Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bad stuff

Monday was a hard day for me. Lots of things happened. Bad things. Not bad things in the Trueblood sense either.

Without going too much into it, I almost lost the most important things in my life, my kids. I've been scary depressed.

I'm around, and we'll survive, but I'm not in a good place, and I've used up my allotment of "smile and everything will be ok" for the rest of my life.

I love my babies, everyone who knows me knows that. How could anyone think otherwise?!


So I got my loom warped and started a project on it. It's a table runner for my mom for Christmas. I hope.

It's about 13 inches wide and my loom accommodates 60 inches of warp, so that's what I'm going for. Her dining room table is like 75 inches anyway.

I think I'm going to run out of weft yarn before I get to 60 inches, so maybe it'll be a weird abstract wall hanging instead...

Like my craft stick shuttles?!

Monday, October 1, 2012

September Reading List

1-53 Craved - Stephanie Nelson (9/5) - free/kindle
2-54 The Art of the Loom - Ann Hecht (9/17) - free/library
3-55 kids weaving - Sarah Swett (9/19) - free/library
4-56 hands on rigid heddle weaving - Betty Linn Davenport (9/20) - free/library
5-57 Hands on Weaving - Barbara Leibler - (9/24) - free/library
6-58 The Key to Weaving - Mary E. Black (9/27) - free/library
7-59 Legacy of the Witch - Maggie Shayne (9/30) - free/kindle
8-60 Small Loom and Freeform Weaving - Barbara Matheissen (9/30) - free/library
9-61 Weaving Made Easy - Liz Gibson (9/28) free/library
10-62 Pasta! - Time Magazine Book (9/29) free/library
11-63 100 Knitting Projects - Jean Lanhauser (9/30) free/library

most of them were non-fiction this month. I really enjoyed Kids Weaving by Sarah Swett. It was really well written with easy projects for kids (and adults) and included instructions on how to build a PVC loom. see my previous post lol.

Kae decided to check a few books out for me on her trip to the library with daddy (i stayed home with the sleeping boy-child) she got me Pasta! and a couple knitting books. One of them was..outdated. the other is baby knits, she even picked out a sweater i MUST knit for connor. to it mommy.

all in all i spent nothing on books this month. very little non-fiction, and honestly it feels like very little at all. I got my loom put together and warped, did a little spinning on my wheel and have knit a little.

girl scouts takes up a lot of time. We have a fundraiser starting today /sigh