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When we got back to Virginia, I was so very depressed! Even Zorro, my African Grey, would not talk to me! My identity was with Dreamspinner’s Fiber, Yarn & Loom Co-op. I had to close down the website, the eBay store and the blogs; we had to make 7 trips to get everything moved. Mom & Dad needed us, that was all that mattered at that time! They have been there for us (me for over 30 years, Kevin for his life!) and they needed us to help them move from their home to a more appropriate place, then from the apartment to the wonderful Glebe in Daleville. I felt I had given up my entire life, not that I had, but I felt that way. Kevin and/or I go every other day to Mom & Dad’s.
On the Blue Ridge Parkway,
headed to the Peaks of Otter! Dolly, her Dad, Steph & Josh!
For Father’s Day, Josh and Stephanie showed up, driving 1500 miles roundtrip from Florida to be with Kevin and Dad! What a kid that boy is! I can not tell you how much I love him! Look at this:

This is the first time in many months, since before the feeding tube was inserted that Dad has come out of his room for anything. This day he ate comfort foods in tiny bites, he laughed and choked, our sweet Stephanie running to his side to assist him, (she is studying to be a nurse, or radiographer or phlebotomist) or maybe all three!! Josh, my son, you done good with that little girl!
I kicked myself in the butt after the kids left and said “Get up and do something!”
Having been with Kevin over 30 years, about the same time, he says, ” I am organized and ready to build looms again, get online and see if there is any interest!”

In the past three days we have sold:

A set of three out of red oak, 3′, 2′ and the baby easel:

This is about the prettiest thing I have seen lately, too quickly sold before I could say, sell mine, I want to keep it! Wow, with some tung oil on it, it is going to shine forever! Isn’t it beautiful?? Lin will love them I know!

Then Dawn wanted the 5.5′ and easel, which is in the workshop and may get finished tonight, this is Mom’s below, showing that even an 80 something in assisted living can weave!!

Rae B. Creedle rae@thinkingknitter.com
The Thinking Knitter: Patterns for thinking knitters: http://www.thinkingknitter.com/

This sweet lady emails me and we live about 2 miles apart, she got the beautiful little set below!
She has included me in several knitting groups, spinning groups and joined our knitting baristas at the Towers Starbucks in Roanoke, Va.—-Bythe way, now that Laura was transferred to Danville, Va. to open a new store there; they will also have a knitting Baristas group starting up. They are across from Piedmont Mall sharing a building with Blockbuster on Enterprise Ave, Danville.

So here is what I know:
I am no longer depressed! I have an outlet for all my creative energies, I will take a picture of the light I made Cathy for her birthday yesterday! I know that I love being here with my sweet husband, and that my kids are the greatest in the world! Laura is here at the snap of a finger, to help her Grandparents and parents!! 1.5 hours drive is a whole lot better than 24 hours to San Antonio, Texas! We are so happy she is home! She and Josh own the house that Kevin & I are living in, it is my old family home left to them by a very special Auntie!

Do you see the horse there? First picture it is not on, second picture it is on, but daylight, just showing the flowers around the horse! It is actually quite nice!

We had a wood shop made by the Amish and set it in the back yard so that Kevin can have a studio, and for storage of course! He took a little room for his reloading supplies, and gave me amuch larger room for my weaving, knitting, spinning, cropping, archiving, building, painting and playing clay!

Today he said the strangest thing to me, ” Babe, do you know you have two looms that we moved here you have not even woven on yet?”

One is an Ashford Tapestry loom and one is an old Union Rug Loom that is 4 harness, 6 treadles, floor loom???? I have no idea how to warp that loom!

I will have to go to the Folk School and learn to warp and weave on that bad boy! I wanted it to do rag rugs because my honey loves them so! (Oh, and I have a Circular Sock Machine I do not know how to use either!) I might have to go to NM to see my wonderful friend Juli to teach me to use the CSM!

Now since I have nothing to do, I think I will go and knit a face cloth, and read a little, wanna read a fun book——–Luanne Jones ‘Heathern Girls’ then ‘The Southern Comforts’.


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