Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hello From the Sacramento Spinners and Weavers

I tried to get everybody to wave. Only about half did, but what a jolly good group! I am actually home now although I am going to bend time and give you workshop highlights in the next few days. It was a splendid trip in every way!

Lecture topic: Color Horoscope Weaving

The lecturer's eye view in the picture above shows 6 renditions of my own personal color horoscope weaving. From left to right: 1. partial view of horoscope in Bambu 12. 2. horoscope in 20/2 cotton sett 48 epi with ikat stripes between each house. 3. horoscope in rayon chenille (1300) from Silk City, sett 16 epi, with braided (not twisted) fringe 4. horoscope in 50/2 natural dyed silk (by Aurora Silk) sett 30 epi (ends tripled) 5. horoscope in 5/2 pearl cotton sett 20 epi 6. partial view horoscope in 20/2 pearl cotton, ends tripled and sett 24 epi (solid borders added)

Also, today is my birthday. Since I feel like I have been celebrating this past week, (old hippy that I am) I merely consulted The I Ching (or Book of Changes) and asked for useful suggestions and advice for the upcoming year. Here are some excerpts:

TAMING THE POWER OF THE SMALL changing to WORK ON WHAT HAS BEEN SPOILED

Only by small means of friendly persuasion can I exert any influence.

Refine the expression of my nature in small ways

PLEASURE SHARED IS PLEASURE DOUBLED

What has been spoiled through man’s fault can be made good through man’s work.

Grand schemes are out of the question

Stay close to the situation I wish to affect

No aggressive measures

Poor time for new business ventures. Wait for sign of sure success

Improve appearance or format of project

Hold back to a position where I have choice.

Through a cooperative and loyal friendship with another, I increase my resources mutually. In this way I can accomplish my aim.

REPAIR

Timing is excellent for making amends.

Only through intelligent deliberation can I be certain that the action I take is correct.

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie and many many more!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to YOU...
Happy Birthday to YOU...
Happy Birthday dear BONNIE...
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Connie Rose said...

Happy B-Day, Bonnie, sister Piscean!
Glad the workshop was a terrific success.
Hope you'll do special things for yourself today!
Hugs.

Joan Turner said...

YAH HOOO FOR YOU! CELEBRATE! BLESSINGS JOAN :)

Sandra Rude said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie!

Streganonna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Bonnie. And many, many more.

Bev