This is what I’m weaving on the small loom and I love their texture. It’s windy and acorns are falling from oak limbs that hang over my house. A really strong gust of wind releases many acorns and there’s a lot of rat-a-tat-tat. The rolling sound they make gives the impression they’re as big a bowling balls. I’m glad they’re not.

So here’s my constant companion. A benefit of having limited use of my left arm and hand is that my nails are growing to a glamorous length. Woohoo!

Some of you know I tripped on an uneven sidewalk in Portland a few days ago and broke my wrist. 😦  I’m hanging out at my son’s apartment in The Pearl District of Portland and living a wonderfully slothful life 🙂 for a bit while I await surgery on my wrist this Tuesday. I’ll head back home to Goldendale the following Sunday. My trainee, Pam, bless her heart, is going to learn to weave my scarf designs when I get home. Thank you Pam!


Woven by my apprentice, Pam, and a second series in another colorway is nearly done. I found that miniature rusty old chair the other day and it looks right at home on it’s miniature rag rug.

I’ve had requests recently for more mug rugs. They look like miniature rag rugs and double as doll house rugs. I’m training my new apprentice, Pam, how to weave them and she’s loving experimenting with color combinations. I’ll have these at my next show: The Gathering of the Guilds, May 4 – 6, at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland.

Downstairs in The Dalles Art Center last weekend for the Gorge Artists Open Studios tour – this is me and my new loom “Little Margaret” named for the first owner of this wonderful loom. It folds, even with a warp on it, and fits in the back of my car.


Yesterday was Day One of the Gorge Artists Open Studios tour. We saw familiar faces, met some new ones. This is The Dalles Art Center where Charlotte Van Zant-King and I have our temporary studios for the tour.

Gorge Artists Open Studios is almost here. This year in my temporary studio at The Dalles Art Center, I’ll have a new floor loom set up and I’ll weave scarves during the event. Here’s the floor loom now. I named her Margaret after the person I got her from. Off to work – have to get an application in to another show.

The fabulous Betsy Bensen spotted this listing on Etsy and included it in a Treasury. My Etsy shop has been active for only a few weeks. Am I lucky or what!