As a weaver/writer/teacher I am constantly working on things that won't actually happen until some time in the future.
In this case, I'm working on a suite of samples for an article/project for the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of Handwoven. Yes, the lead time for magazine articles can easily be 9 months. Since I also have to mail them, I cannot wait until the deadline the magazine needs to have them to mail. I have to get them done, project notes written up and all, into the mail well before their deadline to receive my materials.
I am also working on inventory for craft fairs - happening in Oct. and Nov. of this year.
I am also working on The Book, hopefully to be ready in time for Christmas purchasing. Yes, this year.
I am also working on a conference to be held in June of 2019.
There is no instant gratification involved in what I do. Ever.
Weaving cloth is, by it's very nature, time consuming. If I needed instant gratification I would never have managed to be a weaver. Or a writer. Or a conference planner.
My days are filled with thinking about what will happen in the future. What I need to do to make the event, the thing, happen so that it is ready in time.
As for the explanation of the pictured sample? You'll have to wait until the Nov/Dec issue of Handwoven!