Sunday, September 30, 2018


Did some more weaving on the Tempestry piece:

It's up to date as of Wednesday 9/26... I've woven more since.

I'll be getting more inlay looms (like the one above), and will also have shed sticks again in a couple of days.


The vegan butter cauliflower that I mentioned the other day was pretty good! I don't usually take pictures of food, maybe I should start...

I also found a seitan burger recipe that was pretty good... Here's the link...
I've also found a way to keep better track of what I eat via Dr Greger's Daily Dozen checklist app. You can find it here

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New stuff in the shop!

I recently got some new looms & tools from another woodworker, Jeff Johnson...

arched looms, needles, and weaving forks:

raised inlay loom:

They are fun to use! I'm doing an experiment with wedge weave on one (I finished the first one that I showed on another blog entry), and started another. On one of the smaller raised inlay card looms, I'm doing an experimental "Tempestry" tapestry... it's a way to record the temperature each day by color, and if it's a rainy day, something we've had a lot of lately, I'll put a strand of blue in between the 2 of that day's stripe... each stripe is 2 passes (or one sequence)...

There's more on it now. I may have to look for my maroon yarn because I think today's high went over 95!

C'mon over to the shop,

More progress on the Beekeeper's cardigan... no new photos yet, but there's about 2 or 3 more inches since the last time I shared a photo.


I've been finding some fun vegan/plant based pages. Sam Turnbull of It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken website has several good recipes.  I've made her stretchy gooey melty mozzarella a few times. I'm about to try her vegan butter cauliflower.  I'll report back!

Her YouTube page is fun too!

I've also been playing with Dr. Gregers Daily Dozen Checklist here (You can get the app on iTunes or Google Play)... it helps me keep track of different foods I need to eat...