Sunday, February 11, 2007

Isn’t it amazing?

People we have never seen, never touched, become so close because if the Internet. This is a marvelous way to meet people and get to know many different cultures in the world.

Many people who have withdrawn from the world and cut themselves off from society, except those of their choosing, call the Internet a tool of the devil!

How can something be evil when it is used for good? Yes, the internet CAN be used for evil – take the child pornographers that run so rampant over the Net. But they would do the same without the internet. The Internet s just a tool to be used for good or evil.

And I have found it used for good, on the whole. I have found friends from all over the world that have become close to me. My life would be less if I didn’t have these friends to talk to. Some I just exchange emails or comments on blogs. Some I type-talk with on MSN or Yahoo Messenger. Some I even talk to on the phone. And some day, if the gods are good, I will see some (or all) of them face to face, hug to hug, hand to hand.

I have had many messages and emails about my sister. I appreciate each and every one and have collected them in my heart. It is so good to know that we are not alone, that we share love and concern with each other over this great tool we have called the Internet.

Thank you for being my friends!

On another note, today was a marvelous day! It got up to 23º and there was not a BREATH of wind in the air! The trees were not only frosty, they were covered with hoar frost – that heavy, hairy frost that looks so pretty. The visibility was less than a mile – about half a mile most times. It was so damp it was hard to tell if frost was falling or it was snowing.

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My favorite tree, covered in frost

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Lucky admiring the frosty Dogwood

And on another note, again, I am finally finished with my studio curtains. These are some that I started at Historic Murphy’s Landing. One of my ‘jobs’ was to plan, design and dress the 150 year old Swedish loom with some kind of project. Because it took me over a week to get the loom dressed, I normally planned projects that would last a long time. My last project was curtains – blue and yellow with a thread of red - the Swedish colors. It was a modified basket weave - the red made the modification. When I was ready to leave, I had only woven half the warp (I had planned on 8 curtains, all 6 feet long for the windows at the Harms (my “home”). I took the half that was woven and donated the second half of the warp to the Landing (although I don’t think anyone has woven it in the 1 ½ years that I’ve been gone). I didn’t know what to do with the curtain material until this last fall when Norm said he thought they should go in the studio window (facing west). This weekend was the time to get them hemmed and hung. And now they are DONE!!!

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Need to be pressed, but here they are, hanging!

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From the other side of a messy studio

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Close up of the modified basket weave

It was a beautiful day today – you have a beautiful day!

4 comments:

Renee said...

Your curtains are wonderful!! You could never find curtains like yours at the store. How many hours did it take you to make them?

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Blessings to you,

Renee

happyowl said...

I am so glad that I found you over the net. I truly enjoy learning everything you offer to teach and I love the giggles we get when we are on the phone!

Your curtains are BEAUTIFUL. What a lot of work but so worth it. The fit perfect in the studio.

Glad that there was no wind for you. Hope today is the same.

Brightest blessings

Heb

Laurie said...

Wow, nice! Being a weaver myself, I know not to ask the "how long" question - LOL! I tried weaving my own lace block curtains once and they were a disaster. Maybe I'll try again one day.

Teresa said...

Amazing pictures of the outdoors! I love the one of the two trees. I love hearing about other's weather. Here it has been kind of gray and drizzly (welcome to Oregon!) but not at all cold, daytimes up to 50-55. I love Oregon!