Slowly and surely

In graduate school several lessons stuck with me, especially the ones pertaining to my future job in Child Welfare Services. There are a couple little things that really stuck with me, hence the title of this blog entry. One was to try and use “and” rather than “but” whenever possible. Why, you may ask. And offers a sense of inclusion verses but which can be negative. I practiced this in my job and have tried to carry it forward in all aspects of my life. I believe it makes a difference, small but significant.

Well, it’s been a while since I wrote. I spend my time working on various projects for marketing, fundraising and advertising Weavolution. Spare time is now sucked up trying to get more exercise on our new Wii Fit game and, of course, a few stolen minutes for weaving. Actually, I spend more time reading about weaving than actually doing it. I wish my studio and office could be in the same room, the studio is too big, thank goodness, and must be in the basement.

I took a few pictures of the finished log cabin design scarf, not sure if they worked but it’s worth a try. Take a look. From here, it’s on to a rayon sample using a 20/3 rayon which is as thin as a 60/2 silk. I’m practicing for the silk and testing various twill patterns to see what looks best. I don’t want to mess this one up so I thought I would see how threading goes. It may be too difficult given my level of visual impairment (I am legally blind in the only eye I have. No peripheral vision at all, just central vision). If I don’t give it a try, I won’t know.

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