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Post by Greensprout on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:37 pm

That is completely awesome.
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Post by Annieh on Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:49 am

Please come to New Zealand as well, even though it's another 1250miles to the southeast.

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Post by Annieh on Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:05 am

Often on our hikes we meet tourists, but yesterday we went round the other side of the mountain, and the only people we met were locals.

The first party were a bit of a hoot - three guys, not the most articulate chaps but we gathered they were chipping away at the round-the-mountain circuit in sections, completing a different segment each weekend.

At the hut we met a father taking his two boys on a birthday outing. Apparently while the Dad slept in late the kids had scrambled down to the river barefoot and climbed back up the bank. They looked thoroughly confident, strong and exceptionally healthy, compared to many kids today, and this must be due to spending every weekend outdoors with their father.

The boys had shared the tiniest of tents the previous night and were airing it on the bushes when we arrived. It had tangled in some bush lawyer, which the younger one (turning 12) calmly identified and niftily picked off without injuring himself. He has obviously encountered it before. (So have I, and I usually come home covered in scratches to prove it).

It was so heartening to meet such primal kids!


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Post by Pedidoc on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 am

Annieh wrote:Please come to New Zealand as well, even though it's another 1250miles to the southeast.


Road trip!! Laughing
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Post by perennialpam on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:38 am

Oh so lovely....the views, the waterfall and the escape!
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Re: Simply Primal - Annie Tries Again

Post by Rig D on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:38 am

+1
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Re: Simply Primal - Annie Tries Again

Post by Annieh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:28 am

A haiku about weaving:

Wooden shuttle rests
Threads are snipped and hands caress
Fabric of my own
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Post by LoonieJ on Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:45 am

Woo hoo! Haiku! Very Happy
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Post by perennialpam on Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:38 am

I forget the name of the journal lady who started a bunch of us doing a Haiku years back. Her initial was "S". Sabina? something like that.

Cheers for yours Annie!
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Post by Narrowminded on Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:28 am

Nice, I’m thrilled you are enjoying your weaving.
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Post by Annieh on Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:32 am

And this is why some of my hikes take all day:

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Post by Narrowminded on Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:49 am

I can see it would make the walking tough, but so nice to look at. Smile
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Post by perennialpam on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 am

Now I really understand the difficulties you face on your hikes. (I forget what you call them.) No paths. Wow.

Even when hiking the Appalachian Trail there are paths to follow even though sometimes they are not as evident.

We have ferns like that everywhere in Michigan.

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Post by Meant2Move on Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:41 pm

Having spent so much time in the western US, which even when forested is somewhat desert like, I get really nervous when I can't see what terrain my feet are moving over. Lovely though!
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Post by Annieh on Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:04 pm

Oh dear, my photo has slightly misled you all.  My point was to show that the route to the hut was best measured in time rather than distance.  The ferns are just beside the track.

Most of the places we go there are actually tracks, even if they are eroded, overgrown or blocked by fallen trees.

It's true that sometimes we have ventured off, either following a riverbed or traipsing across tussock or snow.  That's not so bad because you can see where you are headed.  There was the one fateful 12-hour day when we made our own way through all that supplejack, we are not keen to repeat that experience.

Meanwhile, I have another piece of cloth drying in the sun. I hope that making it into a tote bag will disguise the irregular selvedges, and while I can do nothing about the threading errors, I will try to think of them as "charming" and part of the learning process:



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Post by perennialpam on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:58 am

Your future tote bag is beautiful!

I am having trouble remembering what you call hikes. I prefer it but cannot draw it out of my head at the moment.

Have a great day.
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Post by Rig D on Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:35 am

Glad to hear that dense foliage was beside the trail, not the trail itself.
Smile I was wondering how often you had to sharpen your machete
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Post by Narrowminded on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:44 am

Annie the weaving looks awesome. Threading errors were your way of making the pattern your own and you own design element. They were not errors. Smile

Ask about a temple. They help with the salvages. Practice does as well of course. Love my temple.

That will be an awesome tote when completed.

Pam I think you are thinking about the word Tramp.
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Post by Meant2Move on Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:14 pm

That will make a lovely tote, excellent idea. And I totally agree with NM about design elements. Perfection is boring!
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Re: Simply Primal - Annie Tries Again

Post by Annieh on Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:00 am

Pam, tramping is our word for hiking.
Rig, many's the time I've wished I had a machete handy.
NM, M2M thanks for the encouragement.

Off to complete my tote.

My dad passed his driving test at 86.
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Post by perennialpam on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:53 am

Tramping....love that word! Thanks Annie and NM.

Are congratulations in order for dad passing the driving test?

They never gave my DM a test which is unfortunate is she really needed to be off the road. However, her eye dr. said she should not be driving and that worked. Much grumping about the eye dr. and not me. haha
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Post by Annieh on Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:00 pm

Dad seldom drives now, but it is great he passed the test as it means he can if necessary, and also it's a boost to his confidence.  Funny how this life experience gives the teenagers and the oldies something in common.

I finished my tote bag, it is just the right size to hold a weaving magazine and the notebook in which I am recording my projects.  The handle I made for it is my 18th little piece, and my third attempt at a strap.

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Re: Simply Primal - Annie Tries Again

Post by Narrowminded on Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:32 pm

Very nice Annie. Well done. You’ve really got a knack for this. Smile
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Post by Pedidoc on Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:35 pm

Impressive! Can't wait to see future projects.
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Re: Simply Primal - Annie Tries Again

Post by Meant2Move on Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:34 pm

That looks great! Well done.
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