Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! a few links, and a baby in a basin.

So, here we are in 2010! How the heck did that happen?

It was a studio day today! Hooray for that. What a great way to start the year -  doing something that I absolutely love!

The tapestry is coming along nicely. Or at least I think it is. I have a few concerns about some ridges that have developed, but not enough concern to want to do a significant amount of unweaving. Hopefully it will settle down in the blocking. We'll see.

I hope everyone has a joyful New Year. Here are a few little things I've happened upon that I'd like to share:

First, a neat tapestry from Tommye Scanlin. She wove a tapestry diary of 2009, committing to weaving a little bit every day. Today she cut it off the loom.

Another great tapestry link: Joan Baxter - Tapestry Artist (Note: the site has music playing - you might want to check your sound before heading off in that direction.) When I grow up I want to weave like Ms. Baxter! I love, love, love her stuff! And she lives in Scotland - my favorite place on the planet.

And if you want to see what my studio looks like - with bagpipes - check out the Teribus website. That's my friend, EJ Jones, in the yellow shirt, playing a bagpipe that he made. He's also a brilliant knitter. (Hi EJ!) There's a movie to watch there too. Bagpipes = bliss :-)

Finally, there's this: Something for Everyone

Happy New Year everyone.


  1. I followed the Teribus link and saw the bellydance videos they have on their site - Man, I didn't know they were at TribOriginal this year! I didn't get to attend, but I'm already signed up for next year. I really need to meet them methinks!

  2. Isn't interesting what a "tapestry" life can help us weave. People and places inter-twining and coming back-round again! I love my friends. And the beans...

  3. Hi... Thanks for mentioning my tapestry diary! And the piece you have underway looks lovely.

  4. I enjoyed the video clip - easily as good as Old Blind Dogs. Nice studio! Oops - just saw the comment about belly dancing clips - gotta go back~

  5. Hi Sharon! Thanks for dropping by. Yup, as good as OBD and just as much fun in a live show. What did you think of the bellydancing?

  6. Since you don't have an email addy, I'll answer you here. My daughter is a belly dance instructor at the community college and also part of a troop. She had taken bagpipe lessons when she was still in high school. I sent her the link because I knew she would love it. She did!


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