Tuesday, April 15, 2014


I am just beginning to realize how hard I have been on myself at times.

I guess it takes stepping back from it a bit, to really understand.

Rocking a little girl to sleep on a sunny afternoon allows one to ponder these things.

I love having her little hands on my face, while she looks intently into my eyes, or her own reflection in my glasses.  She is amazing.
I am hers two days a week.  It's an experience that I wouldn't miss.
But the pre-brain surgery me would never have done it.
It would have taken me away from the self imposed work schedule that I had.  Oh, the horror.

Tonight I came home and threaded my Schacht loom for whimsy's sake.  Not for production.  Not for retail.  Not for an order.
Just for me.
What a concept. 

 Susan over at Avalanche Looms was kind enough to satisfy my curiosity about some of her work.
She told me to try it, see if it got me buzzed.
Well, it did.
I didn't have time today to stay with it, and I can't wait until I do.  Thank you, Susan.  I am smitten.

The kitchen is a mess, but I can see the potential.

The half bath is now officially in its new place.

There's an awful mess to clean up, but it's done.  I bought a new toilet, but the midget sink is the same......it was hard to find in the first place.

I could have gutted this old pantry, and put in a bathroom right out of Country Living,
but somehow we all know that's not really me.
Instead, while you are sitting on the toilet, you get to admire some of my stash.

C'mon, you know you love it.

It rained today, it seriously rained.

I am not going to talk about the SNOW on the ground as we speak, nope.
I'm going to show you the lovely spring downpour we had today instead.

My granddaughter Gabby was helping me in the studio, and she took about 30 pictures with my camera.  And like me,  out of a slew of photos, I take one that is just right.
This is hers.


Chris said...

Hi Hilary, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Sweetpea said...

Would be such an honor to be **throned** in THAT pantry! Lookin' super good, Hilary, wee babe & all ;>]]

Alicenoneland said...

Your the best! I love all the new changes, your so creative! The little potty room is sooo cute๐Ÿ‘❤️❤️❤️
The sneaker pic is awesome!!

Daryl said...

i think all bathrooms should offer some form of visual entertainment ... ;)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh those eyes and that expression :-)

Susan said...

Glad you're taking time to smell the roses (and that sweet little baby head) - I agree that there should be SOMETHING worthwhile to contemplate in the bathroom - and I love the last pic.

Avalanche Looms / Susan Johnson said...

You know I love to see that Rosepath inlay. I hope you'll get back to it soon, and that it leads to more weaving that you love, when you aren't too busy cuddling adorable babies. Susan

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

She is adorable!
Glad to see you are playing on something new and fun.
The progress looks wonderful on your kitchen/dining space! Can't wait to see how you fix the place up. What do the kitties think about all this?

Peg Cherre said...

I'm so with you, Hilary. In fact, I've made the leap and am retiring from my part-time paycheck job at the end of June, then planning to move closer to my kids and grandson. I will keep weaving, and being grandma. That's enough.

WPgirl said...

Have a Blessed and Happy Easter Hilary. Love reading your blog.
Lynda in Michigan

Cupcake Murphy said...

That sweet little face makes me swoon.

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