You guys are the best. Truly. All your comments make me smile. You rock, and you make HH
'PALE' before your good energy.
To be clear, the giveaway is an "anywhere mat", the size of a large placemat.........for a dresser, or table, or stand....wherever you want. In blue and white.
You are also easy to please: more weaving, more Roy, more cats.
And O......three days a week, when she comes to brighten up our lives, my camera is always ready.
(that is a bag of cat treats she brought with her, to feed Sydney, of course)
Since they are all near and dear to me, that's an assignment I can handle.
No politics?? That's a no brainer, too, since I have little use for any of it. The fighting between parties makes me crazy. I'd rather watch baseball.
And believe me, since DH is a diehard Red Sox fan, there is a LOT of baseball watching at this house.
No religion?? Great, because I believe in a God that doesn't need all the trappings of organized religion. He hasn't steered me wrong, yet.
So we're good.
I try "not to try" to be anyone but me. I hope I never offend anyone, but if I do it is not intentional. I have been accused of being outspoken, and I am proud to be a pretty strong woman. That being said, I try to respect everybody's point of view.
Lover boy, Roy??? You want more of him ?
Well, that's a given, too.
It is pouring here in N.Y., so the sheetrock won't be happening today.........I woke up with visions of wet sheetrock being delivered to the door.
So moving along to Plan B.
While moving furniture around upstairs, I put two of these chairs out on the porch.
Next approves of this cushy spot.
He is officially our outdoor cat, at least for the time being.
I won't let him stay outside next winter, if we can't find him a loving home. I won't let him go where he gets less love and attention than he gets at the studio.
He literally throws himself at us every time we walk in or out the door.
It's his due.
Just ask him.
Back by popular demand, the original Solmate Sock rug kit. It includes enough cut socks and loopers to make a 2x3 rug, and we have managed to bring it back at a new, lower price ($29.95), to get all you weavers making a rug.
Today I started with some acupuncture. Can I just say I am hopeful?
I have one more diagnostic injection from the Bolshevik, and I changed that appointment to next week, so I can just concentrate on what I'm doing.
I can't remember not weaving, although the truth of it is that I learned to weave in 2001, a mere 11 years ago. I had wanted to weave all my life, but the stars didn't allign, and I was intimidated by the whole process. Then, kind of like life, a chance came out of the blue, to take a basic weaving course.
I lunged at it. Before the 8 week course was over, I had a used loom. In three months, I had three looms.
At first, I wove for friends, and family. Then I began to sell rugs to whoever wanted them. Then I started to do some shows. I found myself weaving every spare minute I could find.
I worked out of my home in the country, in a room with windows on three sides. It was a lovely place to work, and weave. Deer in the open meadow, total quiet. Suddenly, my life had a rhythm, and it spoke to me.
With just the basics in hand, I was hungry to learn it all. I met a couple of weavers online, and they both became my good friends over the years. One I met in real time, Shirley,was a rag rug weaver for most of her life. She has since passed away. I will always remember her encouragement, and the laughs we had.
The other I have yet to meet in person, Chris, Homestead Weaving, but we talk and email regularly, and I look forward to one day spending time with her. She has also been a weaver of rag rugs and fine clothing for most of her life. I still manage to ask her questions. And she still has answers.
These two ladies shared their knowledge with me without hesitation. They influenced me, and made it possible for me to become the weaver I am today. They are the reason, that I share with other weavers, and wannabe weavers, whenever I can. Just paying it forward. Giving it back.
And loving what I do.
And if you love it, too, well then............it's all good.