Marking Time 11.3.15


"What is written [or in my case, woven] should seem a happy accident." –W. Somerset Maugham



A loom in the Studio was at the end of its warp. Time to put on the warp extension tube and finish it off before the next class.



Marking Time 6.26.15


"Be happy.

Marking Time 5.15.15


Itterasshai — Go and come back safely.


Marking Time 4.21.15


" 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,…" —Elder Joseph Brackett, 1848



Unexpectedly I found myself vending at a local knitting retreat last Saturday on short notice. I took whatever books, yarns, and ready-made warps with me, and was looking forward to seeing some of my fiber friends. They understand.



Marking Time 4.7.15


"It's time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings." –Author Unknown



A new-to-me idea for Tip Tuesday:  The Magic Ball


I recently came across a post about having a Magic Ball Party. Everyone brings their little bits of yarn leftover from various projects and adds them to the mix.

Marking Time 3.10.15


"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses." –Chinese Proverb



Marking Time 2.17.15


"…each woven cloth has its own life. Each weaving can capture the present moment that we never can take back. A weaving can capture the thoughts and feelings that we have at that time." Misao Jo, Self-Innovation, p.12



Where to begin? My loom has taken me on yet another journey. I always enjoy these little excursions, but this one is deep.

Marking Time 1.9.15


"The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities."  –Author Unknown



On February 8, Harikuyo was celebrated in Japan. Harikuyo is the Festival of Broken Needles.

Marking Time 2.3.14


"Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them." –Brendan Francis



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