Crazy as a Loom

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Change

I am in a strange mood today.......maybe tired, maybe distracted, maybe both.

I think there is change in the air, more change.
Sometimes, I am not good with change.
You know?  Your life may have its rough spots, but you get used to it, and comfortable, and not inclined to move away from that place where everything is familiar.
Then life comes along, and quite often, you aren't offered an alternative.
Change.
Why do we resist?


We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.

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Lynn HallWhere Have All the Tigers Gone?, 1989

So today, I found myself  walking around the studio, taking some inventory.
The Toika is waiting for L and I to finish the third big piece of a HUGE rug.

 


Union Custom #1 is threaded for 3'x5' Walking on Sunshine Rugs, but they are not a priority right now.


The Union Special is threaded with denim blue, for blue jean rugs, again, not a priority at present.


The Reed Ideal has over 500 yards of black warp, specifically for 2'x3' and 2'x4' walking on Sunshine Rugs, and L weaves them whenever she has time.


The Cranbrook, that I have finally become very fond of, still has a lot of dark brown warp on it, I work on it whenever I can.  I am really loving this loom, so funny, since I was determined to get rid of it for years.

 The Union 36 is threaded for table runners, because my stock of them is very low.


The Hammett is the loom I am using to make the Log Cabin placemats on, I started another set today.


Union custom #2 is threaded in off white, we just finished a 12' runner on it.


The wolf pup is empty, and waiting for me to put a mug mat warp on it.


As I wandered around the studio, looking at what I have planned to do, what I need to do, and what I want to do, I felt somewhat overwhelmed.  I didn't even go upstairs, where four more looms are threaded, and waiting for me.
Did I mention the loom in my own living room???
How many is that????  I  think I lost one.
 I perused the containers of blue jeans to be cut and sewn.  The bins of socks to be cut and sewn.  The loom kits that need to be made up.
The loopers that need to be sorted.


This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change.

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Meryl Streep (1949 - )Barnard Commencement Speech, 2010


I'm not sure where all this is going in my head, I just feel that I need to change some things, and I'm not sure what.  Time to  re-evaluate.


Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.

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Martha BeckO Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004

Roy says:  Whatever it is, Mommy, it will be OK.



11 comments:

LA said...

Listen to Roy....he's very wise.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... take a deep breath and do listen to Roy. Perhaps things will seem a bit more settled tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

One thing at a time, that is how we all get through it.

Love Roy, what a photogenic fella he is. Perfect!

Snappy Di said...

You certainly have a whole lot going on at once. Roy's the boy... listen to Roy.

Janie said...

Yes. Change. We feel it more, I think because the whole Universe is changing at the same time, it seems.

The only constant in life IS change...

Lynn said...

More and more and more is not always better.

Jaimie said...

Follow your heart, what ever it is telling you, and use your great helper L to do the things at the studio your heart doesn't want to do. As we get older is very and so important to do what the heart says. So weave what you want and play more....much more...with the kids and Roy and your daughters and friends.

Thistle and Rose Handweaving said...

Roy Boy is correct! Listen to your inner self without doubting what it is telling you and all will work itself out. hugs....

Karen said...

...and really, that's all you need to know.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, there's too much on your plate. Lighten the load. Let it go.

MarthaVA said...

(((HUGS))) Maybe you're feeling the need to change?
Roy is right. Whatever happens, it'll be ok. It has to be with that brilliant boy next to you.
How's hubby?

Oh, and here (((HUGS))) - it never hurts to have lotsa hugs.

Martha

Tina J said...

I like the way you said that certain projects were not a priority right now. Just take that a step further and line them all up on a bulletin board and tackle them one at a time, or 2 since you have such good help! (You may be able to find a willing teenager to help you with the kits.)

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