It may or may not have taken some moments to figure out where I was in the process, but I figured it out and did some weaving.
It’s even more interesting to help them navigate their frustrations. This is also known as asking them not to whine, to find a nicer way to ask for what they want.
It’s getting close to Thanksgiving here in the US. And I’d like to say that I’m thankful for all these buttons. I can’t see how I’d ever use all of them, but they sure are fun to play with.
Sometimes it’s an easy fix: change a setting, switch to a different presser foot, rethread the machine. Other times it’s a total mystery. What did I do wrong this time?
Our grief might never go away completely, but there comes a time when we can celebrate what we’ve loved, even after it’s gone. Celebrations of what we loved about them, how they touched our lives, how we’re different—different-better—because of them.
When we find the easy way, and explore that a few times, our safety zone expands, sometimes even beyond what we thought we could do by pushing ourselves. Oddly enough, this small, seemingly slow approach usually gets bigger, better results and faster.
It’s a radical experience. We’re often told that we have to work hard, push through the pain or obstacles, and get strong. Maybe not.
It’s easy to overlook how wonderful it is to spend real time, in person, with people you hold dear. Not to mention, it’s fun to see new places and meet new people.
For various, not particularly dramatic, reasons, it’s also been a stressful summer. Some of the stressors are related to good things, and some aren’t so good. Some are petty; some are significant. Mostly, it’s life, which comes with good and bad, easy and not so easy.
I recently took a class in how to make handwoven shoe laces. I could tell you it’s because I’d always been a bit curious about tablet weaving. Or that I’d heard this instructor was really good.