Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Sunrise on Morning Snuggle

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Throwing Bird Seed

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Dyed Yarn Cakes

Dying is fun!

I like when the yarn has variation to it.

 

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

niddy-noddy

“How to niddy-noddy,” says Iris, taking apart the device and putting it together.

“How to niddy-noddy,” and I don’t know whether it is a question or a statement.

 

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My previous dye technique involved putting yarn in a pot, dying it,

then spending an extraordinary amount of time untying tangles.

So I* made a niddy-noddy for looping nice hanks.

 

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Nice hanks!

 

 
 

 

*NOTE: Martin made the niddy-noddy. I told him where to cut the PVC & after he cut it he accidentally put it together. It took all of three seconds. But I took it apart & put it together, so I made it, too. Then I suppose because Iris took it apart & put it together, she made it, too.

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Moustache

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Sunday, April 5th, 2015

“Today is my happy birfday.”

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(She had already eaten all the mushrooms and sweet potatoes. There was creme brulee for dessert.)

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Assembly Line Heads

I’m working on making a score of dollies. All their homes have been accounted for in advance. Although I am supposed to be making one per week, I have opted to try the assembly-line method of production. It’s really helpful, because I can refine my technique immediately when I did something I realize I can do better. It’s sort-of like lettering drills that elementary school teachers give their students: practice one thing lots and lots, move on to the next, then string it all together.

 

 

“I’ve got all my heads in a row—”

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—I think that stems from a duck-hunting metaphor, which is rather morbid when one thinks about it.

 

 

“Don’t put all your heads in one basket—”

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— I don’t know if that one’s any better.

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

French-Canadian Migrant Labor

I hired some Quebecois to do yard work.

 

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After doing a bit of digging, they set a whole bunch of stuff on fire,

 

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then they stood around to watch it burn.

 

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Iris really took to one of them.

 

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He taught her how to judge a good stick.

 

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But aside from a few more sticks, our yard is a bog.

There is really very little to burn.