Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, December 4, 2014


The other day, when I was paying for tin to put a roof on the chicken run, a little voice said, 
"Seriously?  Should you be spending money on this?"
But I felt that it needed to be done, for the comfort of Bart and the chickie girls, so they could have a space sheltered from the snow this winter.  I worry about them.

Then that very night, after sending out my email newsletter, an old customer, let's call her K, emailed me and bought the first SEVEN mohair throws off the loom.
New roof on the chicken run paid for.
No worries.
Sometimes, the universe has a way of evening things out, when you least expect it.
Mostly, you just have to be open to it.
My husband would call it "flying by the seat of my pants".
Same thing.

I asked "K" if this would complete her Christmas shopping.
She replied," ..... tell you the truth I don't know who all of the recipients will be, because I like to surprise people who would not expect a gift.  It's my favorite thing to do at Christmas!  But each one will know how special your weaving is!"

She went on to say that she would gift someone who has been going through chemo, someone who always gives to others, and never herself, someone who has  been supportive of her for many years.

I love me, this is what Christmas is about, should be about.  Giving without any expectation at all.

This first batch of mohair throws are done, I started dyeing them today.
The first one is 'caramel'.

 They'll soon be on their way to Georgia.

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.  

Steve Jobs


kelley said...

what a wonderful idea...random gifting has long been my M O ...she is going to make some folks so happy with those lovely throws...

Hilary said...

K sounds like a terrific person. The caramel throw looks gorgeous. I look forward to see what other colours are in their future.

As for those chickies.. they're lucky AND beautiful. That's a great photo.

Sweetpea said...

I L.O.V.E. this post, Hilary, more than any other I've read by anyone in a long long time. Thank You for putting your experience into words.
And your care for animals - in my books anyway - defines your humanity. I love you for that and I don't even *know* you.

Happy Winter from the Pacific Northwest,

Rita said...

I have flown by the seat of my pants quite often in my life. Yes, you have to have faith when you know something is the right thing to do. Somehow it always works out. :)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

What a great tale of things happening just as they're supposed to. We only have today so we make our choices and the rest works itself out.

Gayle said...

Bart and the goils are darling. Love this K person!! Beautiful throws. My order arrived safely and will soon be on its way to a newborn. :)

Anonymous said...

Hilary, there is a saying about karma I learned long ago and truly believe in.

If you put good karma out into the universe it will find it's way back to you.

You have attracted good karma by doing just this - K is also a perfect example of this.


Vicky said...

This is a beautiful occurrence and I think you are so right! There will definitely be some people cozying up in the gift of your beautiful work!

Anita Johnson said...

This is the kind of giving I like too! AND glad this was so well times for you and your chickens!

Joy said... does one go about getting on of the mohair throws in cream? Very interested....

Daryl said...

yes indeed thats what christmas is all about .. it should be what life is all about … i wish 'we' didnt only feel this way once a year tho some how i suspect your friend K is a year-round believer

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