Work in Progress–Thoughts

February 5th, 2020

Horizontals Complete

Thoughts


Milkweed

February 5th, 2020

Milkweed Seeds

Milkweed Silk and Seeds

Milkweed With Yellow Aphid

Milkweed Open Pod

Milkweed Open Pod

Milkweed Open Pod

Milkweed Open Pod


Could this be good news?

Pismo Beach’s Monarch Butterfly Numbers Doubled This Winter

Work in Progress–Thoughts

February 2nd, 2020

Thoughts is now bound together. Started adding jute twine for warp.

Thoughts Together

Also decided to fill the horizontals. Decided to first add horizontals, then they can be locked in with the vertical warp and crosses at the block joints.

Thoughts Intersections

Considered using jute-wrapped rope for border.

Thoughts Wrapped Border

Decided to use jute rope for two reasons–I like the twist of the rope, and it will be less work and stress on my hand.

Thoughts Rope Border


When I am working with yarn and twine, I always wrap my hands with waterproof medical tape. The areas that seem to get ripped up and sliced the most are the joints of fingers.

After months of illness, last year I was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease. It is important for me to protect my lungs from further damage. I tried using a medical mask, but it didn’t fit properly. It kept poking me in the eye. I taped the corners to prevent poking, but the mask was still uncomfortable.

Mask With Tape

Then used an inexpensive dust mask for most of my working session. It was okay, but still did not fit quite right.
It is better to use a mask that has two elastic bands or a respirator. I have a great two cartridge respirator that fits well, but is heavy and bulky while looking down for my stitchwork.
Thin Dust Mask

I stopped by Harbour Freight to pick up a better dust mask. They were sold out because of the Coronavirus scare. Then stopped by Home Depot. First looked in the building section, the area with concrete. Found a package of masks. They weren’t what I really wanted, but better than the other two I used yesterday. I found empty shelves in the paint section where masks should have been. There was a sign that stated there was a limit 10 per customer.

Are people being over cautious purchasing mask to possibly protect them from a virus in China?

There have been seven confirmed cases in California.

The best place to acquire correct information is the CDC website.

CDC 2019-nCoV Update

From the CDC site–

2019-nCoV is a betacoronavirus, like MERS and SARs, all of which have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir.

Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by 2019-nCov in Wuhan, China had some link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread.


Work in Progress–Thoughts

January 30th, 2020

2020 Goal

Complete all work in progress.

Completed stitching together Thoughts piece. Today I will be adding cream wool stitching around entire piece.

Thoughts

Read a couple of weaving books over the holidays and liked the idea of warp threads used to hang woven pieces.

Planning to twine jute twine vertically through the hardware cloth. Yes, I meant to use the word twine twice. Currently thinking attaching the jute warp threads to a thin metal rod. I like the visual of a couple of nail heads holding the lot on the wall.

Jute

Thoughts

Also will add a piece of jute-wrapped rope for the border. Should help to integrate the materials and nicely finish the piece.

This is the border on See a Penny.

Border See a Penny

Previous Posts on Thoughts Piece

Thoughts in Progress, Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Thoughts in Progress, Thursday, May 16th, 2019

More wallpieces to complete.

Work in Progress

Also have a stash of small 3-D work in progress that needs to be realized.


Weaving on a Little Loom by Fiona Daly

Weaving Within Reach by Anne Weil


In the post I use the words twine and twice. The words look similar. Not just because they start and finish with the same letters, but because the figure-ground is nearly identical. I authored a CD, Appearances can be Deceiving that focuses on figure-ground relationships in a variety of customizable settings.
The CD is available for purchase through Learning Fundamentals.

Red Potato Eyes

January 16th, 2020

Red Potato Eyes

Red Potato Eyes


Aphids on Milkweed

January 14th, 2020

Aphids Yellow

Aphids Yellow

Aphids Yellow


Trapped Cactus Today

January 5th, 2020

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus


Christmas Ornaments and More

January 5th, 2020

Santa

German Blown Glass Ornament

Pincone

German Blown Glass Ornament

Rabbit

German Blown Glass Ornament

Rabbit

German Blown Glass Ornament with Star Wire Hanger

Enamel Rabbit Ornament

Enamel Bunny Ornament

Enamel Rabbit Ornament

Vintage Family Ornament

Vintage Family Ornament from the 50s

Favorite Drugstore Ornament

Favorite Drugstore Find

Carved Rabbit Ornament

Carved, Up All Year Ornament

Carved Rabbit in Spice Rack

Carved Rabbit in Kitchen Spice Rack

Carved Rabbit Ornament

Carved Mate, Up All Year Ornament

Carved Rabbit in Spice Rack

Carved Rabbit in Kitchen Spice Rack

Lantern

Lantern Christmas Gift Decorated by My Niece, Nephew, and Their Dad

Ornaments in Freezer


Cymbidium in Bloom

January 2nd, 2020

Cymbidium

I have two Cymbidium plants in large pots on the back garden deck. Even though the temperature can drop to the high 30º, the Cymbidium begin blooming every January.

Cymbidium


Happy New Year from Shell Beach

January 1st, 2020

It was a beautiful day at the beach…

Beach

until the rogue wave got me!

After Rogue Wave

John was in the moment and missed the shot.

The wave was so powerful, I thought it was going to topple me over.
Had to empty my boots three times!



Dangerous Waves Persist Along Central Coast Beaches

The high surf persists along the Central Coast, where the advisory issued Tuesday has evolved into a warning.

Breaking waves are expected to be 15 to 20 feet tall and swimming is considered dangerous. The risk of drowning is exceptionally high due to the strong rip current.



I checked the tide app and read the tide report.

How did I not read about this before visiting the beach???