Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 coming to an end

Sooo glad that this year is coming to an end through one thing and another. And looking forward very much to a new year.
My Internet connection is working well again. What a relieve. I can now watch the video of the class I missed last Wednesday.

Have not thought about weaving these last few months but as the year is coming to a close I find that I'm beginning to get the urge to get a warp made sooner rather than later.
My 4 shaft table loom is still warped with my granddaughter's scarf. Although she is capable of weaving on it she is not able to stay concentrated for very long. I've been helping her a bit this week and most likely will finish it for her as I do not want her to get an aversion to weaving. When she is a little older she might get back to it. At 4 it is probably asked to much. It was really sett up for her 6 year old brother who did manage to finish a scarf by himself this Summer.
This next week I will have my grandson here after having had his sister here this last week (what a lovely time we have had together). After next week my intention is to get a warp made for the Magic Dobby. I have several options for a warp, so I have this coming week to decide what it will be.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Lately my Internet connection is so slow. I changed to fibre optic 2 months ago and that was fine but the last few weeks it has become so slow that it is no joy at all to use the computer just now. Friday I'm having a re-installation and I hope all problems will be solved.
Skype is useless too so no talking to grandchildren or, like now, having granddaughter staying here, she is unable to Skype with her parents. But hopefully that will be back to normal too after the re-installation.
It's like the old dial up connection at the moment.
It is making me realise how computer depended we have become.

Very frustrating as I had enrolled for Alice Schlein's class Triple Play at Weavolution, using Repper, Photoshop (Elements) and a weaving program (in my case PCW). But the connection was so slow that I never was able to connect to the class.

Almost the end of another year and it will soon be my 3rd blog anniversary. Very little weaving done these last months so I've had very little to report on that side. Just no inspiration whatsoever.
Closing this year will be a big help to get over this and start afresh and getting the creative juices flowing again.

Family time

Christmas has been and gone. Hopefully it has been a good time for everyone.
Last year I was to ill with flue to realise it was Christmas, so this time around I was painfully aware that Christmas is not like old times with several family members sadly missing.
But we were all together and it was happy time.
I now have my granddaughter staying with me until Saturday. Than my grandson will be coming to stay with me.A good way to get through these days. Such a joy to have them around.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
This decoration was given to me many years ago by Yolande, who made it herself. Every year it comes out of it's box and gets pride place on the inside front door.