"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Finished ~ Into the Peace Of The Done

I finally finished weaving the 8th rug on my loom. I am happy with the colorful rugs , all with a bit of turquoise in them, and all for our home use. Usually I have in mind the option of selling some of my rugs after weaving, but this batch of rugs is for personal happiness ~ because the colors make me happy !

I have also finished spinning , plying, & dyeing several skeins of yarn from the wool fleeces of my Jacob sheep. There is such a feeling of satisfaction when I have raised the sheep that produce the wool fleeces I have sheared and turn into yarn .

My sheep are due to have their lambs within the next 2 months and that has me excited with anticipation. Every year brings it's own joys and excitement, and new lambs rate pretty high on my scale in achieving that.

Anyway, I have finally finished some things that have been in the works for awhile around here and have the tangible proof for all to see that yes, I really do finish my projects and goals. "Motivation is when you see your dreams put on work clothes." AU  and "Out of the strain of the doing , into the peace of the done." Julia Woodruff


Unknown said...

Awesome. You live the life I have always dreamed of, but not possible where I live and have lived. Very hard work, but being self sufficient is so very rewarding.
You are brilliant.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love your 'happy' rugs!

I am truly impressed and inspired by the work that you do.

Those two quotes that you closed your post with are great. Thank you.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Bee Lady said...

Those colors make me happy too. Good for you for making something for yourself. I am a part of a spinning group that meets once a month. We also demonstrate weaving at the fair. I don't have a loom, but I weave a rug a year at the fair. I love them.

Cindy Bee

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing things up. It's such a great feeling to accomplish something.

joanne said...

love that feeling I get when I'm finished with a project, especially one that is a labour of love. Love the colours, beautiful. Have a lovely Sunday and enjoy the spring weather!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It is gratifying to complete a project and I like the colours in your rug. I'm glad turquoise or aqua has made a comeback as I always liked this colour.

Connie said...

Beautiful work, Kathy! I'm sure it is very satisfying to finish a piece, especially when you are making it for your own use. The colors are very pretty.

Deborah Montgomery said...

New lambs, how much fun! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.