Monday, July 19, 2010

In summer, the song sings itself. - William Carlos Williams

Wow, what a busy summer so far! I have intended to post to this blog more often but my energy has just gone other places. . . . .all of them fun and intriguing. I have had only tiny bits of time to work on anything that resembles "textile". But I guess that feels somehow right for summer. Cold indoor days will return all too soon and more textiles will call.

The flower gardens are full of great color and texture. We have seven different daylilies in bloom right now. We have had enough rain in between the very hot days to keep most of the plants looking very healthy.

I have woven red coasters or mug rugs while enjoying the evening air on the screen porch this past week. I get nostalgic weaving on this little old loom. It is amazing to think of the hundreds of these I have made!

Such a simple process and so basic but endlessly satisfying!

This process, the tools and even the cardboard spacers woven between each coaster on the warp are like old friends. These are the "comfort food" equivalent in my weaving world.

In my yarn storage boxes there were neatly chained warps for several more colorways of these coasters. The red batch is almost finished and I believe I will string the green warp next. You just never know when you might need some comforting simple weaving on a lazy summer night.

But whatever your summer project might be, don't forget to stop and smell the roses . . . . . .

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