Friday, January 30, 2009

Below Zero





I've been working on my rug orders during the deep freeze. Jean's New Year's resolution to walk every day (with me, though it is not my resolution) has been disrupted by the biting cold wind,
and our desire to stay in close by our fires. This multicolor striped rug turned out much prettier than I hoped, since I sometimes think this kind of rug can be too chaotic, or conversely, muddy. This one stayed bright, and has been a cheerful piece of work. Now my warp is at an end.

The papery things were some leftovers that survived the old shop fire: a piece of treasured tissue paper from a children's book store where I worked, long before this farm, and weaving, and children ever happened. The pink paper lantern, oh, I never tire of these. The little left behind gift card says, Happy Birthday, Sofie. Love Mom.

I'm feeling sentimental because my good cat, Feltbackie, finally died. It's below zero, and I'm feeling a little numb. Probably it's grief. And that same day, I stepped on, and broke my glasses. My new rug, the old papery things, my good dead cat, and the broken glasses, though unrelated, are now inextricably lumped together in my memory.

6 comments:

Brittany Noel said...

That rug turned out to be really nice! It's like candy when you're young.

aj said...

Rest in peace Feltbackie. So sorry.

Susan said...

Thanks for the condolence, aj. Someone new will wander up the road to take her place...

Meg in Nelson said...

Lovely colors. I must say, I prefer this to the Depression piece.

Susan said...

I should probably not have called it the Depression piece! Thanks for liking my little rik-rak rug

frand said...

Are those rugs rosepath?? Very pretty~~
Fran in Calgary