Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Well, that's a revolting turn of events.

Actually, there are several, right???

So what am I doing over here??
Well, for some reason, I am unable to upload photos to my Word Press site, a very disturbing development, since I have paid dearly for that web site.

So, here I am.....for today at least.....and hope that you find me.

The good news is that my newest grandson has arrived. 


He  came into the world quickly, like he couldn't wait.  As you can see he has a welcoming committee.   His brother and sister have been waiting, and not patiently either.


For several days, this big sister wanted nothing but HIM.......she has calmed down finally.  But imagine how exciting it was for her!!
Look at that smile!


My couch finally came back, and it is definitely BRIGHT.   It's not exactly what I expected, the swatch did not show all those flowers.  But it's ok, I think I like it anyway.
My daughters comments: 
                                            "Mom, it looks like it could have been on Mad Men."

                                            "Mom, it's you."


Ok, then.

Lois and I started walking on the quite not finished "bike  trail" that is supposed to be going from just north of NYC, all the way to Montreal.  At least there aren't as many ticks, since all the foliage on the shoulders has been leveled.


I am still sewing for "dress a girl around the world", and I decided to whip up my own bias tape.
You can only buy solid colors in the store, and I was wanting something a little more zippy.




My cilantro is growing in the window.
It makes me feel sane.

Because the world outside is making me feel a little crazy.


I have never seen this kind of pandemonium in my lifetime, and I am sure most of us haven't.
I went to the grocery store today, and the reality of it hit me.  No bananas.  No tuna.  No mayonnaise.  No toilet paper.  No paper towels.  Very little bread.  
Soup aisle decimated.
I didn't look, but was told there was NO MEAT.
Not that I cared, but all the boxed mac and cheese was gone.

People were shopping, but making a concerted effort to keep their distances.
All the while, they were filling their carts.........it was very obviously not a regular shopping trip.

I don't mind staying home.  I'm very good at it.  I amuse myself quite well, and always have since I was a kid.  Maybe it was something that went along with being an only child.
I have weaving, sewing, and a ton of other projects to keep me busy.  I'll be ok.
But seeing  all this happening, I, for one,  feel the need for some introspection, and I imagine that many of you do.
It seems to me that while we have progressed in so many ways, we have still lost our way.
Honestly, I am without words.


This, still, makes sense.


 Weaving, I relax, and I let the rhythm of the loom soothe me.




Stay in the day.

More true now than ever.





Tuesday, December 3, 2019

My blog has moved....but you don't have to miss it.   Click HERE to read my latest post.

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Hope to see you there.


Friday, November 8, 2019

I'll keep posting here, for the next few times I post,  with a link to my latest post

HERE

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

There's a new post  HERE

And under the comment section there is a place for you to sign up for email notifications every time I post!!!!!!!!
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See you there.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

  New post:



                                        An extra hour




Thursday, October 31, 2019

New post

Until I figure this out, I will put a link here when I post, so everyone can find it.
I will also put a link on the side bar.

NEW POST



Monday, October 28, 2019

It's done!

   


My new web site is up and running.  I would like to take credit for it, but of course I can't.   The young man who did all the work, was kind enough to say that I helped, and of course, I gave him the photos and the text, but he did the heavy lifting.   I could never have built this web site by myself.

Crazy as a Loom Weaving Studio

Please look it over, and give me your feedback.  I hope you like it as well as I do.
I am especially in love with the logo, top left of the home page.  He really nailed it.

There are only 10 items for sale on it for now.   I have the big Hudson Mohawk Weaver's Guild show coming up Nov 21-24, in Latham, NY.  I will wait until that is over, and then I will seriously list everything in the shop.

He was unable to bring my whole blog over to the site, there are so many posts since 2007.  But he brought over the last 10 posts, and a link back here, if someone is of the mind to read old stuff.
I will not delete this blog, but leave it here for whoever might want to read it.  And to be honest, I am always going back myself, to find out when I went somewhere, or when something in particular happened.  It's here, in my blog, most often.

So here it is:   For future use.

Crazy as a Loom Blog

Or you can just go to www.crazyasaloom.com  and click on the blog heading on the right.

I think that this is way overdue.  I probably should have done it years ago.   It's all about investing in myself, and in what I love.   It's a web site that I can be proud of.   I realize now how amateurish my old site was, and why it didn't encourage anyone to hang around at all.
My assignment for quiet evenings is to watch You Tube videos about Woo Commerce, because I will have to get comfortable with listing products.  I am hoping to have  a hefty amount of greeting cards, a lot of dish towels, and a ton of clothes up by the end of the year, which, btw, is not all that far away.

On other fronts, I have managed to gather a good stash of vintage books, destined for paper crafting this winter.

It's a time for sweaters, and hot tea, and planning projects.........right now, the weather is holding.  But we know that won't last for long.

So check it out.......please comment......I hope you like it.

See you over there.

Hilary





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