Fall is coming

Fall on the loom

Fall on the loom

Fall color abounds

I decided to weave using mostly fall colors, but now I’m wondering, “What was I thinking?” Notice all those little pieces of yarn hanging around? Normally, I would needle-weave these in while it’s on the loom. There are millions of these little guys. It would take longer to weave them in than it took to weave this. Also, normally, I weave right side up, but I’m going to make an exception here. I had also thought to hang this vertically, thus using my usual method of hanging with a board and Velcro. That can’t happen with all those bits of yarn hanging around on the back. So, I guess I’ll have to build a frame, wrap canvas around it, and stitch this to the canvas with invisible stitches. Drat! says the lazy me.

Fall at the store

Fall at the store

And then there are lines

I was captured by this display as I left the grocery store. Love the colors of all these squashes, and others that are not in the image. Some of the colors are beautiful, even if they’re warty–lots of different shades of green and orange.

Ceiling/roof at my bank

Ceiling/roof at my bank

Had to visit my credit union last week, and I just had to get a pic of the clouds through this structural ceiling. I’ve always loved it, ever since they rebuilt after a tornado many years ago. My phone doesn’t do the whole roof/ceiling justice. Don’t you love the black lines against the blue of the sky and the soft white of the clouds?

September by Kathy Spoering

September by Kathy Spoering

Calendars

Since there seems to be a theme of fall here, I’ll move on to calendars. Have you seen Kathy Spoering’s calendar tapestries? She has put these tapestries into a calendar, which can be purchased from her Etsy store.  She started this series with her Four Seasons tapestries in 2003 and continued on to weave a tapestry for each month. I got mine last week! Isn’t it great! There are so many things that I have no desire to do weaving-wise–multi-shaft pattern weaving, pictorial tapestries–but I so admire the skill of the artist and the beauty of the finished work. Just like there are paintings that I would never choose to hang, but I admire the skill of the artist and the creativity in the work.

I seem to be giving myself birthday presents this year. Of course, the best one of all is that I get to wait at the auto shop to get lots of high-mileage preventative things done to my car–NOT! Would rather have scheduled this for a time other than my birthday, but other days were full. Oh, well….

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