For Now

I say this quite frequently — For now, this will be fine. For now, this is good. I’m ok with it this way, for now. Two little words that carry a ton of meaning. FOR. There is purpose wrapped up in these three letters. Intention, will, focus and offering. This is FOR you. I do … Continue reading For Now

Marisol & Me

Oh Marisol, Marisol... Your given name says it all- Merry-go-rounds and parisols, Wide-eyed adventures, stories untold. *** Yet hearth and home, heather and loam, They call you back, n’er to roam. Content to spin yarns of shalom And scatter joy here in my home. *** Let us whirl our wool and sparkled light Sipping tea, … Continue reading Marisol & Me

All Things String

Following a line seems to be my favorite thing to do. Whether it is a line in my sketchbook pages... ...or spinning lines from wool... ...or weaving between the lines... ...my fascination grows as I go. More on all of these things coming soon! Just didn’t want you to think my love of yarn had … Continue reading All Things String

Revolution

It takes 365 days for the earth to make one full trip around the sun. That’s 8,760 hours. Or 525,600 minutes. Or 31,536,000 seconds. Small increments, tiny moments, so many ordinary events which create one revolution. Birthdays remind me of this. One more turning of the years has been made up of many days and … Continue reading Revolution

“I Will Never…”

I should have known better. It's happened a couple of times before. I said it years ago..."I will never knit socks." And then, somehow (I honestly don't remember what made me pick up teeny tiny needles and start knitting my first sock) I found myself knitting pairs of socks one right after the other. So … Continue reading “I Will Never…”

Filaments of Light

What is it about spinning? The wonder...the allure? Can someone even explain why? I will attempt to do so here, but at the end of it all...this fascination baffles me. From a certain viewpoint, taking fluff of various kinds and turning it into string seems incredibly strange, silly and perhaps even nonsensical. You know how … Continue reading Filaments of Light

Not Much & Everything

I'm popping in to say...well...not much. I just want to post. To touch base here on my blog, to any and all who might be visiting. To say life is grand when making things is heading in directions you love. To say that even when life isn't so grand, making things makes it more tolerable, … Continue reading Not Much & Everything

‘Round the World & Going Again

When I was a young girl, my dad had a sing-song chant he would say every now and then: Jennifer, Jennifer my girlfriend... 'Round the world and goin' again! I loved this little ditty and I looked forward to actually traveling around the world someday. Though I have not traveled nearly as much as I … Continue reading ‘Round the World & Going Again

The Summer of Weaving

There once was a girl named Jenny Whose interests were varied and many... Crochet and knitting Stitching and spinning Drawing and painting aplenty. *** To choose only one of them filled her with gloom. There must be a way to give all of them room. So lines and colors Fibers and textures She wove all … Continue reading The Summer of Weaving

Spinning My Wheels

I sit at a wheel running hither and yon over miles of asphalt ribbon Some so worn and shredded with potholes my car can scarcely bear the beating. *** Mile after mile, driving me from word to endless words.. I can hardly think, let alone tap into any source of light, joy, meaning. I sit … Continue reading Spinning My Wheels