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Things to do this weekend (the Sunday update):

Fill out and mail census form. Done.
Finish judging papers. Done.
Complete an essay.
Figure out how/what to cram into my CW handout from the huge body of research. Now need to do that cramming.
Admire the baby tulips. (today when it’s sunny and warm)
Start cleaning up the yard and garden. – did one and a half flower beds, and some major tree-abuse.
Plant peas and spinach.
Pack up the recycling and drop it off.
Bake hot cross buns. (tomorrow when it’s rainy)
Admire the baby tulips some more.
Check to see if the peas are up.
Laundry and dishes. Did half the dishes.
Acquire groceries. (Where is my futuristic shopping service?)
Laugh at the cat, who is asleep in a sunbeam under the table (yes, this works) and making silly dreamy noises. Done, but may be repeated.

Look at that – 65F at 10am. I wonder if my tulips have grown overnight. Time to go check! Oh, and Happy Spring to my northern hemisphere friends!

Edit: Sunday at noon: good progress on the list! May not get to the recycling or the groceries. It is no longer going to rain today, so fighter practice has been reinstated and that eats my entire afternoon, but I can weave instead. Baking may also not happen, depending on post-practice dinner plans.

1 Comment on “The list”

  1. #1 alwen
    on Mar 21st, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Hi, stringpage!

    I know I haven’t commented in ages, but I’ve been looking at a couple of sprang-y links and suddenly realized you might not have them all.

    Book with a photo of George Washington’s crimson silk military sash:
    “The George Washington collection: fine and decorative arts at Mount Vernon,” by Carol Borchert Cadou
    http://books.google.com/books?id=GN0RmDq-8nkC&pg=RA1-PA26&lpg=RA1-PA26&dq=“military+sash”

    Carol James’ sprang sashes at Treenway Silks:
    http://www.treenwaysilks.com/gallery.html

    What might be an 1859 attempt at a spranging machine:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=S54AAAAAMAAJ&q=military+sash+net

    482. J. Curtis. ” The manufacture of military sash net, and machinery to be employed therein.” Dated Feb. 22, 1859.

    This consists in causing the threads of silk bullion or otherwise to be arranged longitudinally side by side to the required width for forming the sash, and separately attached through the intervention of beadles and looped harness to a vertical standard frame, a shifting bar and tappet action being employed for giving an alternating movement to the threads or warp during the elevation and depression of the beadles, and consequent opening of the shed, by which arrangement a continuous overlapping of the threads or warp is obtained, and the net or fabric produced, the texture thereof being formed and regulated by the introduction of a wire of the requisite thickness between each shed, and the striking up of the work effected in like manner by hand laths or beaters. Patent abandoned.