Good Morning and Happy Sunday! The sun is shining but it is chilly and the forecast is calling for one last blast of cold this week before things stay warm. Until then I'll stay bundled up in my pashmina afghan.
This week! I think that both students and teachers are ready for the year to be finished with as much time as Serra spent outside on Friday. Every class that she was in went outside and she proclaimed that she got enough vitamin D to last the year. In reality she only has ten more days over the next three weeks to attend in person so I think she'll make it. She is taking two summer courses online but as long as she gets to sleep in she'll be good with those.
Amanda has had an eventful few days finishing up her semester. After taking a final Friday morning the school shut down their wifi and servers as they have been the target of a cyberattack. Students are freaking out about what is going to happen with finals next week and with not being able to connect to the internet for streaming services and cloud access. Sometimes it works to be old school as Amanda had moved all of her notes for the semester to a flash drive and has a hard drive full of movies and shows that she prepped for quarantine last summer. She's great and rolling with it. Her last final is currently scheduled for Wednesday so we will see what happens between now and then.
As for crafts this week I got more done than I realized. The Latte warp save is finished. I didn't save as much length as I originally thought but will still be able to get a couple of pieces from it.
Susan is now dressed in tencel for a new series.
This should become three separate pieces. I'm liking the idea of creating series. Five yards of warp is what I can measure on my current warping board. It's an ideal length because I can get 2-3 pieces, can warp by myself without too much trouble and I don't get bored with it. I did ten yards once and it felt as though it would never end! The shorter length also keeps things more one of a kind which is something I'm going for.
First Friday Art Walk for the museum was this past weekend and went well.
Approximately 100 people came out during the evening and took in the sights along with asking me about the loom and how long it takes to weave a scarf. It was good to see people out and about in Old Town again.
A treat for myself this week was getting a fiber tool from a friend.
It's a blending board for spinning fibers. I've always wanted one but balked at the price because I wasn't sure how much I would use it. When a deal is offered you take it! I ordered some colors of merino and played with it a little yesterday to get a feel for how to use it. Hopefully I will get some pretty rainbow yarn created with it this spring.
As for me the week had its moments. Constantly working on particular techniques and methods is improving my skills and making me feel more productive which is good. I also had a couple of days this week where temper and emotions were out of control and it was a struggle to simply breathe through them. They are very rare but it does happen. Luckily I recognize them now and know it's better to not force anything those days. Still smoothing a few rough edges but a quiet day with the Tapestry will help with that.
Next week! The looms are all calling and the house cleaning and prep that didn't happen yesterday will get done. Breathe, enjoy the sunshine, take care of you in what ever ways are best and I'll be back next week ;)
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