Saturday, March 22, 2014

23/31 Progress and Learning - Weaving Update

        It's been a pleasure to write for this challenge. I'm reading as many posts as I can, and enjoy the creativity and uniqueness of each. Thank you everyone for sticking to it, for your dedication! You can find all the slicers at Day Twenty-Three for the Two Writing Teachers, Slice of Life Challenge.

     Things I've learned this week about weaving, and that I already know about life:

  •         Yarn gets tangled; so does life, even during one day. (Oh, what a tangled web we weave...)
  •          Yarn that is all wrapped up in the skein becomes a different color and texture when it is unwrapped. (Don't judge a book by its cover.)
  •          Plans imagined aren't always the ones that end up being completed.  (Go with the flow...)
  •          Looking ahead doesn't work as well as focusing on the moment. (Life is available only in the present moment.-Thich Nhat Hanh) 
  •           It's a good idea to have everything needed before one starts. (Look before you leap.)


          You can no longer see "all" the grass because the loom allows the weaving to be rolled at the bottom bar in order to free the warp (the vertical strings) for further weaving. This week I began a hill on the left, and am trying to include some flowers too. Those are in the strip in the top middle and out. So far, lots of fun!
Have a terrific week everyone!


19 comments:

  1. I now MUST TAKE the loom away from my daughter who has never used it! I MUST try this!

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  2. Yarn gets tangled. I like how you weaved the yarn and life lessons. I wonder what music is playing (on a radio or in your head) when you create the grass, hills and flowers.
    P.S. Check your link on TWT, it didn't work for me.

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  3. I love watching this project unfold! And I love the life lessons you have connected. Especially the Thich Nhat Hanh quote! Thanks!

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  4. I can't wait to see the end product! "Go with the flow"-- I don't think I could be a teacher and not practice that. Flexibility at work and in hobbies! Happy weaving!

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  5. I find myself looking forward to your Sunday posts about your weaving. I love today's post about the lessons learned through this project. I can't wait to see the finished product. It looks like you are having fun.

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  6. Look at your progress! Wow! Love your little life lessons through weaving.

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  7. Love your "life lessons" from weaving and am very impressed with your progress! Keep it up!

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  8. "Yarn gets tangled".....I had to write that line in my quote book. Your progress is incredible but the reflection on life - that I guess is fueled by weaving - is pretty incredible too!

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  9. I love the analogies. I will share with my mom who is a knitter. Your work, both in writing and on the loom is beautiful. Thanks for such a genuine piece!

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  10. Beautiful, Linda! Both the weaving and the slice. I love this line: "Looking ahead doesn't work as well as focusing on the moment. (Life is available only in the present moment.-Thich Nhat Hanh)" and will try harder to remember it in my daily life.

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  11. This is coming along beautifully, Linda. Love this quote, especially for today: Plans imagined aren't always the ones that end up being completed. (Go with the flow...). Hope the snow has stopped, and that yo have a wonderful week (although, I suspect a part of you would love to be in Paris right now!:).

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  12. Me too! I can hardly wait to see the finished project! Have you read Knit Together: Discover God's Pattern for Your Life by Debbie Macomber? http://www.amazon.com/Knit-Together-Discover-Gods-Pattern/dp/0446580872/ref=pd_sim_b_14?ie=UTF8&refRID=1NGJYCYQWAGPVVFTK023 It's about knitting but a good story of how yarn relates to our lives.

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  13. What a project you have taken on! This is coming along wonderfully! Interesting that yarn changes color and texture once it is out of the skein. I love your snippets inserted as life lessons, not just weaving lessons.

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  14. What a beautiful connection between weaving and life. Life does get all tangled up but in the end it usually turns our well - just like weaving is. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  15. It looks like you've made a lot of progress! I love the life lessons you've gleaned from your weaving.

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  16. Your project is coming right along and it's turning out beautifully. I like how you've related life's lessons to your weaving.

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  17. You have WAY more patience and perseverance than I think I ever would for weaving, but I love the connections you have made between weaving and life. I can't wait to see the final product.

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  18. Thanks everyone for commenting. I took time away from replying to you today so I could comment on a colleague's student's slices, too. I always appreciate what you have to say, and always wish we could just sit down for a cup of tea, a glass of wine & have a real conversation! Cheers for a great week coming up, the countdown to the end!

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Having a conversation is a good thing!