I love these rugs. The colors are so soft and soothing.
While I was gone, my basil was going to seed. So when you are about to lose your basil, you make pesto. I washed it, and had it sitting in the colander in the sink. My husband warned me that I needed to do something with it fast. He hates basil, and the smell was making him crazy.
It isn't pretty, but oh, it is marvelous.
It is so easy to make. I just threw the basil and some olive oil, some pine nuts, some parmesan cheese, and big, fresh cloves of garlic into the blender.
Then I pour it into ice cube trays, and as soon as it is frozen solid, I popped them out, and put the pesto cubes into a gallon zip lock bag.
Now I know I don't need another loom, but seriously, folks, when did that ever stop me?
And this time, it isn't my fault. I didn't search the loom out, it found me.
I was about to leave the studio today, and the phone rang. It was an amazing call. An offer for a loom, a FREE loom.
OMG, heart be still.
So tonight, after dinner, my husband and I went to look at it, only 12 miles away. The gentleman on the phone had told me that his father had made the loom 30 years ago. So I was kind of expecting a somewhat primitive loom. Nothing could have been further from the truth.
The man that built this loom was an artisan, pure and simple.
The loom is apart, but from what I could see, it is an 8 harness, 10 treadle jack, 48" wide, with a high castle. There is a bench, a warping board, and more. The man who owns it, and his wife, are moving to Florida, and want someone to have the loom, someone who will use it.
Now .......where to put it?????
I am so excited. I think I will be getting it next Monday or Tuesday. I only hope I can get it all put together.
Now I need your help.
When I make the placemats with the fringe-y sides, I trim the edges off. I have been saving the bits and pieces that I trim off, and now I am racking my poor brain, trying to figure out what to do with them.......zero waste, ya' know.
Someone suggested using them for stuffing, but I want to use them for something that showcases all the wonderful, bright colors.
So what do you think? Any ideas?
It has been a long day, and a longer week. Tomorrow is two rugs, in white, off white, and light terracotta.
I am so easy to please sometimes.