I haven't stopped weaving or blogging. Trust me, if that day ever comes, I will be honest and tell you that I'm stopping or taking a break.
You have to know that there is a private side to my life that you don't hear about but I have been overwhelmed recently with emotions and feelings that are hard to put into words and share.... especially share with the world. After talking with my husband Bruce, he's given the all's clear to share. We hope by telling the story of his diagnosis and coming treatment to help demystify the process.
So three days after I last posted, Hub had the scope thing done. The stone was not blocking anything, or even in the bladder. Where it went to, no one knows ! You'd think Hub would notice a 6 mm stone 'leaving' wouldn't you?
The first sign of trouble was the funny sea anemone that appeared on the monitor screen. You are not supposed to have those in a bladder. While Hub was trying to mentally work what it was out, a voice from beside him said "that my friend is a malignant tumour.... cancer". We have been in some weird headspace ever since. We did go over to visit friends directly after and had a cup of tea which helped immensely. But the doctors send you home with a "we'll be in touch" and and nothing else, and then there's a big time period of nothingness.
While we waited for any information, we talked things through and we have gone from full on pep rally mode to some deep dark places and back again. We have avoided googling things and instead saw our family doctor who gave us his best run through of the process.
Suddenly you become aware of the vagaries of Life.... a search for a missing piece of crystal 'stone' turned up a silent visitor. We are grateful that it was found early and so are optimistic. Surgery is May 3rd for cancer removal and lazering of stones ....and there will be many follow up medical appointments for some time to come.
So in the days and weeks while we have waited, Bruce has a new estate model train collection to inventory and find buyers for which has kept him busy. I have to say that having a warp on the loom was a life saver some days. A twelve shaft point twill, a painted 8/2 tencel warp by Iridescent Fibers called Midnight and a simple treadling gave me a place to come to and just watch the colours change as the shuttle flew back and forth.
It slowly shifts from a blue violet to a grape and then it evolves into a magenta....
I had to pay closer attention to treadling this scarf! The eggplant is nice but black makes the colours really pop. I did audition navy blue as well and it was just blah.
So they are woven, fringes twisted and washed / pressed and first sunny opportunity they will be photographed and I'll post them here. So not too long a wait....
I have a second painted warp on I call Dark Chocolate Cherries.... and its quite unlike my usual colour range. You can see a version of it at Iridescent Fibers link under 3.5 yard warp : "Dark Chocolate" I'm trying to be more inclusive of other colours on the wheel.... and in between.
Well, we're home again now and I have a pile of laundry to wade through today and since Hub's at a train show today, I can weave while I wait.
So please don't worry.... we are optimistic about the coming operation and recovery. We'll be staying close to home this summer 😎