Changes are taking place in the life of my family. My oldest daughter is about to start at MATC in Madison, so we were busy packing, shopping, moving, and I was in Madison again for the second time this month. My two teens have been working jobs all summer, preparing for and taking drivers license tests and buying a car. All this meant my studio time was being seriously challenged! Things are settling down now, and when school starts I will have more time available for my weaving than I have had in 22 years. I am almost retired as family chauffer.
When I returned home from Madison, I was making the “Mom” adjustment of my oldest daughter living away from home, feeling very proud of her and all she has done, but still feeling a bit sad and missing her. Yesterday she wrote she had been wakened in the morning by a tapping on the roof, and a minute later, a big crow looked in down through the skylight. Well, laughing and picturing it, I perked right up and got back to work in my studio.
On the drive home I stopped at Barnes & Noble and added “A Year in Provence” to our home DVD library, and enjoyed watching it over two evenings, and trying to see how much French I could understand. Now, I’ll be able to listen to it while working.
While I returned home from Madison, I found a package waiting for me. What in the world? I hadn’t ordered anything. AAaahhh,… it was from LaVonne Stucky, Serenity Sheep Farm, MT. Opening it, I found this wonderful little loom with “Welcome” woven in. LaVonne had found it at a garage sale, and thought it might be a nice addition to my studio.
The little loom now sits on the table with my business cards and brochures. LaVonne and I know each other from the “Take Peace,” (Tasha Tudor) yahoo group. Thank you, LaVonne, for thinking of me, you are a wonderful friend!
Knowing I should focus on one area, I am instead busy working on three things, cutting & sewing more colors/strips for the rugs, making socks, and tinkering with the drawloom. Tomorrow I work at Artistree for four hours and will see what has been happening there. They are asking for demonstrations on Friday, Sept. 25th, for Colorama Weekend, so will volunteer a sock machine demo if needed.
It feels so good to be back in my weaving studio, and now, back to my cutting table.