For a long time, I've been wanting to play with this technique of laying threads in the shed, to make a tapestry type of design in the weave. I put a linen warp on, but for some reason, the linen kept stretching and giving me fits, and my patience was sorely tried.
So much so, that I cut it off, before I got very far.
I plan on doing more of it, on a cotton warp.
I woke up this morning thinking that "this too shall pass", and my next thought was, "when?"
It's definitely exhausting, this world of ours. I see it in the faces of family and friends, I hear it in their voices. We do what we can, and what we are supposed to do, and we wonder if we will see out way clear of it. I try to imagine a world where we don't wear masks, and it's not easy.
I find myself being more and more a hermit. I put off going to the store, I find every excuse not to go.
When I finally am almost forced out the door, I combine errands, so I don't have to go again for a while. It's beginning to worry me. :)
I miss those day trips, rides through the country, eating lunch out, good conversation. They seem so long ago.
I find myself thinking and dreaming of people long gone, people I have loved who are no longer in my life. I guess as you get older you have to get used to that, at least that's what my mother told me. But somehow I guess I never believed it.
I thought my parents would always be here. I thought my friends would always be at the other end of the phone. I find myself being very pensive about it all, and sad.
I don't have to like it, and sometimes I just find myself being really angry about it.
Believe it or not, I am still finding things to get rid of. I evicted nearly 20 items yesterday, and they
were well received by someone who needed them, wanted them, when I didn't.
My last flock of chickens are laying up a storm.......I gather a dozen, or more, eggs every day. I have so many eggs, that some days I have no idea what I am going to do with them all.
I suppose I could get rid of some of the hens, but I really love them all, and I am pretty sure that this will be the last time I raise chicks......... I've raised them twice now, and it's very time consuming, and I was worried about them for the first 12 weeks of their lives.
I just ordered some "scary tape" recommended to me by a fellow chicken lover.......to scare off the hawks, I hope it works. I really don't want to chase another one out of the run with a stick.