Crazy as a Loom

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Couple of thoughts.

Lois and I have been busy.   Here's the rug we made for Dale.



I saw her yesterday, and her reaction was priceless.



She sprawled over it, kicked her legs, ran in circles, then looked up at me, and said "thank you, Mimi, thank you."

Priceless.



I made her another sweater, but I am not as fond of this one.


She kept trying to roll the sleeves up, so I guess that they are too long.



She goes 100 miles an hour, and finally, she is done.
Nap time.  For her, and me.



As I get older, or as my reality sinks in, I find that I am satisfied with much less.



Give me my looms, my big old house.   Yarn to knit, books to read.
I don't feel like I need much to be happy, certainly not near what I thought I needed, at one time.


 A day with a manageable headache puts me over the moon.

Being able to put that baby to sleep in a rocking chair, pure joy.






It is good to love what you have, to love your life, such as it is.  It is wise to keep your needs simple,  to be sustained by simple things.
It took me a long time, and a lot of pain to get here.
But I'm here now.






7 comments:

Kathy said...

Hilary, what pattern are your towels with such neat circles? The clear narrow rings & the more shaded ones are just so pretty!

Kathy said...

Hilary, what pattern are your towels with such neat circles? The clear narrow rings & the more shaded ones are just so pretty!

Karen Ann said...

Those towels are my most favorite, LOVE them! Beautiful pattern and colors entwined.

And your love for your new and simpler life is a testiment to figuring out what really matters and truly enjoying the - real- important things in life.


Denise at Autumn Sky said...

My favorite moments are with our animals, either alone or with Erik. Just sitting and watching them, listening to the birds singing, seeing the wild bunnies come out early in the morning. I don't know why I have stuff in the house and garage. I get rid of some and yet there is more. It's time for another purge.
Dale sure loves her Mimi.

Anita Johnson said...

Amen. While I wish we both hadn't had to learn the hard way, there is peace and contentment here.

Daryl said...

gosh she's grown up so fast ...

Hanny Spierings-van Wijk said...

I love the rug for Dale, beautiful colors.

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