Monday, January 30, 2012

Happiness is ...

I've painted a picture for myself, to hang in the area
where I usually have my breaks and re-charge.
I felt: Happiness is :
sitting in the grass and looking at flowers!

It brightens up my space :-)

I finished the first recycled Sari Silk runner.-
think the colours look nice ....
and have started the second runner.

    one can see the colour changes better in this pic
but I'm not sure the camera focused well, due to  the depth of 4 layers  :-)

  and, - I finished my very first pair of socks!!!
Hand spun, hand dyed, hand knitted


AND - they fit too! :-)

   I've also re-arranged my work room in the house.
It gives me much more space for my frame loom, and good light next to the window - afternoons only - but that is better than not at all.
(At this time of the year it is too hot to work in my studio outside).

Here is my new small tapestry, just started.
It has a geometric design and has to be finished
middle of February.
Better get to it,

I wish you all a good week!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tribute to Karley


Much has been said about true friendship.
how prescious and rare it is in this fickle world,-
 to find someone standing beside you,
without hesitation, at any time.
Well, Karley is such a friend,  -
eager to please  and show off her accomplishments,
absolutely patient no matter how long it takes me
to find something on a aupermarket shelf,
or waiting for a bus,
happy about wherever I want to go
but still always watching out for me.

After a lifetime of work
people look forward to a big payout or a present
 to mark the occasion of their retirement.
Or even get a medal for a lifetime's achievments,
but of course Karley thinks nothing of those things!

So we take it like any other day but no harness,
just going for a walk but .... oh dear!
She has to wait outside the mall ...
she has to wait alone at home because she can't go on the bus!
She misses the sttention from people remarking
what a beautiful working dog she is ...

and me, - I had forgotten how much stress it causes
to get myself from point A to point B. I am carrying
an ID cane and work with a mini guide.
(I ended up putting the cane into my shopping trolley!
Not enough hands :-)

It will take us both some time to get used to those changes,
but it will give Karley a chance to learn that
I still love her just the same even though she is not working,
and to get settled in her retirement before a new dog
is going to join us. For me it can't be soon enough,
though really nobody would want to train in summer.
It is just too hot! I will try to be as good as Karley
 and wait patiently :-)

This photo by Anne Graebner
Happy retirement Karley!

may you snooze many more comfy hours,
enjoy racing around the backyard,
eat your dinner as if it was the first and last for weeks,
pretend not to notice when"cat" walks past
and keep going crazy at visitors,
so that they have to wait to get in .....

Pooch! rascal! best of friends!!
Thank you!