After last week’s busyness, this week I have had all the time in the world and not a lot I could do in it. Too many late nights slaving over the laptop have apparently taken their toll and my neck completely seized up. It was painful on Sunday and Monday, worse on Tuesday and excruciating by Wednesday. My over-the-counter painkillers clearly weren’t working and I was getting very little sleep… all in all, a bad time. However, I got some stronger meds from the doctor — I am very limited in what I can take because of allergies — and an appointment with an osteopath, so at this point I am feeling much brighter (and as though my arms actually belong to my body). I was instructed to stay away from the computer for a few days, but this is me now feeling well enough to sneak back for a brief post!

It is all the more frustrating because I have this on the loom…

blue-pink warp ready

…but was unable to progress any further than a couple of samples to test the width after finishing.

And my poor students had their first class with the slowest and grumpiest teacher imaginable! I will have to make it up to them this week.

Some brighter news today, however. One of the Sunday papers, Scotland on Sunday, has a wee feature in their ‘At Home’ magazine each week in which they do a Q & A with an artist or craft maker. This week it was my turn, so here I am:


Fortunately, the photographer visited a few weeks ago when I wasn’t the Grumpy Old Witch, though smiling and weaving and looking at the camera at the same time was a bit more than I could carry off…

interrupted” was posted by Cally on 29 Sept 2013 at

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7 Responses

  1. Karen
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    Hi Cally

    Sorry to hear about your neck, and I’m glad to see you are feeling lots better. Funnily enough, both Paul and I are suffering with our necks, too. We will go to our chiropractor, if it hasn’t improved over the next week or so. See you soon,


    • Cally
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      Oh no, not your neck too! Mum told me that your surgery went well and I was going to email you once you got home – but then of course found myself banned from using the computer! I hope recovery is proceeding well, neck notwithstanding.

  2. Sheila Carey
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    I hope you are feeling well again soon. I was so glad that I could actually read the whole newspaper article in the photo. You are one of the designers/makers who inspire me!

  3. Meg
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    Yay for a nice article, and another for Stuart for his yet-another talent!

  4. Sandra Rude
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    Rest! Rest! It’s the best medicine, really. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  5. neki rivera
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    take care. those neck injuries are not only painful but can develop into other ailments. ask me how i know.

  6. Margreet
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    Cally, sorry to read about your neck. Hope you’ll soon be ready for weaving again with that lovely warp!

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