A state trooper died after he slid off the road on the way to work. He had a heart attack during the rescue. To make matters worse, the rescue squad that came to help also slid off but then flipped on its side, on the edge of his car.
When things like this happen, you just have to stay home, if possible. There are so many hills here that the chance of sliding off is just too big. They had coated the roads the day before so the interstate was ok and some of the major roads were sort of passable but the secondary roads, not so much, and the tertiary (where I live) not at all!
Anita always brings a suitcase of clothes, many of which we could try on. There was a rack of clothes, tho, that were her current show pieces, pieces she submits to exhibits, etc. These we could touch but not wear. That's fine! Just looking at these pieces was wonderful. She is well known for her detailed work. She does very little machine work. She'd rather make all the pieces by hand!! This coat is made up of many small pieces. Each piece is completely finished before it's assembled into the garment. Imagine the number of hours she spends working on each garment!!
As Anita's been evolving in her work, I think that we should keep striving to learn more and include what we learn in the things that we weave. That doesn't mean that we forget everything we've done and go in a new direction. It just means, take what you've learnt and see how you can tweak something just a bit to expand your repertoire. It doesn't even mean that we should embellish like she does. Her class can spark something entirely different in our work. It's why I go to conferences. We never quit learning!
Hopefully we'll be able to get Anita to come back sometime when her route comes this way again. There were several of us Tuesday Weavers in the class and I know that we all were inspired to try new things. I know that we all came out of there with our heads swimming with ideas! Guess there'll be a few orders to Dharma in the next few days.....
For now it's back to my royal blue warp that needs to be woven off.
Oh yeah, Friday was icy and nasty. Tomorrow I think we're supposed to be 60 degrees. If you don't like the weather in East Tennessee, just wait a few minutes, it'll change!
Til next week, keep weaving!