Languishing Looms • Dusty Dimity • Back-Burnered Blog

I feel terrible that my blog has gone unattended for so long.  When I logged on today, there were over 100 spam(s)? to be removed.  It sort of feels like an untended garden. The weeds have taken over and the healthy plants (comments, ideas, images) have languished.


I have some good excuses though . . . and because my weaving has been similarly neglected (no pictures except the little nest of small projects above – so sad) I will innumerate them:  end of school-year frenzy for my youngest son;  oldest daughter bought her first home (apt.) and much moving ensued;  parent’s-in-law sold their home and much moving ensue(s)d; middle son moved out of dorms and into his first apartment . . . and much moving ensued. And I am just beginning what (I hope) will be a nice run as one of the technical editors at Handwoven Magazine . . . much editing ensued.  So, my dimity is dusty, my blog has been back burnered and my looms are languishing.


Small projects 2.

I am really looking forward to some serious project weaving when the dust settles.  I want that dimity off the loom and on the sewing machine.  I have been very inspired by working on other weavers’ projects in Handwoven.  It is a funny experience to be going over and over someone’s sewing instructions and get really itchy sewing fingers. I want to do that!

Book Plate


Check out the great book plates my print-maker son made for me!! I love them so much I can’t stand to paste them in my books. Although my son did assure me that one of the good things about print-making is that he can print more:)

In any case, I am hoping to get back on the loom and have some weaving projects to talk about here and some time to check out what all my weaving buds are doing on their blogs.

  • June 7, 2013

    We’ve missed you; went looking the other day to see if I’d missed a post.
    What a lot of change your family has gone through. Its hard work shifting them.
    How exciting being a Handwoven editor and seeing the magazine first. Enjoy the last of the dimity weaving.

  • June 9, 2013

    Lots of stuff going on with you right now… no wonder the blog got a bit of neglect.

    So far I haven’t dipped into Handwoven because I’ve been on a Vav Magazine binge, but I reckon I’ll get onto Handwoven soon.

    It’s good to see you back 😀

  • June 9, 2013

    Marlene Toerien

    It is really unsettling to have children move out and on with their lives, it is 7 months since my daughter moved out, but I am only now settling down to daily weaving. And I am preparing to accept a big change in my life as my husband is planning are retiring next April.

    Marlene T.

  • June 9, 2013


    It’s good to see you back. Congratulations on the Handwoven gig. It seems like a perfect job for you! I’ve just re-subscribed, as my guild was raving about the last issue. I hope that the coming days give you plenty of “you time”.