The towel pattern I referred to was in answer to a question posed in the comments.
I should have explained.
It is from Handwoven Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006.
It is a 4 shaft M's and O's pattern, but I left the middle out........that's how I roll sometimes.
I wound on another warp when this one was finished.......in different colors, and I am making more M's and O's.
I do that often. I make something I like, and then I tie on another warp, so I can make use of all that threading I already did.
Here comes "Enough". Even though he's been neutered, he still has the wanderlust, although he's around most every day, and he knows where the food is.
He is still thin though, unlike Next, who is fattening up quite nicely.
I feel like I am just 'hanging around' this week, can't seem to get settled on anything.
So instead, I do a little of this, and a little of that.
And we've had a lot of walk in traffic, and telephone calls.
Someone asked about self esteem. That's a great subject.
I have certainly had my issues with self esteem over the years. There have been plenty of times that I worried about my weight, my hair, my clothes, my physicality in general. I do think that working as a nurse in a prison helped me, in a strange way, to get over some of it. When you are confronted by 1600 adult male felons, who can harass and taunt you when you are walking past their cells, you begin to look inward. You walk taller. You move beyond "what they say".
Then as I have gotten older, I have a whole new attitude. I dress up when the situation calls for it, but otherwise, you will find me in blue jeans.
My fave shoes ever are Sanita closed back clogs.
I gave up daily makeup years ago, and it was an incredible relief.
I have tried to let my hair get a little longer, but honestly, it is crazy painful. I would like it if it were LONG, and I like it SHORT, it's that in the middle stuff that drives me mad.
And truthfully, when I had it long, I ended up wearing it up.
So what was the point?
Earrings? Hardly ever.
I buy most of my clothes at thrift shops, and when I do buy new, I buy online, from Land's End, or LL Bean, because believe it or not, I HATE shopping for clothes.
Give me a book store, or a garden center, or a salvage shop.
I have found that my self esteem soars when I am doing what I love, and when I accept how different and special we all are.
I look at photos of myself when I was young, and thin, and looked pretty good, at least by my standards. And I realize that I've grown INSIDE so much in so many ways, I've outgrown that pretty young girl.
And that's ok.
Love who you are, be your own very best friend, believe me, you're worth it.