Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What a day.

Whew. The loom that was gifted to me is almost operational.
I say that because the bolts are not all tight, and there are a couple of things I haven't figured out yet.
But still, I am very pleased.
My friend, Alice, and I, worked on it all afternoon. And the upstairs where it is residing is HOT.
But even though we didn't have a clue, and there were no pictures, nothing to go by at all, we got it together.
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An 8 harness jack in maple, and so far, it all appears to be there.
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I was also "on duty" in my Mimi role.

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And while it is a lot of work, it is also a lot of fun. Don't tell anyone, but I love every minute of it.
Someone likes the fiesta skirt that Mimi made her.
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And they both like Mimi's new porch.
In fact, when I offered them the option of going to the pool to swim, they declined.
No, they said, we want to stay here.

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They play very well together, and they go through a lot of paper.
Hmm, here's a note.
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Oh, yeah!! I like this!!!!!
Would that qualify as child labor.
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Then we had to go up in the loft of the barn. Here I am, again, like the paparazzi.
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And I wish I could claim artistic ability for this next shot, but I can't. I have no idea how this happened, but it is cool. The girls loved it. The comment was, "Wow, we look like rock stars."
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Busy, busy little girls. What are you after???
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Ah, that!
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Now I am sitting by the window, with a fan three feet from my head, because our air conditioner decided to take a little 'break', pun intended.
I am very, very tired. Hard work keeping up with a 5 and 6 year old.
But someday, I hope they will remember being kids at Mimi's crazy studio.
That can't be a bad memory to have.


Anonymous said...

Porches seem to be made for family time. That's probably why they chose to stay home. It just felt right.


re'New said...

I remember spending time at my gma's when I was a preteen. We would do crafts and go to the library and just hang out. All day... Only thing that could have made it better would have been if my pony could have come with me!

Anonymous said...

We used to love the hammock on Grandma's porch. And also going into her attic to see what treasures we could find. I have no doubt your girlies will remember this day. Snappy Di's Sissy

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your loom. Congratulations on your sweet sweet granddaughters!!

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