There is hardly anything more tedious than a lazy blog. And here I am now, a lazy blogger. I have excuses though. I attend two gardens for gardening, my own and my mum's, I am painting window frames and fixing a door, I am at my day job at the office, I have been guiding quite a lot May- June and I have helped a friend move house and...... a lot more.
It is wonderful and still unbelievable, in my head, that summer is here, finally. I have difficulties expressing this feeling. I really did enjoy this winter and I went out to the Mosfellsheiði heath every week. Now that there is summer I have only been on one hike with Hélène and that was a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps I miss winter already.
I have spent a lot of time weeding. I don't want to use toxic to kill off the plants I don't want to have in the garden. My neighbors who live above and around my apartment have guys come to spread pesticide in their garden every year, somehow the pesticiders seem to think my garden needs a go too. This year I built a sign that I hope will keep them away, even if they think the garden looks like it is being eaten by locusts (there are non in Iceland, at least not in the free). I have befriended a new cat. I think her name is Kleo and whe gets a haircut every spring. Before her there was the cat Mjallhvitur that visited me and before him there was Tigo. The cats are also one reason of many why not to spread pesticide in ones garden. Kleo visited today and watched me toil in the garden, ripping up dandelions, that I really think I should eat instead of composting them. But I am so well fed at the wonderful canteen at the office that I haven't cooked for half a year or more!
I have managed to weave too, instead of blogging I sat at the loom and made a meter or so in a few days.
The long carpet is near 7 m long. 7 is my number and I am pondering the idea to stop at 7. Needs more pondering before a decision is made, a definite one. Once you have cut the warp there is no return, well a slight one including tying a lot of knots and trying to get the tension right. Do the non weaving persons understand that ? ;)
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.