"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

Friday, 15 February 2019

Weaving blue: When I am blue

I wove this wool blanket from yarn I dyed with indigo that I grew in my garden. There were many skeins of subtle blue's reminding me of sky's of blue that are just ahead. The blanket measures 6 feet long and 52 inches wide.         

Friday, 1 February 2019

Weaving Yellow - a blanket

I dyed these various shades of yellow and orange from the meadows of wild goldenrod blossoms that I hand harvested from. Other blossoms like coreopsis and marigolds I grew in my garden. At a time of life when I feel metaphorically like I am in the midst of winter I gathered this bouquet of woolen yarn together and I found beauty weaving this blanket which I am gifting. What a blessing these simple flowers which once brightened my garden and summer day's again brought their joy into my life. If only I could be as beautiful as they are. Isn't that God's plan for each one of us? I take comfort knowing everything moves in circles. Winter is passing and spring will come. "Weeping May endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5 I see more of God's great love for us in this circle of life. "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet in Meditations Divine and Moral. A special thank you for my precious daughter who modelled this blanket for her uncle in the forest near our cabin.

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