Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Experience it.

On our way to Troy this morning, following the "Redneck Racing" car.
My daughter told me that it is "all about the experience".
I guess I don't get Redneck Racing. But that's OK.

We were on a mission to check out this old loom I saw on Craig's list.
It had all its pieces parts, it intrigued me, and the price was right.
Are you surprised that it came home with me???


It needs some serious cleaning, and because we really didn't have any help unloading it, we put it in the barn, sliding it down two large planks.
This week, I will clean it up, oil the moving parts, and get some help to load it back in the truck, drive it around to the front door, and bring it into the studio.
Then it will once again be warped and ready to weave on.
Notice......no treadles. Two beats of the beater bar changes the shed. Maybe when I get it inside, I will do a video of it in action.




Unexpected visit from Gabby, my granddaughter. Here she is with Mr. Spagetti Squash.
I was telling my daughter about my mother, and how she "forgets" to tell me when she has cardiac symptoms, and then when we get her to a doctor, she reveals all, and I feel like a moron.
My daughter said I should talk to my mother about that annoying little habit. I said, "Yeah, right."
I drew this face on, and told my daughter that she might as well go ahead and talk to Mr. Spagetti Squash.

Gabby, Miss Big Ears, was listening, and thought this was hysterical. So she had to hold him. The squash.


I made apple pies today.
Good thing.
My husband yelled at me earlier, when he was backing the truck up to the barn, to unload the loom. He said I was lousy at giving "back up" directions. He jumped out of the truck, held both his arms high in the air, and shouted, "What the hell does this mean?"

Tonight, he said, "This may be the best pie you've ever made."
I said, "Yeah, but I give lousy back up directions."
He said, " That's OK."



And it was delicious, if I do say so myself.
After all, it is all about the experience.

10 comments:

The Things We Carried said...

So this is evidence that if a pie is not the way to man's heart, it is the way to cooling his temper!

The Things We Carried said...

BTW Your grandaughter has a FABULOUS SMILE!

Hilary said...

I love the photo of your granddaughter.. so adorable. And I would have been sorely tempted to reply to arms in the air with fingers in the air.. just one on each hand, mind you. ;) The pie looks incredible!

Country Girl said...

Yeah, that's ok. Spousal back-up directions are always a bugger.
Beautiful smile on your granddaughter! And yes, your mother really needs to tell you more before the appointments!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

oh.. two arms up in the air? Around here that means TOUCHDOWN! LOL
Ohhh I can smell the apple pie in my mind, perhaps I need to bake one today too?

Your granddaughter is such a doll, and that smile is just amazing!

Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

A new toy!!! Congrats;) I would just love to see how the beater moves the shed! :) and.....the apple pie looks fabulous!!!

Daryl said...

Oh that grand of your's is adorable ... oh men and their directions .. pfffitttt ...

bspinner said...

Your granddaughter is a cutie!!!

New loom good for you. Can't wait to see it all cleaned up.

I have to admit I don't tell my kids all about my health issues either but on the other hand my DH knows everything in detail. Is you Mom alone?

What a fabulous looking pie!!!!!!!!!!

Delighted Hands said...

Congrats on the new loom. I have no doubt that you will have it up and weaving soon. I have laughter tears in eyes on the backing up story-we have the same 'discussion' evert time I help!

Sharon said...

Your granddaughter is an absolute pixie - what a gem! I think GDs are the best of all worlds.

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