Monday, July 19, 2010

So Good to be Home

While away at the Midwest Folk and Fiber Show, my friend Joyce died, unexpectedly. Joyce is home, but her family is grieving terribly, especially her husband Dennis.

With the coming changes in my life, time has become incredible precious to me. Time, always a high commodity, even more so with interviews, resumes, orders, hats to make, sleep to catch up on, show schedule getting hectic...inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, relax and let it go, one thing at a time.

This is my recovery day and it has been fairly non-stop. The show was nice, sold a good number of hats and many "Bling Batts" to spinners and felters. Met some really nice folks, had wonderful food --Sushi Thai two days in a row. My mouth is still happy just thinking about it. The weather was really hot, but the venue had AC! How wonderful that was! Picked up another teaching opportunity and perhaps a truck show for the fall. All in all, it was good, but as always, it is better to be home. The photo of the lovely woman in the hat is Joann. She bought the hat just as I was saying that I was thinking of keeping it for myself. It looks so good on her and I know it will keep her warm, it is a double hood. She looked so cute in that hat, I had to take a photo of her.

Since my time was limited today for doing anything creative, I decided to dye this silk Ruana. As usual, the camera simply does not capture the colors. Love this rauna!

Gotta go work on the resume, get some sleep and then get ready for the next show this weekend!

OXOX and Shalom,


Diva's Niche said...

so sorry about the loss of your friend.....your ruana is spectacular...

Cameron said...

I also am so sorry for the loss of your friend. You are sure having the "ups and downs" right now. Hang in there, and enjoy the roller coaster ride.

Julie Petty said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. It was nice to meet you at the show last weekend. Preparation and then catching up is a lot of work. Hope you get rested, take care.

Judith said...

So about the loss of your friend. As everyone has commented your ruana is beautiful. I keep thinking life will slow down but it just barrels along. Good to see you looking so good despite all the changes in life.