The girls that are running it are both have a flair for display and have big plans for the shop. When we get farther in, I'll put a linky to our facebook page.

Only thing is, I need to get busy and get some product ready, LOL....

All for now,