Thursday, April 3, 2014

Autumnal

Autumnal sun, apple leaves, workshop door with mini-pillar. Yesterday afternoon.
And this came off the loom; the weft is a silvery/bluey pink. 
This draft is similar to but different from the previous. For the last piece from the same warp, I want to make a very different-looking draft using the same threading.

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I have verbose days and quiet days, (I do have them I assure you,) and today is the latter. It happens quite often after making myself physically tired with weeding, which I've been doing rather conscientiously this week. Although it's dismaying how slow the progress is, how some days I can't tell what I've done in three and a half hours, and I'm not making our place any easier to care at the moment, other than cramming, (errr, mass-planting,) in some areas.

Tuesday night, my fav seed company's eNewsLetter said we need to think of autumn as another spring. Usually this time of year I'm just holding my breath for everything to die down so I can clean the place later in the season, but in Nelson, usually not a lot dies down. This year, I'm passed being disgruntled and am simply in awe of how much growing there still is in autumn in Nelson, and how much flowering annuals are still being sold, and I realized how much it makes sense. It's still a couple of months away from "winter" and lots of sun to enjoy. Though it continues to be so dry and if/where I plant, I must water conscientiously.

There's a b bit going on to distract me from my course, but that's for another day. I'm 56 today; I gave up aging gracefully about a fortnight ago and decided to stay a belligerent middle-aged woman who carries a backpack rather than lovely purses when in town, kicking and screaming into my older age. 

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Meg! Hope your year is full of happy surprises, beautiful yarns and perhaps a crew to do your weeding for you. (Love the silvery/bluey pink gorgeousness!)

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  2. Happy Birthday Meg! Sounds like you've moved into what I called my Tough Old Broad period. That preceded Sweet Aging Woman (Dolce Donna Anziana). Now I'm just a Beginner. A lot of stuff overwinters here, too. I think our climates are quite similar, except perhaps we have more earthquakes...which has nothing to do with climate, I'm just jumping around here.
    Anyhow, hope you have a really good day. Love you.

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  3. Thank you. I had a bit of death and carnage, a.k.a. chemical warfare outside. I really should have cleaned the nozzel, and the entire, sprayer before diluting the weedkiller. I don't like using chemicals, so I hadn't used the sprayer in three or four years. Oh, dear. LOL.

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  4. Go ahead, kick and scream. I'm going to be 70 on my next birthday - how the f*%$( did that happen!? Be whoever you want to be - you have my permission.

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  5. Thank you for the permission, Sandra. May I print this out and carry it around me? :->

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  6. Happy Birthday Meg. Hope you have had a great day and have a great year being however and whoever you want to be...

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  7. I had a lovely do-nothing day, Jane. Thanks.

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  8. Many happies Meg. Did you get any of this rain? Your garden would love it.

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  9. Northing. Monday-Wednesday at least the mornings were cloudy. Tuesday morning it even smelt like rain, but nada. Inland perhaps on Sat but we'll be lucky if the forecast is right for once and we get some on Monday, but I doubt it. Except for Lusi, I don't remember any for weeks and weeks, and even after Lusi, some parts were still bone-dry!

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  10. The two other India/Not-Laharya pieces sold in March, so they went pretty fast. I'm glad!

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