Wednesday, March 16, 2005


I could blame it on the weather, my sinuses, my workload, but really I think it's just this time of year. I love winter, but around this time every year I get totally burned out. Spring is coming, but not quite yet.

I kept the cold and sinus headache at bay all last week. Nothing was going to keep me from our weekend at Minnewaska.

Nestled between the trees in front and the cliff to its back, the lodge was an absolute delight. We spent hours sitting, talking, and knitting in the commons room and in our suite. Carolyn wants to live there!

Kim and Kate relax while Carolyn diligently quilts.

Woodstock was really cool. After 35 years I finally got there! I was actually very restrained buying just a few quilting notions and beads, but the time spent at the Woodstock Quilt Supply did much to push me back into quilting. Time to put the quilt frame back up!

By Monday I was down for the count. For once I was thinking ahead and left plans and activities for the students. I slept until 11:30 Monday morning, scaring the whole family. So out of character.

Today I forayed into the warp-along. I started winding the warp for the color gamp. 10/2 mercerized cotton, 28 ends each of 20 colors, 6 yards long. I'll sett for plain weave first and do 4 napkins, then resley for twill and do 4 more.

I thought I had the colors arranged the way I wanted, but when the bright blue came up next to the soft violet I knew that wouldn't do. The old ROYGBIV didn't work either. You can't really tell from this picture but it starts with two shades each of red, red purple, purple, then blue purple. But the lighter blue purple looks more like a pale violet and just didn't look good next to the brighter blue. I had been winding for more than an hour, so I took the blue off and I'll reflect on this until tomorrow night.


  1. You are one step ahead of me. I do plan to warp tonight, if I can only figure out what structure I want to use (now I'm leaning toward waffle weave)

  2. carol3:15 AM

    I felt like that when we went to Woodstock last autumn! Lovely place. Did you hit the bead store? I found it by chance, and nearly bought the place out, he makes the coolest focal beads. Glad you had a good w/e.

  3. I'm so glad you all had such a wonderful time! It looks like it was the *perfect* week end!