Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Yesterday I went to Independence, Texas

This was once the biggest city in Texas with the birthplace of Baylor University.
It is amazing what I learn about Texas history. I am fascinated, can't stop visiting the small places around me. And with the Bluebonnets all around me, it is just amazing to be here and see the beauty in nature.

What do you think of the size of this house?

This historic plantation house is for sale..........

This is where Baylor university started, see the bell tower.

This is where the young women studied.......apart.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It has been a while since I posted from the Horlock House

I have been here now nearly 3 weeks and are happy to report that the transition is made. I have woven already the first two panels of my project. Only 4 or 5 more to come. Today I spend all day getting the warp ready and sleeping the reed. Tomorrow I will thread the loom. Each panel is 3 ft wide and 7.5 yard long. It shrinks to about 17 ft woven when taken off the loom.

Monday, March 6, 2017

And more from the Horlock House

It is truly a great privilege to be here and living in such a beautiful old house.
We had the gallery space set up by Saturday and actually opened up for visitors this weekend. Very few came but the weather was miserable. We might have to work a bit more on our advertising and marketing strategy. But everything in its time. 
Most of Saturday and Sunday were spent setting up the loom and this morning I started weaving. I have never worked so many hours uninterrupted on my weavings. What a luxury. Today I wove and worked in brakes, like a walk into downtown and later on to the library. I need to be kind to my body. This project requires many hours at the loom. It is very repetitious.