Soon the transplanting will begin.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I have been grabbed by the garden again.
I think it started a couple of weeks ago when Lar started this:
I understand how that process can take some time...
As mentioned, I have started remaking the back border. I've been staring at it for 2+ years deciding what that will entail and how best to do it.
I finally decided how wide it needed to be and got it rototilled back in the spring.
This was the back border back in March prior to clean up.
and here it is after being rototilled
I want the terraces to make sense visually and when it is planted I want it to have a stylized waterfall look.
so far so good.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I've been reclaiming the rototilled back border from the weeds that took hold over the summer as I dithered on the project.
Today I trimmed the edge into the line I will be following as I establish all of the terraces.
There will be many.
I may need more stones.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I've been wanting to try some rust dyeing for awhile.
I just downloaded Compost Dyeing and Other Fermentation Techniques by Kimberly Baxter Packwood to my kindle, and I've started collecting bits as we walk the dogs.
Industrial parks are wonderful sources of rusty bits and pieces
Perhaps I will try a rust dyed ninepatch!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I can say without question that this experiment is working. It is easier to get started, the procrastination/anxiety is reduced, probably because I don't have to answer that sneaky question lurking in the back of my mind: "is this what I should be doing?"
I've already answered it "yes" by making the commitment.
I've also found that this daily practice makes it easier to maintain focus in the work, follow the thought threads, dive a little deeper, and refine the process of the craft itself.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Warping a loom.
I did a small amount of weaving in college. I was undone by the need for math skills when trying to figure out the warping. Esther got me through it
I love the look of a warped loom, all those lines in concert, piano-like.
Lots of tension, potential, waiting...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Just a small step tonight, a foot in the door for a new exploration.
I'm tired after this weekend's 2 day craft fair, the start of "training" for my upcoming 5K and a visit with the family (including the dogs).
Time to recharge with a Poirot repeat and the rest of my tired little family.