Sunday, August 03, 2008

Not much by way of fiber content

this weekend. Friday I was in Salt Lake most of the day, yesterday I managed to finish a blouse before taking my Bernina to the repair shop. It's sewing fine, but refuses to turn off with the dial- so I want it looked at now, before something else goes wrong. Still have the Juki if I have the energy to sew this week after work.

I'm only six weeks behind, but I actually got started on Marly's birthday present today. I'm using my Caran d'Ache crayons, like I did on the first two pieces I made her. This one will be slightly different, I'm also including some Neocolor I in the piece- the crayons that are water resistant. We'll see if I get the effect I'm hoping for. Maybe I'll have pictures after I go at it with the water.

I did get out with my camera Saturday. With all the talk of alternative energy sources on the political front, and T. Boone Pickens' plan that is heavy on wind power, we have been intently watching a wind farm close to our home be built and become operational.

We live at the mouth of a long canyon that is known for its wind, so it was a logical place to locate a wind farm. The units are huge- I can see them easily ten miles away. I find watching them mesmerizing.

Eight of the nine windmills were turning when I took the picture. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to know that my local electric company is generating at least a portion of its power from a source that is local, renewable, and non-polluting. Wonder how those windmills would look as a thermofax?

1 comment:

Rayna said...

What a wonderful picture, Beverly!
I think they'd look great as a screen if you could transform them in Photoshop.