Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Neutrals - or brown?

 This warp has been languishing...

These colors aren't very 'exciting'....
I do really like the finished rugs, tho...
In reality, I don't think it's the colors....
I think it's just my lack of drive that is slowing me down....
This rug is exciting tho.  I actually have two of these.  Stripes in fabric makes for fun results.

This is the warp these are on.  Kinda ho hum.  I did sley the heddles and reed differently than my norm.  Makes for a different texture to the rugs.

I believe I am done with vendor events for the year.

Historically, the closer I get to Christmas, the less I sell.  

So I'm not going to search out unknown/untested events.

Rugs are mostly a buy for yourself item.

I suppose it's time to focus on production and move on from this frustrating year.

All for now,


Thursday, November 5, 2020

Good timing for a change


I had made the decision to bypass a vendor event (new to me and over 2 hours away) on the 4 weekend in October. 

Good thing I made that decision.  This photo was taken just 2 days before that show, and the snow just kept coming.

After that, it got very cold....  like in the single digits cold!

And then it changed. 

Fortunately we are now having the opposite swing - this week we've had close to 80 degrees.  There was enough snow that it hasn't disappeared from sheltered or shadowed spaces.

Halloween weekend, I also stayed home.  I had originally had a large show scheduled, but that one was cancelled.  I'm finding it very hard to even find the drive to keep looking for events...

But this weekend I do have a show to go to.  Unknown event to me - never been there before as this is the weekend for another show that has been cancelled.

You know, I used to visit blogger pages every day.  I enjoyed reading about weaving, horses, sheep, quilting, etc. etc.  Many blogs were fun and informative to visit and read.

But this past few years, and especially this year, I find myself feeling discouraged and sometimes downright disgusted from a good portion of the blogs that I've followed.

First, THANK YOU, to the blogs that don't preach your brand of politics. 


 The BIGGEST turnoff of mine is the name calling...   from both sides!   Demoncrats, Trumpsters, Lefties, Right Wingers etc etc etc ad nauseum.

I come for the horses, the rugs, the quilts, the adventures. 

I don't come to your page to be told that I am stupid, or uncaring, or crazy, or to do this, or don't do that, or whatever soup du jour that you are pushing today. I'm there to learn from you and what you share of your skills and talents.  

So the change?   I don't know what that will look like.

All I know is that this my way or the highway thinking in this world has got to stop. 

Take care of yourself and your immediate world. 

Respect others.

Encourage and build others up instead of tearing them down.


All for now,