Monthly Archives: September 2022

Farewell to the Queen

When an Elder of great wisdom, panache and grace moves through to the end of her days, it creates an energy wave through the collective unconscious.

I have been contemplating the metaphoric and psychological impact of the passing of the Queen, and have been surprised by how deeply saddened I am by her death.

Even though our closest contact with her have been the images of her that we carry in our pockets and the stamps that carry our mail to and fro…..

there is still a grieving process for her moving on….

it brings up the deaths and grieving for the ones that we are close to and miss so deeply.

The tiny Paddington in my photo has been part of my life for more than 40 years, and is looking his age.

He wishes her blessings upon her journey, too!


Filed under grief

A favorite loom for weaving narrow bands

One of my favorite forms of weaving is narrow band weaving.

This little loom is one of my most favorite looms ever.

I designed and built it over many years, starting with an antique wooden butter box that is older than I am.

My father in law used several of them in his workshop as drawers.

When he passed, we inherited one of them and slowly over the years, I have built this small loom with it.

Back in 2015, I posted about the beginnings of this little loom. Here’s the LINK to that post.

I am working hard on finishing up several new pieces to apply to enter them into a show.

I am using the narrow bands woven on this loom in some of the new pieces.

It makes me so happy to weave on this loom…. it feels like it came out of a fairy tale.


Filed under band loom, Loom & looms & small loom weaving, personal stuff, upcycling, weaving & handwoven, woodwork