Monday, May 14, 2007

Break Time

This is a scarf my friend Margaret wove out of some fiber that I dyed. She showed it to me when I was at the Knowltons for the Wool Trek. I think it is just beautiful!

I have dyed 6 pots of wool today so I am taking a break. I think I deserve it. I just heard that a dear friend Claire over in the UK had a stroke last week. Yikes that was a shock. She appears to recovering movement on her right side but the speech recovery is slow. Say a prayer or light a candle for her. She is such a wonderful artist that I am hoping she is back in the swing of things soon.

Isn't it strange how we can complain about not having enough time or these little issues and problems we all have. They all seem so big until we hear of something like this. It puts it all into perspective once more. Since I have heard about Claire its like my world has stopped. I have a zillion things to do but I find myself stopped in silence for the sadness of this event and my powerlessness to help at all.

Sarah is off at a job interview, so I hope she comes home with a job. I spent last evening weighing all the Shetland Roving I have to sell and some of the other fibers I have dyed. It takes a long time to do. I keep thinking I need to buy a digital scale to do this. The triple balance beam scale I use really takes a long time. I guess I just don't want to spend the money on it. Maybe if I start looking a bargain will present itself. I know you never know until you look.

Quote Of the Day
Friends are the angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."- Unknown


Kai said...

Aloha Kate,
I called Denise as soon as heard about Claire. I still can't fathom this because I was sitting and laughing with her just a few months ago. She was so vibrant and lovely..
Silence indeed.

Peace, Kai

Pam Aries said...

Hi Kate! Welll.. you have been busy! THe scarf is gorgeous! I know , it is so hard to hear about Claire! Wow! Life comes at you sometimes! It could have been any one of US!

Anonymous said...

WOWWWWWW! It's BEAUTIFUL! Out of wool that you dyed tooo! WOOO HOOO! I have never met Claire but I do wish her a fast recovery! :)

LisaOceandreamer said...

Beautiful scarf. Sounds like you've really been keeping busy, busy. I still cannot wrap my brain around the fact this has happened to dear Claire. It scares me and it makes me think. I hope with each new update we get there is improvement!
Hope Sarah got the job!

Leigh said...

That scarf is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colors and beautiful weaving. Very impressive.

I am sorry to hear abou your friend's stroke. I do hope she has a good recovery.