I start this weekend feeling pretty doggone good about the week behind me.

My critique went well, and I have some good ideas now on how to develop the first print further. Right now I’ve moved on to carving one of the window designs from Spannocchia.

Wednesday, we had our second tapestry box class. Two nights were probably not enough. The number of students were reduced by about half, but that was much better because it gave me a chance to get around to everyone and do some weaving myself. We might get up a little tapestry group, so if you’re in the area of the Triad and you’re interested, write me a comment and I’ll email you if we get enough interest. We’ll probably meet on Sunday afternoons, and we’ll bring small portable projects and help each other out with ideas and problem solving. If you have never woven tapestry, I’ll be glad to get you started on a cardboard loom. It’s very easy to learn the basics.

I did a lot of collage this week and it was very satisfying and relaxing.

About a month ago when I first got on Facebook, I searched for Michael Pollan’s name and found that he had a personal page. So I asked him to be my FB friend, and didn’t really expect anything to come from it. This week he confirmed my friendship along with about 100 other people, so Michael is on my list of FB friends! How sweet is that?

The weather is beautiful already this morning so I don’t know why the hell I am still sitting here in front of the computer!

I’ll get out to the gazebo today and start my tomato, pepper, and eggplant seeds. The other seedlings have been moved to the front porch to begin hardening off. I did a little weeding yesterday afternoon, but I can see that I’m going to have to become friends with the hoe. I’ve always liked to get right down in the dirt. It’s my Southern white trash genes.

Normally I would just drop some cardboard and newspaper over these weeds, or some black plastic to heat them to death if they’re really tough. But this is ground ivy, which just runs under and over that stuff. I usually like to pull up as much as I can and start from there. It got ahead of me this past fall, and there is a very healthy patch of it around the pear trees. It’s like dealing with the blob.

Oh well, I’m at the bottom of the coffee pot, so it’s time to stop yammering and get on with my day, starting with grocery shopping at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. Enjoy the weekend!