Well, not exactly idle, but it feels like it: I spent this morning studying doubleweave, then, when my head started spinning, moved on to doing another set of dye samples, and since then have been puttering around, cleaning up my studio, organizing my samples, cooking a batch of homemade baked beans, doing the laundry, and generally catching up on all the little things that I hadn’t been able to get to in the last four months. While I work excellently under pressure and actually enjoy a race to the finish, it’s also pleasant to be able to laze about and do whatever I feel like doing, rather than spend every waking moment working intensively on a project.
And it’s a good thing that I’m enjoying my idleness, because I’m stymied on a couple of fronts. It will take me several more days of study before I really understand doubleweave and how to design it. So it’s not really a good idea to set up the AVL just yet. With the dyes, I’m waiting for the vials to arrive so I can swap around my dyeing setup – they’re scheduled to arrive tomorrow. So then naturally I thought of the tapestry sample for the COE – but it turns out I don’t really have enough tapestry yarn to start work on the sample. I thought of dyeing yarns, but because my new skeinwinder has not yet arrived, I can’t wind skeins to dye either. (Well, I could use a niddy-noddy…but it would be slow, and annoying.)
Well, darn….you know, I’m stuck on so many things, I might just have to RELAX!! 🙂
Meanwhile, the wedding invitations have arrived, so I have gone through my address list (checking it twice) and am just about ready to start hand-addressing the envelopes. I am also contemplating the minefield of childcare: we don’t want any small-child-induced disruptions at the wedding (which will likely be a pretty quiet affair), but would like to accommodate guests who are traveling for the weekend and bringing their children along. I think our compromise position will be to provide nanny service at one of the hotels for anyone who has brought their kids along, and keep the ceremony and reception adults-only. But I need to settle the details before I can put information on the inserts.
And, good news: I got an email back from the curator at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. While the actual decision is made by committee, she thinks the museum may be interested in the dress! So I will be sending photos etc. to her later this week. More excitement!