Crazy as a Loom

Friday, August 30, 2013

A little rant, and a sale.

Ok, at the very bottom of this post I have copied my recent newsletter, because I realized that some of my bloggers may not get my newsletter, and I want to offer these great sale savings on to you.  If that's blatant retail, then so be it.

I have good days and bad.  But L and I did get those two big sock rugs done.  It amazes me what a well oiled machine we are making TWO 7'x10' rugs in four mornings.  We don't even have to talk, I know what she's doing, she knows what I'm doing, and before long this rug begins to appear, tightly woven, straight edges and all.
It's very rewarding.


I have decided that we all have some inherent qualities for dealing with pain.
It's kind of like having a baby.  You forget it.   What's that old joke, about if you didn't forget it, you wouldn't ever do it again.   Well, you do.  You talk about it, but it loses its punch. Pain just isn't the same in retrospect.
Which is why, I've decided, that one day I can be wiped out, on the couch, thinking about how far away is the nearest bridge...............and the next day I'm back weaving and dreaming about things I want to do.
Pain knocks me down, but it doesn't own me.  The minute pain backs off, I am on my feet again, like a worn out, punch drunk, old fighter, not ready to leave the ring.

Every day is a new one.  I roll with it.  If it starts off tough, I take it easy.  I wait until I think I can get moving, then I do.  I get busy, it gets better.  Or if it doesn't get better, at least it doesn't dominate my thoughts.
I am adamant.
It doesn't own me.
It is HH, the headache, the monster, but it is not me.
It is NOT who I am.

Every day, I set a goal for myself.   To do something, however small.   Then if I feel like it, I do more.
Like yesterday, I made a zucchini chocolate cake.....to die for, I might add.  I went to the library.
I rode through the countryside at dusk, and breathed in the smell of fresh cut fields.
Some days, it's SAE, my friend's advice, Scrap All Expectations.

But still, this headache does not own me.

Every day, I count my blessings.  My family, my friends, Sweet Boy Roy.  The people I love, the people who love me.
My stamina.  My determination.  My overall health.  My studio.   The incredible life I have lived.
The life I intend to live.  My dreams.

No, headache, you DO NOT OWN ME.
Not now.  Not ever.
You can stalk me daily, you can nag at me, beat on me, knock me down occasionally.
But you do not own me.  I am more than YOU. 
Get over it.

The Sale ..........

 Hello everyone.......
It's time for a VERY SERIOUS SALE......end of summer, Labor Day, fall is here, time to shake things up SALE.

SO, THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, we  are having a CLEARANCE.

ALL RUGS ON MY WEB SITE.......YES, ALL.........ARE 40% OFF.

HIP TO BE SQUARE LOOPER LOOMS REGULAR $39.95, are $29.95
LOOPER REFILLS REGULAR $18.95, are $12.95
LOOPER RUG KITS, 5LB BAGS LOOPED ALREADY, $21.95
ALL TOTE BAGS ARE 50% OFF.
ALL SOCKETBOOKS ARE 50% OFF.
ALL SOCK MONKEYS are $24.95......we have a lot of them, they are not on my web site, just specify felt eyes or button eyes, and color preference, we will do the best we can.
LAST DAY OF SALE IS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH!!!!  NO LATER.  DON'T MISS IT!!!


When you make a purchase, it will show the regular price.  I will refund you the discount via Paypal ASAP.




Schacht Wolf Pup LT, brand new, still in wrapper.  Retails for $1250, only one available, $950 plus shipping or you pick up. 
Four harness, 6 treadles, this is the only loom I would think of taking anywhere, as it is so easily transportable.
It is a great little loom.

 

7 comments:

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh gosh, this might be the sale that brings me to the table, so to speak.

I was wondering how Roy's been doing so I was happy to see his photo. As for HH, I hope your doctor finds a way to slay him once and for all.

I watched the kayakers at Morro Bay yesterday and thought of you...and Karen, of course :-)

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Tough lady. Sounds like you got your back up and are ready to slay the dragon. Good for you.
Awesome big rug. I've never woven one that big. It's only me and I have never felt like running from side to side to attempt. LOL! Can't you just picture someone running back and forth to weave and then trying to beat it in evenly.

Karen said...

Slay the dragon, indeed. You Go Girl :-)

I just love that ole dog -

Carol from MN said...

began every week, every day and every moment with "i am grateful".... you will not believe how long that list will be....

Rita said...

I can totally relate to this! Living with constant pain...happy the days it is less. it doesn't own you!! It doesn't own me!! :):)

Susan said...

I love your mantra...it's what I repeat everyday, but mine is dealing with the grief of losing my daughter. Like you, I refuse to let this define me (or own me). There are things still to be thankful for and look forward to! XOXO

Hilary said...

You are indeed a force to be reckoned with. You have a winning attitude and you will kick this bastard HH to the curb.

I'd better get my butt in gear and order a rug. I wish I had read this post while I was up at the new place for the past few days. I would have been better equipped to decide on colour and size (I should have measured). But I'll take a good look and see if I can find something anyway. What a generous and exciting sale!

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