Monday, February 6, 2017

I Know...It has been a long time...

Victoria and Alex - July 10, 2016
Ava - Flower Girl
Last May I had an aortic valve replacement.  And breathing complications with fluid filling the pleural cavity.  And an allergic reaction to one of the medications given in the hospital.  And several hospital stays, etc. Finally, my lovely pulmonologist gave me steroids to help my appetite and energy levels. My middle son, Alex, married his Victoria in July. Adam, Alicia and Ava came to the farm a week before the wedding. Some of my siblings and I had rented a camp on Saranac Lake for after the wedding and I was able to enjoy all of it! And I made the flower girls fairy crowns out of wire and nail polish.
Faith, Cait, Paul, Meg
 Went to cardio rehab all fall finishing up near Christmas but in January they found that a spot on my lung is growing and February 16 I am back down to Memorial Sloan Kettering for surgery to remove it.  Hospital stay is approximately 5 days and I have no idea how this recovery is going to play out.

Meanwhile, I had been starting to weave some.  Wove some towels for gifts...another 13 towels for a customer...a rainbow scarf...
Rainbow Towels
Towels in Green
Blue Plaid towels
Infinity Wrap
Rainbow Scarf
 So life goes on...Hopefully after this next surgery the year will be a productive one for me!  Meanwhile, Hannah is keeping me good company and we walk everyday with a friend and her corgi...

And yes...I went to Washington for the
Women's March

Magic keeping warm with


  1. That rainbow scarf is just beautiful, and congrats on living your life full. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and complete healing -

    1. Thank you, Karen! I am hoping for an uncomplicated surgery and quick recovery! Then...back to weaving and horses! I love seeing your photographs, by the way!

  2. Such beautiful weaving!! I have not done any in years but it is such an art! and you are obviously very accomplished at it. I hope you are doing well and recover quickly. found your blog through This Old House 2. Take care and Happy Valentine's Day!

    1. Thank you, Melody! I love what I do so much!! I am recovering though it is going to take longer than I had anticipated...