Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Give thanks.

I have tried to put some balance in my days.  So first thing, I walk Roy, take care of stuff at home, and then go to the studio.  I only stay at the studio for about 3-4 hours.  That's about my limit.  Anything more makes my neck start to spasm, and ache.
I do a little weaving, light stuff, no rugs.



This is a scarf I just made with some yarn I bought on the sale rack at Joann's fabric.
I just have to tie the fringe and wet finish it.
Thought you might like to see it.


 Last night, while I was making pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, and banana cream pie, I decided to make a pumpkin roll.  I have never made one in my life, but I have been wanting to, so I did.

 Let me tell you, I made a mess.


 But it was really much easier than I thought it would be.  And it was delicious.
I rolled mine in walnuts.

I love seeing my children, and their children.  Everyone is busy, so holidays are special when we all get together.  I also love feeding them, especially their favorite pies.
It is a particular joy to have them devoured each time.

  News Bulletin:
The Kingsbury General Store was burglarized.  Apparently, they were looking for jewelry, and when they didn't find any, they at least had the decency to not destroy property.
Since I really can't afford a security system, I thought I would do the next most obvious thing.
I left them a note.

 

DH says that won't work, but hey, you never know. 

I finally got my next shawl warp on the loom upstairs, and I am ready to weave.
It is so beautiful, and it will kill me to only weave a little bit every day.


But today is a day of gratitude.
Remember?
Like every day should be, really.


 I AM grateful:
 to HAVE this lovely studio...
......to have a good friend to help me get this warp on, when I can't bend over long enough to do it myself  (thanks L)..................
....for a fantastic family who loves my pies...........
...............that I am able to MAKE those pies.........
..that my pumpkin roll was a success..............
.....for this incredible weaving experience waiting for me, even if I  can't weave all day long......


 for warm, sunny, November walks with my buddy boy, Roy....

and for all of you, my faithful blogging friends, who come back here day after day, offering your support, encouragement, and concern.
I am blessed in so many ways.


 Sometimes, it's just good to count those things that you're grateful for.  While you're busy counting, it's easy to forget the things that don't make the list.
That's what I'm talking about.

 

16 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Providing the thieves can read of course....

You are using such wonderful colors on that scarf you just did. Thanks for sharing with us your beautiful work during your recovery. Busy hands are happy hands. :-) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Country Gal said...

Everything you made looks wonderful . Hope the thieves can read ! Glad they didn't terrorize the place ! Happy Thanksgiving from Canada .

Susan said...

I always think that some breaking in would take one look at my studio and be too overwhelmed and pass out:-D! Blessed are the little things in life, they give us the biggest pleasures...like friendship, XOXO

LaJean Carruth said...

Years ago we came in from Saturday errands and found we had neglected to lock the front door. We quickly looked around to see if everything was ok. I was relieved to see my wallet resting on top of the microwave, and assured my husband that no one had come in, or they would have taken it. He looked at my usual accumulation on top of the microwave and announced, they would never see it! (He doesn't see things in chaos easily, but it wasn't that bad ... really ... well, sort of.)

Mary said...

You can make up a sign that says trespassers will be violated.

Hilary said...

Those colours are just beautiful. You have such an eye for that. And those goodies sound delicious. Sound like you had a good Thanksgiving.. I'm happy for that. :)

claudia said...

We are blessed as well. I am thankful for my family, (even when they argue POLITICS at Thanksgiving dinner!), my friends and coworkers...(because that means I am employed).
I am also thankful that you are getting better each day and willing and able to let us in on your life and family and your goings on...
Keep healing!

claudia said...

Ialsomeant to say that your pumpkin roll looks scrumptous! You can tell I'm full to the brim, when I forget to mention food! LOL

Sarah said...

Your weaving looks stunning and I love the colours you are using. However, just this once, I have to say that your pumpkin rolls look more delicious than your weaving :P

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I love pumpkin rolls!
Sounds like you had a great day with your family.

DJan said...

You are still doing an amazing amount, Hilary. Three pies? Yikes! And that scarf is all my colors, so I admired it for a long time. You neglected the task of taking those pictures, downloading them, and writing your blog. I LOVE your blog. So glad to hear you are finally beginning to listen to your body. :-)

Lorraine said...

Grateful that we have your wonderful blog to lighten our day, and it's good that your recent medical issues have reminded us all of our own need to pause, reflect and appreciate all of life's challenges and opportunities too. You know, it actually does my heart good when I know you are taking a break from blogging (even though I check it every day!).... Lovely scarf...I wish I had your confidence with color!

Daryl said...

receipe needed for that pumpkin roll ...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

I just recently discovered your blog and love reading it. You inspire me...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Chris

MarthaVA said...

Thank you for sharing with us.
Martha

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