A year ago today I began to post about my weaving. Here was my first post. A fairly simple and straight forward post about my first piece.
When I started this blog, it was to record “my journey into the world of weaving”. I had no idea where this journey would take me! I hoped the blog would serve as a journal, detailing my different projects and hopefully showing my progress! I did join the WeaveRing because I thought it would be nice to find other weavers and perhaps have them find me.
I did not know how big the world of weaving is! It was wonderful to connect with other weavers in the United States such as Leigh in Southern Appalachia, Peg in South Carolina, and Alice in Virginia. But I had no idea I would soon connect with Cally in Scotland, Meg in New Zealand, and Elsa in Finland! I am so grateful to these weavers and all the others who have visited my blog, especially those who have left helpful and insightful comments! All that has helped me grow as a weaver.
As to my growth, I look back at this posting and remember the panic I felt and how overwhelmed I was, and realize how far I have come. Tangled, broken, or mis-threaded ends no longer make me doubt my abilities. Instead, after a deep breath, I figure out what I have to do to correct or readjust.
I am a better person for this weaving experience! Weaving does center me (thus, the name of this blog!) And by no means is the learning process at an end! I have so much to learn! And I love that! I look forward to the next leg of this journey and the next.
Now it is off to Italy I go! We leave this Saturday and return May 29th. I am very excited but I will be just as excited to return home and weave!