And we listed the dryer for sale. It may also have a buyer. I wish we had gone straight to the propane dryer we have now and skipped the fancy electric one that cost us more than a thousand dollars in generator/off grid power system repairs this past winter. Lessons learned.
I finished a thing I started many years ago. I plaited the warp threads and hung it on river driftwood from the Tanana. I adorned it with bone and stones and beads from jewelry no one wears anymore. Mounted on the wall, it will bring goddess energy to someone's home. There is something incredibly satisfying, oh so liberating, to finish things that have been languishing in the back of my mind, at the bottom of my project list, for so long. There are more languishing projects waiting for me. I'm looking forward to releasing them into the world.
Avery cries, suddenly and with passion, every time I go out of her line of sight. She is not a huge fan of mama working - and this weekend is a marathon of weaving work under a tight deadline - so we are learning to negotiate between her needs for closeness and attention and the very real need for me to do the meticulous and time consuming work of weaving that helps to pay the bills. She's a little monkey, clinging to me, reaching out from the safety that I am to her to touch the world.