"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Lap blanket dimensions?

I wove this lamp blanket from my hand painted wool. However - I am puzzled. What size is a lap blanket? I looked on google but I thought the dimensions were too big - closer to what I would consider half an afghan. Is there such a thing? Maybe not. What I want from a lap blanket is for it not to touch the floor. Yes, it means my feet are not covered - but it also means I can get up quickly and easily without getting blanketed by my blanket. However, I was puzzled by what size to make my gift. I'd love to hear your thoughts - do you want your feet covered or uncovered?

Wednesday, 3 January 2018


This is some of the wool yarn I hand painted. This color way was inspired by the pleasant memories of summer days. It is the native greenery surrounding my cabin and the color of the wild salal berry juice that I love so much. I wove a gift for somebody who appreciates these colours. If you like you can guess what I wove and the next time I post I will show you.
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017


Weaving takes time and I spend hours weaving these letters which gradually merge into words. The long process of meditating word upon word of scripture feeds my soul. I mourn for the life I will never have but in the same breath it is because of tragedy that I can begin to comprehend God's love. In the solitude of the loom with my mind on scripture I have a peace I have never had since my partner left. There is hope - because He has given it to me. The last trip to town I felt I had to go on a particular Monday. When we got back from town and I went to park the vehicle on the mainland side so we could take the water taxi home I saw a tow truck hooking up the car beside me where I had been parked that morning. The area was now ribboned off and even though I had been parking there - along with everybody else for many years the property owner had evidently decided that parking was not going to be allowed there anymore! I give praise to God for looking out for me. I know someone is going to think it is a nice coincidence- and to that person I say this - what has coincidence given you? Has it given you love, hope, healing and provided for your physical needs?

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Detail image of tapestry

As I wove the word compassion I asked myself- How much am I willing to give to someone who has wronged me? And, how does this reflect how I comprehend Christ's love for me?

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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Weaving an alphabet

These are two samplers I recently wove. The upper case alphabet measures 3.5" wide by 3.75" high and the lower case is 2 14/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. It is woven with wool, cotton and linen. Sent from my iPhone

Monday, 13 November 2017


Yarn pieces 4" or longer I save and eventually they find their way into my weaving. This is a rya bath mat I wove for myself. The little blue remnants I had saved from other project's found a space in it. The backing I used longer pieces in various dark browns. When I flip the rug over and look at the backside I see some colour variation and to me it is meaningful and reminds me to stay frugal.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Large handwoven rag rug available for purchase

This rug is 6' long and 49.5" wide. It is woven in shades of green, brown and gray. It is made from repurposing cotton clothing. 40% of the purchase price will be used to buy food for homeless northern BC teens. It is 180.00 Canadian dollars plus actual shipping costs.

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