A year of Listening, Week 12

Go on with a spirit that fears nothing. -- Homer These words reside on my refrigerator door.  I have given these words no notice, no thought for months. Today is a cranky day.  Going on is not as appealing as staying in pajamas. The spirit is cowering.  Who gave me this magnet?  Why have I … Continue reading A year of Listening, Week 12

Evaluation and Commissioned Work

I began accepting commissioned work over 40 years ago; it remains an important part of my textile time.  Two weeks ago I found myself praying for the courage of my gifts.  I was in the middle of a custom table runner in which I was combining favorite techniques, new tools, and an unfamiliar size.  The delivery date … Continue reading Evaluation and Commissioned Work