|summer phlox... can you smell the perfume?|
This post is, well, all over the place! In between times for many things. First up I have a picture below that I wanted to include in my post on the Vancouver trip but it was missed. I found a lovely roof top garden next to our building and it looked like an oasis in the city.
|A lovely Japanese style roof top garden!|
|There's fish in there!|
Last fall, I made kitchen towels using the pattern 'breaks and recesses' that were very popular with buyers. I like them too as they are a straight 8 shaft draw and same easy treadling as all the pattern is in the tie up. The kind of weaving where you can get just throw the shuttle and get into a wonderful rhythm. No nasty long treading plan to memorize or keep track of.
|Triadic colour arrangement again|
|Eleven yards of 8/2 cotton, 25 "wide at the reed, sett 24 epi|
|stripes of 20/2 silk plus painted variegation of similar size|
|special denting involved|
|silk version of flowers and lace|
Okay! Now for a seismic shift and taking you out of my studio to the Outside! We have more renovations under way again but this time not in the middle of my private spaces. The expansive cedar decking has had its day and is slowly rotting away and its time to be replaced. We plan to rebuild it pretty much the same, but there is a portion we are going to return back to lawn and possibly this fall if weather permits, or next spring.
|Add two young men with strong backs and eager to get going!|
|This thing is HUGE! 40 cubic yards|
|Add one Hubby who wants to keep up with two twenty year olds!|
|young men love to rip things apart... with power tools!|
|The lower decks are in here...|
|lower side deck and stairs ... gone!|
So the side deck beside my studio is now history. The front entry, which you can see on the left, will be taken down later and replaced when the carpenter comes mid to late September to rebuild everything. That will be a two week process...
|...its gone from much too big, to, maybe too small?|
|removing the concrete footings|
Bruce used the Kubota Kub to remove the concrete footings. The section where he's working is the area we plan to return to lawn. Its level and flat so a load of top soil/ sand mix and a large bag of seed should do it.
|Has an open 'post and beam look' to it now|
|... and down she comes!|
|They have filled it!|
|not only full but trying to make more room!|
|Colin operating the Kub|
|looking smaller and a bit naked!|