Monday, February 15, 2010

Life is what happens...


We will be leaving home in the morning for about a week on an unexpected family trip. As I have not been getting the duck tapestry done as quickly as I'd hoped, and as the deadline to get it to the exhibit is coming up very soon, and also as we're really not sure how long we'll need to be gone, I have realized I may need to accept the possibility that I may not get the tapestry done in time. I may need to pull it from the exhibit. I had thought about packing it up and taking it along, as I am sure there will be quite a bit of time there when I will want busy hands. But I don't think I could take the pipe loom in my carry-on, and, frankly, I'm a bit concerned about how it would be treated even in a checked bag. So I'll probably just take some knitting and a book. And, of course, my sketchbook.

The photo above is a shot I just took of the corner of my desk. I liked the way the light was hitting it. I have been wanting to paint some interiors. Maybe, when I can get to it, I will paint it.

I'll let you know when we are back, and when I have some progress to report on the duck. Perhaps, if I weave like a fiend when I get home, I may get it done in the nick of time even yet!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I hope your trip goes well. Unexpected doesn't sound too good. I just had a thought about the loom. I've seen many take a musical instrument on as their carry on - may be you could package the loom as your carry on. I've seen them often put the special case in with the business class coats. Wouldn't it be nice if it folded in half? Maybe I need to work on designing that....

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Kathy,
Hope all's well for the trip. Why not ship the loom to your destination via USPS or UPS, especially if you're leaving tomorrow... just a thought. You'd have it there about the time you arrive; ship it back, then, when you leave.
Tommye

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OzWeaver said...

The duck is looking wonderful! Sometimes life does get in the way of our expectations, but I hope you will find that it was for a purpose. The tapestry, whether you take it with you or not, will be finished when it is meant to be finished. Perhaps that is a bit too Zen, but I do find it is often true.

I'll be thinking of you...