Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Clings tight without a fight.

I had a friend from my costume shop who was very good at pleating yards of fabric to fit a small waist. We told her she should set up shop next to the "I can guess your weight" and the "I can guess your age" booths at 6 Flags Over Georgia. "I can guess your pleat depth."

Me? I am fairly good at guessing music, a la Name That Tune, but I'm better at some eras and genres than others. All this to say that I have been watching episodes of House, all 8 seasons now on Netflix, and they sometimes use bits of nice music to set or enhance a mood. In the last episode of season 1, I heard a bit of old time blues - and I knew at once that it was Blind Willie McTell. But I wanted proof. Here's the song.

1x22 - Honeymoon

  • "I Call It Love"
Written by Wayne Jones and Windy Wagner (music & lyrics)
Performed by Windy Wagner
  • "Delia"
Written by Gary Atkinson (music & lyrics)
Performed by Blind Willie McTell
  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (music & lyrics)
Performed by The Rolling Stones

I just read some of the comments on the youtube link, and seems that I wasn't the only one to notice. Now I don't feel so freakish.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Rural Mural

Electricity is a wonderful thing. I bought an electric weed eater and 160 feet of extension cord and went to town. I found this in the back yard! I knew that there were stones, but no idea the extent.

I completed a scarf on the rigid heddle. The yarn is commercial but I dyed it and would make it more contrasty if I could do it over, but there ya go. As always, click to embiggen if you care to.

I don't have a fringe twister, so I used my little paws instead. It's not too hard, or time consuming, especially after the weaving; it was an 8 row pattern and 6 of those rows used a pick up stick.

                                             I will do this pattern again, but not right away.

        Corky is the main reason that I need to vacuum constantly. That, and a dark blue carpet.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Once more - with feeling!

Buddha Shoe

Linen dish towels hot off the r.h. loom.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014