Welcome back to me!

I have been here all along but blogging was not in the cards.  At least Elena was blogging and we were both working on the tapestry/bead cuff weave-along that she has been posting on her blog.  We were in the same house, which is not the usual configuration, because, as you probably already know, Elena married Alex and the reception happened here!  Okay, I’ll post a picture (credit to Jonathan Webb, the most amazing photographer ever):

Okay, yes, gorgeous.  The wedding was held at the Meeting House two miles down the hill from us.  As you can imagine by the name, this building has been around for a very long time.  The reception was held in our home.  The space I normally use for Mirrix is huge . . . more than 1,000 square feet with a ceiling that peaks at 22 feet.  I, in my infinite wisdom, decided it was time to paint this area.  It was much in need of such a face lift (last paint job to this space was done before we moved here in 1996 and it was done badly plus sad cobwebs were attached so high up I could not swipe them down no matter what big stick and ladder I used).  Months before the wedding I had been trying to figure out how exactly I was going to dismantle Mirrix and still run it.  I basically shoved a lot of it into my husband’s office (he could have cared less), into my bedroom (which also is quite huge and can absorb a lot of stuff), into closets and upstairs where we created a sort of temporary office.  It was a mess but somewhat under control.

Okay time for another photo of the gorgeous bride walking down (or up) the steps of the meeting house.

So, for five to six weeks my Mirrix life was in disarray.  Meanwhile, Elena and I were working on the tapestry/bead cuff weave-along.  The day before and after the wedding we were working on the weave-along.  Either we were getting our minds off the wedding to work on the weave-along or getting our minds off of the weave-along to work on the wedding.  In the end, it wasn’t so bad that both happened at the same time.

I now have a beautifully painted, newly organized studio/office.  I would take photos but of course my camera battery is dead.  So instead I will upload another wedding photo.  This is of Joni (second wedding Mom because I needed help with that job), Elena and yours truly, the human garden.

I am charging said battery now.  I am also working on the second weave-along, which will be a rather elegant black silk, gold thread (real gold thread), with a couple of additional colors small purse intended to hold a phone, a key, a credit card, etc.  We will be exploring some interesting tapestry techniques with this new piece.  I should have the whole thing figured out by next week with kits to follow shortly.  This weave-along starts in September.   The exact date has slipped my mind.  Will have to check in with Elena.


One thought on “Welcome back to me!

  1. What a BEAUTIFUL Bride!!! AND I've never seen such a snazzy(perfect) Mother of the Bride!! I remember the last reception in Mirrix's space with another BEAUTIFUL and very happy Bride. Such a wonderful space!
    I love the blog, Claudia! Newsy and fun!!

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