one of these days I need to make a new apron...2/8 cotton warp, 22/2 cottolin weft for hand towels
Today this blog passed a milestone of sorts. There are now officially 100 'followers' - although I know there are people who read the blog regularly without signing up as a follower.
So, thank you.
When I started this blog in August 2008 I had just come through a very trying time and thought that I was now on the road to recovery. Starting the blog was a way of celebrating and looking forward to the future. Little did I know how many pot holes there would be on that road, but then - none of us truly knows what the future will bring......< /div>
When I decided to become a weaver, it was a career choice. I did not fully understand or appreciate that it would in time become a passion, an obsession....an addiction, in fact. That weaving would become my identity, my life.
One of the things I hoped to do in this blog was share some of that passion with other like-minded people. To share my triumphs (all too few) and my mistakes (all too many). If we learn by making mistakes I must be an encyclopedia by now! :D
It is heartening when people email or message me that they are learning by reading the blog. It was one of the things that I hoped would happen - that I could share some of my knowledge, my areas of finesse, with others so that they could avoid some of the pitfalls that lie in the road of knowledge.
I called my blog Weaving a Life because weaving has truly been my life. It's been 35 years now and while I may regret some of the things I've done during my weaving career I've not regretted becoming a weaver.
This morning while sleying the next warp on the AVL I was listening to an ABBA cd. One of their songs in particular resonates with me and so I'd like to paraphrase the chorus....
So I say...
Thank you for the weaving, the cloth I'm making.
Thanks for all the joy it's bringing.
Who can live without it?
I ask in all honesty,
What would I be?
Without a loom to weave on,
What would I be?
So I say,
Thank you for the weaving,
For giving it to me.
And thank you for coming along on this journey with me