Crazy as a Loom

Monday, February 25, 2013


I had a tough weekend.....Sunday afternoon found me hiding out at the studio.  It was quiet, and I really needed that.

I am still enthralled with point twill.  Here it is in rose pink.
I should have about twenty towels when I'm through with this warp.

My head wouldn't let me weave as long as I wanted to, but Kizzy was happy to have me just sit.
 He's my little manx scaredy cat.
He's afraid of everything.
But he's a lover.
I caught him out behind the barn when he was just 4 months old.

 I had lots of company.  Sydney in the window wasn't too concerned with all the attention I was giving Kismet, but Jinksie was watching me, and Miss Puss looked fairly disgusted.

Today my headache slipped back a notch, but still rules.
I made an appointment for some cranio sacral therapy, while hoping that the MRI results aren't terrifying.

This morning, when I woke up, it occurred to me that I am lucky.
Somehow, through all this long year and a half of headache, I have been able to sleep.  It amazes me.  It has probably been my saving grace.
Another bonus in my life is that I still love what I do.  Despite how difficult this entire experience has been for me, I still find incredible joy in weaving.  I love every aspect of it, the planning, the preparation,  the music of creating something unique every time I sit at the loom.
The studio still moves me in mysterious ways.

It keeps me moving forward.

Soon, we'll be playing with a new toy, an AVL wheel winder.
Stay tuned.   
It'll be a brand new experience.
Or another headache. :)


Loomatic said...

Ooooh! I can't wait to see that AVL in action. It looks like it is going to be fun!

It is nice to see all the kitties and their personalities. That is why cats are so interesting.

Susan said...

I can't wait to see what your new toy does--it looks quite interesting. And, I love meeting your kitties and discovering a little about each one:-D

claudia said...

I love all the kitties! I missed Roy today, but the cats brought a smile like Roy does!

Acorn to Oak said...

Awww...the kitties are so cute. That's a great picture of Kizzy.

Daryl said...

i am sure you've told the doctor about how the headache does not seem to stop you from sleeping .. i am wondering if its the position you sleep in ..

i know i know i want to figure this out ... i hate unsolved puzzles ...

love the shot of the cats .. you can see (is it Jinksie?) reflected in the stove ..

Joy said...

I have to admit I am a Roy-boy lover, but I sure love the unique names you give your kittys!! Praying the MRI helps lead to a resolve of the headache issue for you...

Anonymous said...

the wheel winder has me curious, it looks like it has a cross on it, but it also has spools, what is it's function?

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