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Friday, February 15, 2019

Snowy, Ice-cycly Wisconsin Winter


Studio pics, working on 8-harness plaited twill.  This is the second warp.  I just couldn't undo the work it took to set up the 8 harness weave so I must play some more with it.  The first warp went well, no problems.  This warp I redid once, then still had a mistake๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ but...fixed it by adding a homemade heddle.  Yay!!  Made my day.

 



Little Bluestem prairie planting getting buried by snow this year.  Love this snowy, blue-cold blanket.





My Reppweave reflected in the mirror, hanging on a brick wall next to a perfectly matched shade of green wall.  Sharing cause I love this picture and everything in it.







Thursday, January 10, 2019

Some Winter, Some Work ** 2019 **


So peaceful and quiet, the rolled bales situated in the field.  A welcome November scene in my eyes.   With an optimistic hope of more to come when winter really sets in.


Christmas Day along the Mississippi River.


Out the window on New Year's Day.  A beautiful snow, softly flocking the trees.  The day turned gloriously sunny and the snow deep enough to x-c ski in.  These are the days that you just have to feast your eyes on and get firmly in your memory.  So magically beautiful.



Some winter weaving.  An 8-harness experiment.


Happy Cat pillows for Christmas.



Two tapestry weaves for Hidden Talent Show at VIVA Gallery.  A chance to try a new technique.







Friday, October 12, 2018

Being Tourists in Italy


Arriving in Venice by boat taxi.  It was a wild ride from the airport.


The water really is blue, I thought it would be more like the Mississippi (!)  A long view of the city.


A boat bus ride.



The city of Venice is made up of islands connected by beautiful bridges.



From the top of the Clock Tower in St. Marks Square.


Campari for your afternoon spritz.  Better than a stained glass window.


Just another square to sit and drink and watch.
What a wondrous place - no cars, take a boat or walk.  We didn't see any biking either.

Hamming it up on a side trip to Bologna, sampling some homemade pasta at a little restaurant.
One of the best pasta places we sampled.

On to Florence


The Douma or Cathedral of St. Maria of the Flowers.  The center of Florence.  What can you say, amazing architecture and decoration.



Ponte Vecchio on the river Arno.  Built in 1218.  Shops and residences along the bridge.


Pizza with the pigeons.


Pantheon


 The dome of St. Peter's Basilica



The Colosseum

On to the sites of Rome, so many ancient ruins, everywhere you look are ancient ruins, built centuries ago.  Humbling, all the life that has been lived in these places that still stand.  


Some Rome night life on the Spanish Steps.


To Eat:  Tiramisu  We shared that, 4 of us, we should have had more!  Sad.



Gelato!  I didn't get enough.


Roasted Artichoke flowers, we didn't get to try these.  They look pretty though.


Favorite place in the Testaccio neighborhood.


Espresso!

Cheers!
Ciao.

  












Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A Week at the Lake 2018


Like glass the first few days after arriving.  So unusual on this big lake.


The classic picture, always picturesque.


The Bluebird with the dahlias next to the side door.  This cabin used to be two cabins, now it's one and we filled it up with 8 people.  ๐Ÿ˜


Ready to eat fish!


Thanks to fisherman Phil, I helped too ๐Ÿ˜€ got lucky this year.


This willow is massive, been there along time, when you go around to the other side there's a big hollow hole you could climb into but still it lives on.  Good thing, it's a landmark tree.


Aidyn chasing the volley ball.


Ava


Entrance to Baby Lida


No one home at this island place this year.  


What about those yellow seats ??!  Cool!


This is also a classic from the lake.  Good morning.  Walk out on the dock and the sun is rising just over there in the east.