Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Studio time

January and February are usually a great time to get really productive in the studio.
It's too cold and nasty usually to do much, and I'm a hermit at heart, so it 
works out.

These are a few of the garments I've finished lately.

I love dyeing my warps, and I love how the finished product turns out.

I am also trying to downsize my stash of chenille.......even though I love the end result, it's not my favorite thing to weave.

This is one of the last pieces that Lois wove.  It had issues on one side, she 
was kind of oblivious at the end about threads breaking.  But I cut that part off, and used 
what was good. 
I think it turned out well.

Lois is now in memory care nearby.  While on one hand it is heartbreaking, on the
other is it a relief, not to worry about her at home alone, AND driving her car.

She's not sad, and she's not upset about being there, it is too late for that.
She seems mostly relieved.
She is safe, and as her Alzheimers get worse, she is exactly where she 
needs to be.
She is close enough to visit, and she can go out on little day trips.
Her sisters are nearby, and several friends, too.  So she has a lot of company.

I am still trying to hang on to the Lois I have known and worked with all these years, 
because that person is gone.   But that's how I want to remember her.

Waiting for one more ortho appt this week, but I guess everything is pointing 
to a "new " hip in my future.

It's been a tough couple of years.    I'm ready for a wee break.  
But apparently, I'm not getting one in the very near future.

Thank God for the ability to AMUSE myself.

Fun dyeing and weaving, then some sewing.

A few weeks ago, I had a friend and her two daughters, and a grand daughter  here for the weekend, 
and we had a bit of a weaving workshop.
It was a lot of fun, and I've decided to start doing some day workshops, and maybe even a 
couple of weaving weekends.
I may have to work them around hip surgery, but I guess I will do what I have to do.
Isn't that always the way???

Welcome to my world.

Because every thread counts

Because every thread counts