Ten years ago when I was giving a presentation in Sante Fe that was the personal culmination of a year's worth of creative expresssion, a stranger asked if she could sit in and I agreed. She later gave me a framed drawing she had gotten from a trunk in a Taos art shop, of 'Deer Woman' - who is wearing a shawl with a stag, stars, land forms, feathers, leaves and birds woven into it - and has what appears to be weaving, on her lap. It is a fabulous image with a story written on the back and I have it hanging in a significant location. At the time I was not stitching or involved in fibre art. It seems like the seed of that gift is now growing, as I made a second shawl. I love how life spirals round like that. I have put some different materials in - one that works but I will avoid in future is silk rods because they stick to my iron.