Friday, September 9, 2011
This week has been stressful but a number of issues have been either dealt with, or at least progress has been made. My mother's surgery will take place sometime in October, she has a health management team in place, co-incidentally the same team as Doug's step-mother, and they have been great to us knowing everything that has been going on. Along with all my friends I feel very supported and able to continue on this journey to achieve a positive result. So many have contacted me to share their success stories - it has meant a lot to hear about them.
While I have not been able to weave nearly as much as previously I have managed to weave a scarf a day most days and the end of the silk warp is also in sight. It looks like 3 yards left with #9 just begun so I ought to be able to finish that warp off tomorrow.
With the next warp a fairly complex threading it will be a very good idea to get the loom set up again before the next cycle on the 21st.
I've also managed to make a further dent in my fibre stash and have a few more skeins spun up. There is a little bit of the green/purple pencil roving left so I'm going to try to finish that off tonight and then prepare the skeins for sale and get them mailed on Monday. The pencil roving has been really nice to spin - I'm thinking I might need to get some more, but the only supplier I know is in WA state. I do, however, have friends there who could likely get some for me. :)
The first sale of the fall season began today. I'm hoping that people are going to be open to buying things, but one never knows until the show is done.
We are enjoying a very tardy bit of 'summer' weather here. The weather website says the current temperature is 26 C and the a/c has been running this afternoon. The sunshine is very welcome although the changing colours of the leaves on the trees prevent us from believing it will last very long.
As I look back to mid-February this year has been a mixed bag. But the hope is that once this challenge is done I will be better than ever and healthy enough to help my mother with her health issues and that we'll both begin the new year in a much better situation.
Speaking of hope, I've learned - this time for real - to take each day as it comes. To not worry too much about goals or expectations that put demands on me I can't meet. To stay focused on hope - that things will be better. That health will be the result. That there will be many more years of weaving, doing it, teaching it, writing about it.
After all, it's a beautiful life.