I Can Crow!

It is out. It arrived today in my mailbox. And although I have read it a thousand times before now, it still makes me feel exuberant.

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Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, the magazine for Handweavers Guild of America (HGA), published my article.

There it is on page 34.

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Starting on January 19, 2018, I began this blog to chronicle the amazing journey that changed my life. The journey changed my perspective on the world and myself. It kicked me into challenging my abilities as a weaver, a singer, and a writer.

For the first time, an experience that I cared enough about to write down has taken its place on a national stage. Admittedly, the audience is a niche audience. But my words are out there.

As excited as I am, I remember the lesson of Antarctica. I am insignificant. It is the world around me and all of its inhabitants that give me life.

I am humbled that I was chosen to tell the weaving part of this story. The rest you can find in the archives of Talkin’ to Myself.

With my undying gratitude to the Handweavers Guild of America, and everyone at Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot especially the editor, Sally Orgren and her staff; Here is the final version of Weaving Antarctica.

Weaving Antarctica


Categories: Antarctica, Edward Bransfield Commemorative Tartan, Scottish Registry of Tartan, Tartan, Travel, Uncategorized, WeavingTags: , , ,


  1. Congratulations Gael! So happy for you.

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  2. How great to know you’re being read by a broader community and one where your passions are. Congratulations. Great job.

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  3. I am still rather stunned by it all. Excuse me, I have to go weave something! hehehehe

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  4. How exciting! Congratulations!!

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  5. Some words or some yarn? 😆

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  6. Sincere congratulations! Can you provide a link to your article?


  7. It’s at the bottom of my piece. On my screen it is green. It is the very last line and says Weaving Antarctica. If you can’t get there let me know. I will try to send it to you by email.


  8. Crow as much as you like, your article/journal is a fantastic read, and your weaving is superb, Congratulations Gael, now I’ve nearly missed my breakfast xx must go……


  9. NOOOOO!!!! You must eat! You need your strength to keep writing!!!! Thank you for the wonderful words. I am so glad you liked it.


  10. A pleasure and a treat for me. I’ll go to your post and see if I can send you some pics of Carole’s macrame. xx

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  11. Would LOVE THEM!!!! Thanks you!


  12. I’m searching my Onecloud now…

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  13. Hi Gael, here’s some links to the photos of Carole’s macrame, I’ve them proudly on display under my courtyard verandah. https://1drv.ms/u/s!Asumt4cZ9A65g_Vvv4vG9UdNERJtUg
    I hope they work for you, Cheers. Ivor.

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  14. WOW!!! She has some real vision! And talent! I need a machine to do the work for me, she uses her hands. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with me.

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  15. I have saved them all to my computer. May I use them in a story? Something is cooking in my brain as I saw them.

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  16. Yes, there my treasured memento’s, and my outdoor living has a special aura…..

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  17. Oh of course, that would be lovely, xx

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