Weird Winter Weather

Hello Friends!

It’s been a strange winter weather-wise everywhere this year, hasn’t it? Hurricanes, floods, drought, and intense storms. Record-breaking heat, record-breaking cold, record-breaking snow. The sound of records breaking is deafening.

In Southern California we’re finally getting some rain, and we’re extremely grateful. Also grateful that it’s not all coming at once and bringing down the burned hills. Although as of this writing, the weather service is predicting an atmospheric river of rain this week, so stay tuned.

For those of you who are still in the grip of winter, I’ve made three more of my handwoven scarves. One of them is on the loom, but I’ll have it finished in a couple of days.

Cassandra Tondro handwoven scarf

These scarves are very soft, cozy and warm. The warp is a textured blend of rayon chenille and a nubby yarn, and the weft is luscious rayon chenille.

Cassandra Tondro handwoven scarf

I like to work on these scarves in the evening when it’s quiet and still. It’s soothing after a hectic day, and I like the rhythmic clicks of the wooden loom as I move the heddle up and down.

You can see all three of the scarves on the Handwoven Scarves page of my website. The blue one will be done later today or tomorrow — I promise!

What creative projects are you excited about these days? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox for those of us in the northern hemisphere — the first day of spring. Autumnal Equinox for those of you in the southern hemisphere. Either way, a time of great change. Enjoy the coming season!

Much love and appreciation,


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