Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday Night Meeting

At last night's meeting the Langlois Relpers relped sweet potato
fries, crab dip, beer, shrimp, chicken sandwiches, and chocolate
cheesecake. It was our every once-in-a-while Ladies Who Lunch in the
Evening session and we invaded the mostly male sanctuary of the pub
at our somewhat local golf resort. A rousing chorus of Happy Birthday
was sung (the tune of the Star Spangled Banner) to Cindy/Sandie, and
scattered applause was received. We toddled forth, bellies happily
full, and shall relp in earnest next week.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Time Has Come, The Walrus Said...

Fall is upon us here in coastal Oregon. The equinox may be more than
a month away but the warmish days, chill nights, morning ground fog
and the very scent of the air say **FALL**. Mama Nature in Arachne's
guise spins intricate relping on the fences and the night moisture
embellishes the webs with drops that morning sun reveals as fancy
jewels better than any created for royalty.

And my thoughts turn to "Omigod! Yule is coming!"

When budgets are tight and/or avoiding a leap into the material
purchasing frenzy of the holidays is a concern, relping changes from
hobby to necessity. The pleasant occasional project gives way to a To-
Do list of staggering proportions. It is at this point that I wish
for a quicker skill than the few that are mine. Less carpal tunnel
problems would be nice. Cloning and a cure for attention deficit
would help. Hear that clock tick-tick-ticking? Get to work! Sew,
knit, crochet, spin, felt! My mind's inventiveness is up to the task
and my heart wants to gift every loved one with something special.
Isn't there some old saying about "Good Intentions?"

I'm making my list. And starting to work, good intentions abounding.
Stay tuned for updates!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ileah's Lace Bobbins - from OZ

Top row from left to right:


Bottom row from left to right:

Western Australia Swamp Banksia
Tasmanian Blackwood
Orange Boxwood
North Queensland Beefwood

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Wednesday Night Relping

I threatened the group with posted photos. It never pays to threaten
unless you follow through!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Go Fish!

This is the latest project - an addition to my current "shirt in progress". For some time now I've carried it back and forth to relping and not added a single stitch but when I was immobile for a day it got picked up and relping went forth. I'm thinking maybe when it is done the next design on the shirt will be a snake twined around the left arm. Of course, my mind may change before then.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Annual Pilgrimage

Once again I have made my annual (?) pilgrimage, through burning deserts, over lofty mountains, through raging torrents and past hideous unimaginable horrors, to visit the relper's blog. Did I mention the terrible slowness of dial up internet? I meant to. I have overcome vast mental barriers, and laboriously carved out the time necessary to actually post a message, and then, against all odds, figured out HOW. Be amazed.


Thursday, August 02, 2007

Testing to see if photos will post via e-mail

The Executive Broads - Time for a new portrait?

Back to Relping!

After a long period of relplessness I'm back to my needle and thread.
Last weekend I went ass-over-teakettle and the resulting bruises kept
me sitting for the day so there was nothing between me and sewing.
Good progress was made on the Celtic fish design which graces the
front of my white shirt/jacket. Pictures forthcoming...


On re-reading some older posts I noticed that the promised photos of a certain lovely mermaid had never appeared. Here are a couple I had from the presentation fete: