Thursday, September 6, 2012
made it! - Celebrating...
Did someone add up how ancient I am?
The number doesn't worry me :-) !!
After my mum died it was difficult to have to correspond with a lawyer, who apparently had been my family's lawyer for something like 25 years, but was unknown to me. It was in the days of no PC or e-mail. My first request were some personal items to be sent and to purchase a loom in Vienna and send it to me. The loom arrived 2 weeks before the Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin (where I lived at the time). Of course I had unpacked it by then from it's plastic wrapping and set it up! It took several months to be reunited with my loom after having been evacuated to WA. The loom survived standing out in the tropical rain for nearly 3 months (there was no roof left on our house). And so lucky that I made that request first thing, as the family lawyer took off with my and 2 other people's money to retire somewhere in the Bahamas ... they say: "life is stranger than fiction :-) I have always been happy with my choice! but it took until the early 80 in Adelaide, before I had a chance to start to weave tapestry. I love it ever since!
photo 1982 with "Steffl" my loom from Vienna/Austria (busy securing warp ends).
with YEVA. She is a Golden Retriever x Labrador,
18 months old and , - can you see?
we are very happy with each other!
It has been a difficult time for me since end of January this year when Karley had to retire and for that reason it is now such a big relief to start another chapter of happy team work.
I have actually been able to sneak weaving in between my class activities. It helped me to stay in balance and also to get Yeva used to the idea that I spend some time in my studio with her.
I have not had time to take photos (of the weaving) yet but will get to update my progress as soon as the weather is more "photo friendly" - it is dark, stormy and raining for now!
Yeva also came with toys, including her own Teddy bear, which she has since she was a little puppy.
Happy weaving or whatever you are doing!