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I am a professional crafts person, working in clay and fibre, not necessarily at the same time. I am a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Craving a Fibre Fix, and I Don't Mean Muffins...

All I want to do is weave. I don't care about the war between Sparta and Athens. I am fast losing interest in the various idiosynchracies of Early Modern European kings. I am not particularly thrilled with the pragmatic philosophy of early 20th century America. and quite frankl;y have too much to say about NAFTA to even start worrying about at this point.
Can't complain much about my Roman Classics, cause I get to weave, ( after I build the damned loom) and My fine arts project is way to cool for words.
So two out of six ain't bad.
But I really just want to weave.
And sew something cool.
So I bought a pattern today. It is really quite cute. A bag for missy I to carry the dog in. Yeah I know, I coulda drafted a pattern, but why f around when someone else has already done it. I will probably morph the damned thing beyond all recognition anyway.
If I ever get Five spare Minutes to sew.
The boy child is not feeling so hot tonight so I may get to stay home tomorrow...
Three hours of sparta versus Athens, small healthy lunch, then three hours of sewing time sounds fair to me...
Lord knows I can't really spare the time to warp a loom, and actually weave something in that time.
Sigh, need a fibre fix bad.
Maybe I'll pull a jackie a dye something to get that instant hit of satisfaction!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Wise Words to Live By

  "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the   other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
" WOO HOO – What a Ride!"

When in Rome

When in Rome…

Yes well, I am not really in Rome. But am buried deep into Classics 1413, Rome during Classical times. Lovin it, lovin it lovin it. My professor has decided we can do a project, and short write up in lieu of an essay. I love it. I get to MAKE something odd and obsolete, with a built in F***k off factor of approximately 1 billion.
Oh and I get to do double duty and appear at my local SCA shire spring Schola and blow the rest of the ninnies sideways. Not that I disrespect any of them in any way. But I am a little sick of a few snarks who think they know it all from Genesis on.
So my project is a reproduction Roman warp weighted loom. I am building it myself, and making the clay weights myself, weaving the header on cards in a lozenge or broken twill pattern. Joe poet and I visited the local Home Hardware yesterday. Lumber is ordered and project is underway.
Jackie kindly donated some lovely fine merino that will become the header band, and Joe has kindly taken on the role of Chief photographer for the project. Kate the Oddball, is moral support in the wings. Oh - and she owns the cards that the header will be woven on. Posts will be short and sweet over the next few weeks but will keep y’all updated on the progress.
Sorry it is not exactly knitting, but hey at least there is yarn, and yarn snobbery involved.
Cheers all, and happy knitting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Well Katie tagged me

Well Katie tagged me…then claimed I was stuck in Ancient Greece and wouldn’t respond. Hah this is way more fun than Thucydides. So here it is gals, the fab four quiz/easy-peasy blog fodder for the girl with no knittin’ goin’ on

Four jobs I have had in my life.

  1. Waitress/shooter girl at a crazy fun pub in Montreal. Met some wonderful people, had some laughs, and played a crapload of pool. Made friends there that are friends for life.

  2. Fundraiser/Resource Librarian for a provincial AIDS organization. I loved every part of this job.

  3. Chief Curator at our local Museum. Loved/hated this job. We won’t get into that.

  4. Nanny

Four movies I could watch over and over

  1. The Importance of Being Earnest (both versions)

  2. The Italian Job/Oceans Eleven tie for second place, tried hard to choose, but couldn’t.

  3. Sweet Home Alabama

  4. Ten Things I Hate About You

Four Places I would love to visit

  1. Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland

  2. Africa

  3. Newfoundland

  4. Morocco

Four Places I have lived

  1. Fredericton New Brunswick

  2. Windsor Ontario

  3. Waterborough New Brunswick

  4. Montreal Quebec

Four TV shows I love(d) to watch

  1. Crossing Jordan

  2. Black Adder

  3. Friends

  4. Law and Order

Four websites I visit daily

  1. University of New Brunswick

  1. arseblog

  2. Dysfunktional Knitter

  3. Oddballknittery

Four places I have been on Vacation

  1. Slippery Rock Pennsylvania

  2. Burlington, and Stowe Vermont

  3. Eastern Townships of Quebec

  4. Southern Maine

Four things on the floor/ trunk of your car

Well I don’t actually have a car. So this is not a good question for me. I am instead going to name four things in the bottom of my backpack.

  1. Translation of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian Wars

  2. Half a pack of sugar free gum

  3. Three liquor store receipts ( priority for reading the aforementioned book)

  4. labello lip balm.

Four friends????
Can’t tag no one cause all my friends are taken. I could retag Joe, since Jackie’s tag didn’t stick. So yeah, I tag Joe, and Kellie. Wish I could think of another person…