Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, February 23, 2017


It's amazing to me how perspective makes all the difference.

I have found in the last five years of my life, that my constant headaches have made many other things in life, that might have once bothered me, pale in comparison.

When pain, in my case, a headache, rules your life, and every day is planned, and lived, around that fact, you know clearly what matters, and what doesn't.

This week, my headache has been exceptionally brutal.  I have struggled, I will admit it.

Then, in a matter of a couple of hours, this little guy, named "Cooper", was born.

Grandchild # 6
Grandson # 3

And suddenly, there isn't a headache in the world that will stop me making the drive to get there.

And NOTHING matters,except that he and his mom are ok.

You gotta love it.

I confess, when day after day I wake up with a slamming headache, I begin to wonder about the value of life.

But I'm ok now.
I've been reminded in the sweetest of ways.
That it matters.
Life. Family.  Love.

The quilt was done....with his name on the bottom.  I just had to come home last night and put the date on the top.
I hope he'll keep it forever.

Back to the loom tomorrow, feeling very grateful.

Don't ever take life for granted.  It is precious, no matter what.


Peg Cherre said...

Awwwwww!!!! Beautiful!! Congratulations!

deodar said...

I, too, either woke with a headache, sometimes at 3 am or I'd develop one by noon. Turns out a slightly hinky disc in my neck compounded by arthritis. I've started taking Voltaren, (the generic but I can't pronounce it!) twice a day with wonderful results. It is an incredible relief to go through whole days without one!

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Angela Tucker said...

Congratulations!! Babies are so precious and your new grandson is a cutie!!

And yes, it's all in the perspective. When I have a horrible day...I get home, met at the door by my dog, who has waited all day to let me know that he loves me. My home is warm, I have food in the freezer, I have plenty of fabric and yarn to create art. Yes, it's all in the perspective.

Melody A. said...

Congratulations!! on the birth of your third grandson and sixth grandchild!!! aren't they wonderful and you are so right, it would take a lot to keep me away from them, making sure they are healthy and doing well! Life is precious and we don't know what it is going to be from day to day. so kiss and hug all your loved ones always! I hope a solution will present itself about your headaches. My friend kept having migraines often, and I convinced her to try taking magnesium. she almost doesn't have them anymore. Just a thought. Take care from Iowa

claudia said...

Congratulations! He's a cutie for sure!

Deb said...

Congratulations to you and the family. He is adorable, Hilary.

Karen said...

Another precious!.. and love that quilt - A family heirloom, such a treasure.

Florida Farm Girl said...

So happy to hear from you. Congratulations on the new little one. He's beautiful. Glad to hear that you're spending quality time with your looms and also quilting, too. I've been busy with that myself. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Cooper! What a lovely little baby boy, congratulations to the whole family. The best things in life are the most precious.

Shirley said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! Your words are so true. The quilt you made for your newest grandchild is just beautiful. I love the way you put his name on the quilt. Happy belated birthday! Love the t-shirt - so perfect. Your sewing space is awesome. Actually, all of your work spaces are pretty awesome. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

KAM said...

What a beautiful wonderful message you share with us today. Perspective is, indeed, everything. More family love to share, a splendid little fellow who will surely sleep in comfort beneath your handwork forever. Precious little can deter sharing family time and love. Be well, dear Hilary, enjoy time shared with this new life, belated wishes for a year-long celebration of another year in your life and thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos of your life, home and work with us across the cyber world.

Joyful Noise Weaving said...

Beautiful and so true!

Back Porch Writer said...

Love your entry on Perspective and a beautiful baby! Such a good photo. Hope your headache is much better by now.

C Reeder PhxAz said...

My mother in law made beautiful quilts for both our children at birth. They are in their 30's now and those quilts are still in tow and loved. Great message today. Thanks for sharing. It's my first time to read here - glad I found you.

Twylla Alexander said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Hilary! I wish you peaceful, pain-free moments amidst your creative days.

Daryl said...

mazel tov .. he's just beautiful ... and so is the quilt

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