Saturday, December 15, 2018
Playing with some scraps of fabric that I wove, and in this case, felted by accident........I made some mittens.
An old friend stopped by and fell in love with them, and left with them and a hood/scarf combo as well.
She always makes me smile.
No snow in these parts, but it has been very cold.
The fields are finally frozen, so the "poop trucks" are sailing by daily, from the huge manure pits a few miles down the road, to distribute their loveliness onto the bare meadows.
Naya and I walk the hedgerows, when we walk close to home, so it's ok.
The snowmobile trails have been cleaned out, so we walk those too. I am hoping that with some snow, and the end of hunting season, we can walk in their paths.
This was a gloriously sunny, if cold, day. There hasn't been a lot of sun since the first of
If you look close, you can see the heron. Naya and I were quiet, and he let us pass without flying away.
A trip to my daughter's, where my grandson has learned how to turn on the lights to the tree, and takes great pride in doing so.
I did some weaving on the Union Custom about three weeks ago........made some rugs.
For you weavers out there, you know what I mean when I say that the treadles are hooked at the back of the loom, thus requiring one to raise their hips to put their feet on the treadles each time.
Apparently, that is a motion that MY hips do not like.....because after two days of it, my hips were on fire.
An ortho visit revealed that I have TENDONITIS in BOTH hips.
Good God. Really?????
Isn't a 7 year headache enough pain for one person?
I know, I know...it doesn't work that way. Oh, that it could.
So I am staying away from any movement that aggravates my hips ......and hoping that some PT and anti-inflammatories might actually help.
The future of the Union Custom is hanging in the air.......but if I can't figure out how to weave on it without causing this again, it will be moving on. That makes me so sad.......that old loom has been with me since my weaving life began.
If it goes, I will have to do a background check on the new owner. Bwahhhhh.
Three nights this week, I spent winding balls of yarn......5-6 strands wound together to use on the shuttle to make rugs......this time on my AVL, with the elift.
Cleared out three totes of yarn that I've been hanging onto for no particular reason, made space in the pantry/halfbath/storage room, and felt quite proud of myself for having the idea.
It doesn't take much to amuse me, maybe that's a good thing.
As always, Miss Naya is my shadow......I am not sure how I lived without her....some days, I can't imagine that I ever did.