Thursday, November 4, 2010


Today was cold, damp, rainy.
From november

And just so you don't think that everything is cake and ice cream over here at Crazy as a Loom..................
There's a bunch of drudge jobs to be done on a regular basis.
Like feed the stove.
From november

And the cats, of course.
This morning was packing boxes, printing labels, accounting with Quick Books, and a bunch of phone calls.
Meanwhile, L was packing boxes on the porch, just to give the UPS man something to do.

I had a student there all day, too.
She got her warp all wound on just about quitting time.
From november

Some boxes to unpack.

From november

Then my dear friend, Alice, came to my rescue.
Now you all know that I am a working fool. Some say more the fool, but I digress.
For all my energy, I have a terrible time sitting on the floor sewing rugs together. My titanium knee does NOT cooperate, and if I do it, I will walk like a pretzel for hours.
From november

She totally finished it today, and I am so grateful. She did a good job, and saved me from a lot of pain.
From november

I am going to spend the next couple of weeks trying to weave some shawls, maybe some bags, stuff for the shop. Time for some quiet afternoons, nothing but the sound of the loom.

Isn't it easy to get all wrapped up in your days? They speed by, suddenly it's dinner time, then bedtime. Then it's time to get up and do it all over again. Sometimes I get tired, and I wonder what it all means, but then I am not very motivated to figure it out.
How about you? Do you ever wonder?


SpinMeAYarn said...

Oh yes, I often do wonder what it's all about and my 13 yr old daughter has asked me the same question;
my answer sometimes is that it's just good to be alive and to feel the rain on your skin, the wind on your face, hear the birds sing, stroke the cat and feed the children.....
love your photos again today...

claudia said...

I wonder as well. No answers figured out here either. Ah well...the thing is we keep going at it.
Thank goodness for friends like Alice. She is a jewel! The rug is beautiful!

re'New said...

I wonder all the time... why am I trying so hard? Work, work, work - and for what? No one to share it with, no appreciable amount of accomplishment, no (or very little) time to do the things that you love, and no end or change in sight.... sigh. I've got at least 25 more years of this before I get to retire. If I make it that long. Can you tell it's getting on to winter? I'm always sad when winter is upon us.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You certainly are one busy lady !
What fine work you create, it must be so fulfilling.
Love your work room by the way.

Karen said...

That rug is HUGE!!!!... How do you do it, I ask. And yes, I wonder constantly, especially since I'm sitting firmly in middle age now.

Anonymous said...

Life does fly by, doesn't it.... sometimes I feel like I'm having the life span of a bug. Very short.

Cold and wet here too.

Your rugs are lovely and I can't wait to see your shawls!


Anonymous said...

I wonder too! But sometimes the answer is in loving even the little tasks and doing them with excellence (even when you don't feel like it.


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