Crazy as a Loom

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mid May?

Sometimes orders are totally fun, and sometimes they just boggle the mind.
Like this one.
I have the fabric samples approved by the customer, and I can't quite wrap my head around their choices.
L says I often am not wild about color combinations I am asked to make a rug out of.  And then sometimes, when all is said and done, they turn out to be ok.
We'll see.
The jury is still out on this one.

Tell me truly, do these colors go together?

There is a "freeze warning" for tonight, and today it was only in the 40's, with a chilly wind.

 Roy doesn't care, he loves walking between the river and the canal.

 The Hudson is lovely here, and it is generally pretty quiet in the middle of the week.
On the weekends, when it is warm, not so much.......there are usually "too many" people jumping off the dam, littering the area, and generally being rowdy.
On weekends, I like to walk EARLY in the morning, before they all roll out of bed.

 You know what I am grateful for????   That my surgery was SEVEN weeks ago.......BEHIND me.
Instead of in front of me.

My mother was on one of her rants yesterday, repeating a litany of complaints I have heard over and over.  I sat there politely listening, as she listed them.   Mind you, she was in no distress as she launched into her monologue.
Finally, when she took a breath, I said: "Say one positive thing."
She said, "What?"   I said, "Just say ONE POSITIVE THING, because everything you are saying is NEGATIVE, so say just ONE positive thing."
She thought for a second, then looked me straight in the eye, and said, "I love you, Hilary."

The road home.    

It's cold, but the lilacs are finally out.
 And my mother loves me.

Here's a link, to another blog post, that my BFF sent me today.
It reminds me, that in spite of the infirmities of age, and the changes in personality, my mother is the same woman that has been in my corner, my whole life.

What I wished I'd said to my mother.


Karen said...

..and you know.. some people never get to hear those words. What a gift. As are you to her.

Um.. I will say honestly, those colors are not my favorite.. however they don't look bad, and in that persons house with their decor it might look awesome.

Country Girl said...

Your lilacs! Oh wonderful, Hilary.
Yes, I think those colors go together. They are not my choice, but to each his own.
And your mother loves you. Hurrah!!

ps - thanks for the link. loved that post.

Hilary said...

That was a wonderful link.. and a beautiful moment with your mother. Her positive moments probably feel good for both of you. Ask for two next time...

Lovely pics. I wish that Benny and I could walk with you and Roy.

Rain said...

Yes yes yes those colors are wonderful together !!!!
Out of the mouths of babes and the elderly.........!!
Rain :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hey, thanks for the visit & the follow back! I've been reading some of your old posts & you've been through a lot, your scar reminds me of my nieces when she has a brain tumor removed. I'm happy to hear you're feeling better & I LOVE your mom's positive comeback!

Your weaving is really beautiful too! I can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

How nice that your mom's one positive thing is loving you! Can't hear that too much.

And I like those colors together.

Vicky said...

I'll have to go check out your link in a moment. You and I could probably talk for hours comparing notes on moms. My own has changed remarkably after the passing of my father- she has no one to rail against any longer and she is a much more meek person all of a sudden.

Susan said...

When I teach, most of the time, my students want to copy the exact colors I've used on my flowers. But, then, there is one who goes "whimsical" on me and I cringe, but ultimately, I respect that each of us sees things differently. The rug actually is appealing and just remember, it won't be laying on a floor in your home. I love you too, XOXO

ain't for city gals said...

first I like the colors...going to be a new trend! second...dare we hope you can teach your mother a new way of thinking?...never say never.

Cupcake Murphy said...

Look at those lilacs!!! Excuse my California envy. I live for lilacs.

Sharon said...

I needed to read that tonight. Thanks.

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