Crazy as a Loom

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wham Bam

Thank you, Tammy!!!!!
I had an order that had to get done by Christmas. I had the loom ready, the fabric cut, and I just needed a partner.
Tammy had today off from her regular job, so she came over.

We wove a 6'x 8' rug, hemmed it, packed it, and it will be on its way to British Columbia on Monday. We were slammin'.


Tomorrow I will finish up the last red scarf, I think it might be my favorite.


I love color, but texture moves me, too.


Thanks to Hilary, over at The Smitten Image, for her comment about the hawk, and what it means to see one.

"Hawks are visionaries and messengers. As a totem they help to open the higher chakras so that we may hear and see the visions and messages that Spirit and the Universe are always sending our way. There is never a moment when the Universe is not trying to get a message through to us but we are so often too busy or unaware of what it is we need to be watching for! Hawk helps us to not only be aware that we are receiving a message but how to interpret them. The realm of symbols is also the realm of Hawk for Hawk is able to soar high above the earth to soar on the breath of Spirit, to commune with Spirit and thus understand through the intuitive level what the message means and with their keen eyesight, how to implement it once they return to earth through seeing the broader picture below.
Many of the messages Hawk may bring are about freeing yourself of thoughts and beliefs that are limiting your ability to soar above your life and gain a greater perspective."

That is what I want, a greater perspective. I want to soar.
Have you ever dreamt that you were flying? I always love those dreams.

What I really want to do is fly away from all this cold weather. Somewhere warm and sunny. I can't weave next to the pellet stove for 4 months, can I???


Anonymous said...

I have had a recurring dream over the past 30 or 40 years. Always that I am flying over the neighborhood that I grew up in. It's in vivid color and I always feel happy the next day after having the dream.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

I am pretty awesome!!!!


Theresa said...

Beautiful rug and it must have been nice to have a weaving partner if just for this piece. Weaving can be such a solitary pursuit! I think you have wonderful floors in that old house
Lovely observation on the Hawk and it's meaning. Thank you for sharing!
Hope it warms up enough that you can move away from the pellet stove!
I've never found them quite as heat producing as a regular wood stove, but those pellets sure do make it easy to load!

Country Girl said...

Thank God for friends. Your rug turned out beatifully.
Love the song that's playing: Damien Rice's Delicate.

Gail said...

The rug is amazing. I cannot believe y'all got that finished in one day. Fantastic. "Getting by with a little help from my friends."

Hilary said...

Wow.. glad you got that beauty done thanks to Tammy. Thank YOU for the shout-out. Much appreciated. :)

Sharon said...

I always love your rugs. I am inspired to make one myself one day. As for living someplace warm, I grew up in San Diego. Have you ever seen the movie LA Story where Steve Martin as the weatherman is throwing magnetic sunny faces at the weather forecast map? I hated that climate - so uninspired. I'm cold tonight and under snow but I don't ever want to live in LA Storyland again.

Karen said...

beuatiful rug, and scarf!! We have a rigid heddle loom around here (a rescue missing the heddle) that I was thinking of not keeping, now that has changed to getting it funtional to make scarves. thank you for the inspiration,your photos are wonderful.

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