ARGH! Why can’t blog servers leave well enough alone? I was just getting comfortable with the WordPress format. But now? I hardly recognize the posting pages. I’ve been resisting using Flickr or any other photo places. Why should I upload pictures to Flickr, then turn around and “reload” them onto the blog when I could simply load straight to the blog. And now this format isn’t recognizing the pictures that I earlier prepared for this post. sigh. I suppose I’ll have to give in, I need to put them in Flickr sometime if I want to really get into Revelry.
Yes, I finally signed up on Ravelry last month. The invitation came in July! Fiberjoy’s the id. I’ve done a bit of exploring but haven’t had time to get very far.
Our taxes are almost done, only the state section left to do. That’s on tomorrow’s list. As is packing and mailing a dozen+ orders, posting a few new spindle pictures on our website, then editing and uploading to youtube a video I took today of Ed turning small knitting needles.
Two weeks ago I resolved to set Wednesday’s aside for weaving, sadly it’s not happened. Stay tuned to see if there’s any new development in that area. I’ve been debating about attending a Jason Collingwood workshop at Fiber in the Forest in mid-May. I’ve watched his video on shaft-switching and spent several hours with a person who has woven many fine rugs using a shaft-switching technique that he developed. All the half-heddles are made and in place and I’ve designed a pattern for a small rug.
The timing of Aurora’s trial caused our family to miss the memorial service for a close cousin who was more like a grandfather to our kids. It was sad to miss the gathering of relatives from Canada, California, Arizona, and Minnesota. Honestly, I’m not sure if we’ll see the MN cousins again in Oregon as they mostly came to visit Don. Cousin Don was the last of the direct ties to the Minnesota people. We have been removed by years, miles, and differences in ages. There is one living brother left of my dad’s six siblings. He will be 98 this year. My sister, who attended the memorial service – as did my brother from Arizona, had a lovely time with the MN cousins who informed her that Uncle Elmer and his wife had to be moved to an assisted living place this past year. Apparently their little house on the old homeplace farm had finally gotten to much for them.
I’m having a family gathering this Sunday with our kids, Don’s wife, Z, his oldest daughter, D and hopefully a niece and her husband whom we haven’t seen in a couple of years. It’ll be good to have an afternoon of catching up on each other’s lives.
The cold weather has continued but the weatherman says it’s about to change. Saturday is to be sunny and warm! Maybe I’ll finally get the yard mowed.