Sunday, 26 April 2009

Pictureless update...

Hello everyone,

I apologize for the extended silence, but this dial up has me very frustrated. The good news is that I am currently in the process of relocating to Saskatoon, which will mean high speed internet goodness. I will make a picture post as soon as we get all hooked up.

This means that I will soon be able to more regularly visit my fellow blogger's pages as well! :)

Lots has happened since I last posted. We lost Murphy Brown to the elements, the poor thing. We thought he looked pretty fluffy and healthy bounding around in the fields all summer with his mum, but alas when we found he had succumbed during the first really bad cold snap, we discovered he was a fair bit underweight. He just didn't get a fair enough start on Honey's milk. RIP Murphy Brown. I gave him a haircut, and am planning to do something very special with his 4 1/2 inch fibre. I'd like to spin up a lace weight and knit a little scarf.

Also we lost Chantal, one of the older females that had been given to us. we don't really know what was the cause but apparently they don't often show when they are ill, and once they go down it is often too late for any intervention. Anyways, I hope she didn't suffer too much in the night before she passed. RIP Chantal.

I am currently 7 1/2 months preggers, and expecting a wee addition to the family as of June sixth. We don't know if it is a boy or a girl. It's all about the surprise! At any rate the baby is probably already used to the rythms of weaving, as I have completed two tapestry projects during the latter half of the pregnancy, and I found that babe likes to squirm around a lot when I have that frame loom nestled in my lap and am beating gently at the threads with my finger nails (which are hard as rocks and long enough to be very useful for beating threads!)

The two tapestries were for two separate shows through the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery. The first one was accepted in the Flatland Fibre "Off the Wall" show, and will be on display at the SCC Gallery in May. The second one was submitted for the annual "Dimensions" touring exhibition, which is a pretty big show, and I knew it would be a hard one to get into. Also, because I was in the middle of a move and frantically trying to kill all birds with one little stone while 7 months pregnant, I just didn't give the framing as much attention as it deserved, and in the end, being pressed for time, submitted a very pretty tapestry with a very sub-par frame. I was not accepted. My inner perfectionist is stomping her feet and spitting "I told you so's". But the tapestry is well done, and I was pleased with it otherwise, so back to the drawing board for framing, and I hope to make it better and submit it for the Chapel Gallery member's show of current works in August, so it's not a loss by a long shot. Besides, I learned a lot. :)

My first high speed picture post will be showing off these two latest creations. I promise!

I'm very excited about my move to Saskatoon. I have already joined the Weaver's guild there!

More from HeartsOnFibre soon!