Questions and Choices

Living brings about a lot of questions, and requires we make a lot of choices. Some of the questions and choices are much more serious than others, but I thought I’d share a few of those things that have been niggling at my brain for awhile.

I am not an instinctive cook. My daughter seems to do just fine without necessarily following a recipe – without a recipe, and sometimes with one, my dishes could be inedible. But – recipes bring up questions. They call for a clove of garlic, for instance – in my experience, cloves of garlic vary greatly in size, so if my cloves are quite small, should I increase the number? How big is a “medium” onion? Some of my celery stalks are quite skinny, does that matter? Some of my carrots are larger than others. Does it matter?

Why do people choose Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren? Their ideologies are very close. Will this country ever really elect a woman for president?

Is the electoral college of any value in today’s world?

How did this country ever vote to make Trump president? When did character and integrity quit meaning something?

Why is one of my cats afraid of his shadow, and the other overly talkative?

What am I going to do with all the items I’m weaving? One comes off the loom, another goes on. When I start something new, I am obsessive. Why is that?

But – the biggest question of all – where is my gardener, my housekeeper, my masseuse? I’m sure I was meant to have one of each. That would certainly be my choice.

So – off that tangent, on to another. A few of my recent woven pieces, just because I have them and feel like sharing:

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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16 Responses to Questions and Choices

  1. Ruth says:

    I love the subtle greys in the first one, Carol – beautiful! ❤

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  2. loisajay says:

    Carol–these are beautiful! The runner on the table–did you do that, also?

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    • Carol says:

      thank you, Lois. No, I didn’t do the runner on the table – I picked that up in Panama City several years ago when a friend took me on a cruise. I do plan to do some table runners, but they won’t be as elaborate as that one.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful colors and the weaving is interesting. So pretty.

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  4. dawnkinster says:

    I love the first one and the third one. So pretty. Looks like so much work! But I bet time just flies by when you’re working on something. I don’t know the answers to any of your questions, but I do know we’re probably stuck with a choice between two old white dudes again. Sigh. I was truly hoping to see a woman as president before I die. They better hurry up. I swear, this isn’t that hard.

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  5. leendadll says:

    WOW… those pieces are all REALLY nice!!
    If you haven’t already, open an ebay store.

    I think the orange menace is proof that the electoral college is no longer of value!!

    As for cats, they have personalities like people. I love how each of my kitties is so unique, and how they change as one dies or they get accustomed to a new stray!

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    • Carol says:

      Have been trying to come up with selling options. Thought about Etsy, which I resist, had not thought of eBay. Hmmm.


      • leendadll says:

        lol… I meant etsy. They’re more popular than ebay, esp for handcrafted goods. But quick-post selling sites (OfferUp, Mercari, Poshmark), where people don’t tend to post great pics or elaborate descriptions, might be worth trying! I know Poshmark has flat shipping price for everything so it’s one less thing to work out.

        That said, if I was looking for a hand woven scarf (as, oddly, I often am), shawl, or pashmina then I would go to etsy first

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        • Carol says:

          I’ve heard they’re increasing fees so what the seller gets is being reduced. It also means I’d have to increase my asking price. I’d love to keep it simple . . . Is that even possible these days?


          • leendadll says:

            Simple appears to be old skool.
            I’d check Poshmark… there’s a LOT of variety there, in both items and quality. If it’s not expensive to use then it might work out.


  6. Carol — Your woven pieces are gorgeous. Simply gorgeous!

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  7. My gosh your ‘pieces’ are beautiful.

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  8. lisa says:

    I believe you’ve found your creative outlet. Your woven scarves are simply beautiful. If online sales is not working out, Is there a consignment shop close to you? That might be a good place to start. Or a local merchant who might give you some shelf space. I’m more of an improvisational cook…unless I’m baking and then I follow that darn recipe to the last detail. I would most certainly vote for a woman president. I hope there is one soon I would be willing to support. For me, Hilary was a hot mess and Warren absolutely does not appeal to me on any level. I will not vote for a woman simply because of gender. I would have loved to have seen the likes of Condoleezza Rice run for high office. I also like Nikki Haley. And, I think your gardener, housekeeper and masseuse are somewhere on vacay in the tropics with mine!

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    • Carol says:

      Thank you! I’m loving it. I need to get more serious about sales possibilities – so far, I’ve taken the lazy man’s approach and if it happens, fine. I’ve done some exploring of possibilities, but must do more.


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