My Corner Of The World - Oct 2013

My Corner Of The World - October 2013

Because of the popularity of this thread, we'll start a new thread each month!

The idea is to tell us what is going on in your corner of the world.It does not
have to be weaving related, but it could be.

Feel free to tell us about holidays in your country,whether it is religious,
or Independence day, or commemoration days.

Please include a picture when you add your post. Weavers are very visual people.

Please remember to downsize your photo before uploading.

Be sure to tell us where you are (city, state/province, country?)
This forum has members internationally.

Have a good day!

Last month Sept :


Posted on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 03:33

Sorry I'm late! But we're open for October!

Be sure to check this month's Halloweave activities on Weavolution!

Have a good day!

Posted on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 08:03

Kerstin has her chestnuts, I have my butternuts. :D

They have a sticky husk, but is papery thin. I let them dry and just rub off the remains of the husk before cracking. They are one tough nut to crack, but very tasty. They grow wild here, I have a yard tree I collect from and have planted a lot of the nuts over the years. And you get this umbrella shaped tree in a few years. They live for about 80 years

And the flower that bares the nut.

Butternut is threatened by an imported canker disease.

Posted on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 15:55

The weather is crazy across the country right now. Here in my part of Georgia it is warm (85f) today waiting on a cold front that will bring rain and cooler weather. Tropical storm Helen is breaking up and will not  affect us. The Surprise Lilies (Lycoris squamiyera) are out and covered with Sulfur butterflys. When the conditions are right the lilies pop up over night, when the flowers die the leafs come up and stay green most of the winter. Since everyone is showing off their nuts I will post a picture of Black walnuts (about the size of an orange) which are just starting to drop. You have to be very carefull they can crack open your head if one hits you.

surprise lily

surprise lily




Posted on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:29

Got those two...or three ;)

The husk is not as thick on them up here. But it smells kinda citrusy. :) They do not grow wild where I live, but they do grow wild in southern Quebec and Ontario.

Still a few hanging around. :)

These grow under the butternut I showed above, but only come up in the spring. They are wild lady slipper orchids. :)

Posted on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 03:02

and the unpaved route took us through hills and dales, including a downhill covered with leaves and those pesky black walnuts. On the first pass, I wondered if I was going to slip and fall on one of those hidden orbs. (Meanwhile, my guild buddies are all giddy about dyeing with black walnuts.) 

Posted on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 01:23

Can anyone guess what internationally famous weaver owned this studio building? (And bonus points if you know where it is located!)

Posted on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 01:52

My corner of the world is Chautauqua, NY this weekend. It is also Canadian thanksgiving. I am grateful for good weather, delightful people at the conference and guild meeting and the opportunity to share what I love with others. And wifi in the dorm room. ;)

Posted on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 21:47


You asked about the "buttons" at the front of one of my warps. Those were just flat-headed pins with a button design for the flat head instead of a disk of flat plastic. Instead of undoing the header to correct threading errors, I just cut the warps and anchored them into the header with these pins when corrected. 

Posted on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 21:48

That was Madelyn's original studio in Fayette, MO. (And if you go, stop for a meal at Emmets in downtown Fayette!)

Posted on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 22:15

Mention was made of using walnuts for making dye. Butternuts were used as well for dye. They are both Juglans species. :) Butternut was/is a carving wood and I have a very old butter tray carved of local butternut wood. It was my grandfather's grandmother's.

Posted on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 22:19

Hi Sally, have never seen pins with buttons so didn't make the connection. ;). I have taken a class with MvdH at her studio. It was a nice facility. As is the one on Whidbey, I'm sure, although I haven't been.

Posted on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 19:55

So far we've been having a great Fall - no snow yet, which is very unusual, and only a few light frosts.

Here is a picture from last weekend of the Hay River.


Hay River beach

Posted on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 20:28

I awoke to the pitter of rain. (Not enough to make a patter). By the time I left the house at 12:30 the leaves in the yard were mostly dry. I think if I were to give the maple a long hard shake it just might drop the remnants of its summer glory and then I can clean up all my leaves and be done! Yep, I have one tree to worry about, with 8 bags of leaves so far. Hoping for fair weather in the am. It's a little chilly out, but a sweater is good enough.

Posted on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 20:50

I'm up by the State of Maine, and we haven't had a killing frost at the house yet. Begonias and impatience still in blossom. It's coming though, probably by the weekend.

Colors were not as brilliant this fall, too warm. Was in the 70's here up until a little while ago. Leaves even dropped early to, which was odd.

Posted on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 22:25

actually having fall this year -nice temp, some rain, enjoying the break from the heat!


Posted on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 13:35

On the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the UK is experiencing a pretty terrific storm. Everyone doing okay over there?

I think we are having a particularly long, drawn out and beautiful fall. The kids are excited about Halloween, as it has been cancelled the last two years due to Hurricanes Irene + a damaging October snowstorm in 2011 and Sandy in 2012.

Posted on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:12

after it had passed over the UK and Denmark and half (widthwise) of Sweden it struck me yesterday night - had a power cut from 18.20 yesterday until about an hour ago (just as the old woodstove begun to heat up enough for making hot dishwater). A few trees down (couldn't get out this morning, but *nothing* compared to the 2005 storm (a few pics here)).

Getting hot water from a tap is a luxury that we tend to forget to appreciate...

Posted on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 20:06

I am in London now, teaching for Handweavers (a lovely shop with high-quality yarns and lots of looms, shuttles, books and more). I am glad that my flight arrived on Sunday morning because many flights were delayed or cancelled on Monday morning. Some roads were closed yesterday morning while trees and branches were removed. There were very high winds and waves along the southern coast of England and may people lost power there. Train service in the south was halted for a while on Monday while tracks were checked and cleared. No damage at all where I am staying. We went to the shop yesterday morning around 10am and worked on my little exhibition there. Such a treat for me. I brought 4 shawls, quite a few scarves, and some small hangings which are displayed now in the shop with proper tags that include lots of information (title, yarn size and fiber for warp and weft, weave structure, number of shafts) for each piece. I will try to find time to take photos tomorrow- have been busy teaching, day 1 today of the first 3-day workshop. I have a good group of participants and the staff and owner of the shop are very helpful. The yarn selection is super- so many colors and sizes and fibers! 

Bonnie Inouye


Posted on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 09:01

Those storms are nasty business. I live far enough north here and away from the ocean that the punch is usually gone out of them storms. We get some gails and rain sometimes, but it doesn't tear the country apart.

Leaves are gone here, only green is the evergreens. Had a little dusting of snow the other day out at work, nothing at the house. Down in the 20's at night, firewood season is upon us once more. :)