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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

shoe dropped

Yesterday, the other shoe dropped at work and so it was hurry up and then deliver this. I was elected. Everyone else took one step back, I guess. Ha! no, really the destination was near my daughter's house so I volunteered and then, oh, by the way, "I won't be coming back today," took the rest of the afternoon and played. Went to dinner with the kids at Chili's and took half of an enormous chicken mesquite salad home to my husband who enjoyed it and said it was just enough!

J was busy with beading when I arrived and H was happy in his chair at the table eating baby cookies. A momentary calm surface in an otherwise typically chaotic household with two children. We sat in the gazebo for a moment and enjoyed the breeze in her garden. It's still sorta spring here for another couple of days, I think. But the mugginess is beginning. Her plants are all doing very well.

I took some sugar snap pea seeds to a co-worker since I've been sharing my bounty from the garden. "One for you and one for you, two for me." It's just a tease but I only collect four or five a day and the leaf fungus is starting... part of the mugginess setting in, I guess, so the plants are doomed. I will pull them out and put black plastic down for a couple of weeks and start again. I have my basil seeds ready to spread for the second crop.

I've been searching through my notebooks on my weaving projects lately. I'm looking for notes to put on the entry for the conference and I am realizing how much I am NOT weaving lately. Depressing. I want to. I need to. I have a swatch swap due in August and I came up with a plan on the long drive to work. Have to make notes. Now. Double weave, painted warp in the center of each sample about 3 inches wide, black border all around each painted center. If I have enough warp ... I could use them as ATCs (3.5 x 2.5) or Postcards (4 x 6) - the size is adaptable depending on how much I weave between the horizontal black borders.

My mind is weaving faster than my fingers.