Friday, July 27, 2012

end of july

I can't believe how the summer is flying by.  In a month and a half, I will be in Sweden.  I've got my itinerary nailed down, as well as accomodations, and am now working on contacting the places I would like to visit for researching.  My Swedish textile oddyssey will take me to seven or eight towns and cities across Sweden, ending on the island of Gotland where I will give a public lecture to the Brucebo Foundation about my research....it's starting to feel very real and I am so excited about this incredible adventure.

Working full-time, planning my trip to Sweden and working on the school house hasn't left a lot of time for weaving. But, I have had a chance to sew a baby blanket out of handwoven cloth I wove at the Weaver's Guild studio (in the spring) and red cotton flannel.  It will be for a friend who is about to have her first baby.




A couple of weeks ago, I bought a hammock on-line.  A wide, woven, cotton hammock for the school house.  Even if there is still so much work to do, I can always take a break from it all, lay in my hammock and look up at the poplars....