Sunday, February 1, 2009

I LOVE Weaving!

It was just about this time last year that I opened a CafePress store with the above design as my first offering.

Rather prophetic given that it was Feb. 27 my younger brother suddenly died of undiagnosed Coronary Artery Disease, setting off a chain reaction of events that saw my diagnosis and treatment, and then Doug's..........

But a year later, I am finally beginning to feel like the 'new woman' that I was promised after the angioplasty. :D The current chemical cocktail seems to be more or less working, I have less pain than I did this time last year, and a lot more energy.

While I will always regret the manner in which this current level of quality of life was given to me, I don't regret that I am still here, still playing with thread and that Doug and I can look forward to many more years together.

I just wish Don was still here, too.................


Sandra Rude said...

Here's hoping that this February will be a much happier one than the last. Keep weaving! -- Sandra

Dorothy said...

Glad you're feeling so much better this year. It's so hard that you learnt about your health by losing your brother.

One of the big changes in your life last year was starting this blog - thankyou! - I've been enjoying sharing in your weaving life.

Your "loom music" post is an especial favourite, I've been back to it a few times. There's nothing like watching an expert to teach little things that maybe can't be fitted into words. I just looked at it again and now recognise the Leclerc shuttle!

Laura said...

Thanks Sandra and Dorothy - I'm finally starting to feel like a human being again. It was a long road.........and you really don't realize how 'bad' you were feeling until you start feeling better. :)

I'm looking forward to my next trip. I'll be away two weeks, and some of that time I'll be away from winter, too.

That alone will no doubt help! ;)