Monday, January 30, 2012

Growing Pains

My sister and her husband were in town over the weekend. I had the chance of meeting up with them along with two of my brothers.

My sister and I got into a conversation concerning our parents. After learning directly from her that she lives in denial as to Mom and Dad's age the conversation ended when she said "I don't feel comfortable talking about this". I can understand completely how she feels.

I try not to think of the day when reality will strike home. But, it will. And no matter how we might try to avoid the thought of losing our parents it is all a part of growing up, growing older.

So, why am I mentioning this? I really don't know. Growing older is painful.

1963: My three brothers and I.
My sister had not been born yet.

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Lookin' A Lot Like Winter

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A New Love

How many things can a person cram into 24 hours? I say “not enough!” I’m a glutton for learning with my mind and hands. Thus, I have embarked upon another learning curve. Oh, I’m not alone in this new adventure. I have friends who are enablers, abettors, and cahooters. But I asked for it. I opened my mouth. My friends heard me. And now I’m in the throes of infatuation that I am sure will loom into a lifetime love of heddles, harnesses, shuttles, fiber and everything else that goes along with weaving. And only a month ago I had no idea which way was weft.

The table loom is borrowed, courtesy of my friend Edie and her husband Dan. My friend Melissa did the set up and warping. She generously supplied me with the tools and fiber to use for weaving a sampler and bar towels.

I have done my sampler following patterns Melissa did on her computer, and now I have begun on a bar towel using natural 8/2 cotton warp and yellow 8/2 cotton weft.

Monday, January 2, 2012

What Resolutions?

This is the time many people make resolutions for the new year. I've been giving this concept a lot of thought over the last few days, and I've come to the realization that making resolutions at the beginning of the year is not something I do.

It probably is a good idea to start the year with all sorts of plans. It gives a person something to strive for in a given period of time. I have note tablets, little pieces of paper and mental notes that I keep of things I want to do or learn. Some of the things are uncompleted still after eight years. Other ideas or motivations have overshadowed them.

So, maybe I should think of what I want to accomplish in 2012...

1. Wake up every day

My son contemplating his resolutions