Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's Looper Time

This is the time of the year when I weave cotton looper rugs to pay for my "wool habit".  While not nearly as rewarding technically or financially it is fun, as I only do this once a year, to see what emerges from my looper stash.  I had decided not to dye this year, but who knows I may change my mind.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's About Time...

I have been remiss again.  I have been so busy with my life I have forgotten to post. Actually I am just putting it off until I have some pics to share and here they are.
The 2014 Holiday Art Sale Group
looper rugs for the show
churro warp and weft
cat approved

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Moving On

A little weaving going on, but more interesting to me right now are all the flowers blooming and the veggies growing.  I love Spring!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


I was gob-smacked by love, blinded by love, and so just plain old totally in love with him.  And then I had to let him go.  A new man sauntered into my comfy agreeable life just six weeks ago and this morning he flew away with the angels and left me here to mend my broken heart.

My husband and I were sitting here just six weeks ago tonight watching the TV and we looked out the window and there was the most beautiful cat sitting on the grill looking in the window.  I went out to make friends. He was shy and scared and skin and bones.  I christened him Spooky and began feeding him.  He came back every night a little earlier and left the porch the next morning a little later every day.  I have no idea where he spent those first days but he spent every night outside the window tolerating viciously hurled insults from our two other cats who are inside cats.

I sat with him and held him every night in the dark on the porch and fell madly and deeply in love.  "Can I keep him please?" I begged my husband.  I knew we didn't need another cat especially one that went in and out, but he acquiesced and  I took him to the vet and got him all tested and vaccinated and hoped it would work out with my other cats.  I brought him in and put him in our spare bedroom that I use as an office and that was that.  He and I spent every night together and he was the perfect cat for me and I was the person he had been waiting for.  He trotted along side me every day when I would walk to work around the garage and over to the office. Trotted, just like a dog.  I had never a seen a cat do such a thing. My clients who could tolerate cats thought he was great and so did I.

Last week the cruel hand of fate dealt Spooky and me a terrible blow.  Out of nowhere Spooky became ill.  Fatally ill.  A high fever from out of the blue raged for 6 days in his still thin body.  Not Bobcat Fever which had claimed two of my other cats several years ago, but something beyond diagnosis, something malevolent and unknown.  Between two different vets and after countless tears  with no hope left, I had to let him go.  I couldn't stand to see him in pain and I didn't want to prolong his life if it was not meant to be.

Spooky taught me a lesson about the room in my heart for love.  Love is good.  I had so much to give him and he doubled it back to me in just six weeks and taught me so much more.  There is always room for love.

Monday, May 5, 2014


I am back to weaving again thank heaven!  The colors around me have me inspired and now that I have a new show as a goal the fire burns again. Yipee!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Better Late Than Not At All

Spring!  Of course it will be 25 tomorrow night after the storms and rain...but here are a few shots of what is now.
new cat Spooky

beginnings of straw bale garden for this year

the back yard

Happy husband in Aeronca Champ with new engine

Monday, February 17, 2014

My How Time Slips Away

My husband pulled up my blog the other day and exclaimed to me "well. this is an old entry" and boy, was he ever right.  How does time slip away so quickly?  When I was younger it never moved fast enough and I am still impatient as all get out with some things, but really it just disappears into the ether it seems.

So here I am looms warped, seed catalogues on the way, my first peonies popping up in the yard and I am finally getting off my you know what and getting on with it.  I am declaring early spring fever here.

So back to the yard and the loom and tons of energy and ambition and I am blowing away those winter blues. Today...