Saturday, September 08, 2012

Moving On

Wednesday night was the first meeting of the Reno Fiber Guild for this new year and my first time to conduct a meeting as president. I think we all survived. Beryl brought my towels from the Nevada County Fair and it was my first time to see the judge's comments. One got 5 out of 5 for finishing, the other got 3. One got 19 out of 25 for weave technique, the other got 20. Fickle. That's okay. It's the first time I've have the confidence to enter into the weaving category and the right one was my Yuba River colorway that I entered into the "Inspired by Nevada County" category. She said "Color interpretation appropriate and very nice." I sat near the display table for my four-hour demonstration commitment on Thursday and heard people like my work. It was pretty intoxicating.

So this is how my new Sea Glass colorway is shaping up - first towel. I was worried about the cobalt blue but I think it's not going to be too crazy. I'm following a color inspiration I found through Google images. When I looked again tonight, I was surprised to find that one of the images was my Sea Glass towels.
I thought you'd appreciate our lawn mowers. We've gone green when it comes to keeping the grass growth down. They fertilizer as they eat. They are so confident of themselves, inside the fence and protected from coyotes

And then there's Buster, speaking of coyotes. He tangled with them last Wednesday on his morning walk with Ian. He chased one right up the mountain, and then came racing down with said coyote on his heels and with two others waiting on the road. Ian scared off the coyotes but Buster is minus a part of his foot after said rondevous.

I took him to the vet Thursday. He had gotten into red ants the day before so we didn't realize at first that he'd suffered such a severe injury. I drove home just before our first Gathering arrivals. It's hard to heal a Heeler. It's a work in progress.

I have no photos because I was lame but I had a fabulous day today with spinners on a retreat in the Eastern Sierras. Kicking self - I was enjoying the time and have been to that park so many times, the camera didn't get used. It was such a great afternoon and all the images are in my head. Trust me - it was awesome.



7 comments:

Hilary said...

I love your towels, and it makes me anxious for the day I can start weaving again.

re'New said...

Glad the coyotes didn't do too much more damage! Those heelers are tough cookies :) Still love those towels, I want to try some someday when I'm done with some of my other projects. Saying that, I'll probably never get that far, LOL.

Cindie Kitchin said...

Scary coyote encounter - hope Buster's foot heals quickly. I usually only hear the coyotes on the property at night but a few times they've been right outside the house during the day, it doesn't please me at all with Bailey.

danielle said...

Poor Buster! What a brave dog! I love your seaglass towel - I think that cobalt is the perfect contrast in the other colors - and looks like sea glass blue! Is that a llama or alpace on the other side of the fence? Never thought of rabbits as being lawn mowers....

Laura said...

A single coyote will lure a dog away and then the pack will jump them. It's a good thing Ian scared the other ones away - you would have been minus the whole dog, not just part of his foot! I hope he heals quickly, but I know how hard it is to keep a herding dog down...

It's so fun to eavesdrop on people talking about your work - lots of times, you hear things that no one would ever take the time to say to you personally!

Happy weaving!!

Ingrid said...

The towels are lovely. I'm glad I got to see them up close. It was interesting to observe the judging at the fair. One of my towels got thoroughly critiqued :-( but not undeservedly.

Nina said...

Poor Buster, I hope he gets better quickly. Coyotes are a pain around here at time too.
Love the towels and I love that weave structure. I can't wait to warp up my loom and try it out.