Put a cork in it, Sydney. And get off my rug.
This is the Solmate Sock rug done on the black warp. I think it is striking. Do you like it?
We put 750 yards on the loom, so I am hoping they sell well.
I think the black warp sets off the vibrant colors in the rug. I have to thank my good friend, Chris, of Homestead Weaving
She suggested it, and I took her advice. She is seldom off the mark.
I was only going to go to the studio for a couple of hours, but then I got busy, and I stayed a lot longer than I planned.
Something has been bothering me, and I made a couple of purchases that I thought would help to ease my mind.
First off, Momma kitty, or Bubbalee, who lives outside of her own volition, is always thirsty. When I feed her in the morning, she drinks first, and eats later. So I bought her this. No more freezing water for you, little girl.
It holds one gallon of water, and if the temp falls below 40 degrees, it automatically starts heating it to that temp.
I think she loves it. Mr. Grayandwhite does, too.
You might call these Christmas presents to myself.....via Bubbalee.
I worry about her when the temps dip into the single digits. How can she stand that cold. She stays in the loft of the barn, but it is very cold up there. There are places you could put your hand out through the boards. It is a BARN. You've heard the term, "cold as a barn". There's a reason for that.
So I got her this. This is SO sweet.
She has a blanket, positioned in the middle of bags of selvedge. So I went up there, while she was eating, and I positioned a bunch of the bags behind her spot, and around one side. I tried to block the wind, without making her feel trapped. Then I put the pad right on top of her blanket.
I went up just before I left for the day, and she was laying right on it.....she jumped down as I approached, so I went over and put my hand on it. It was comfortably warm.
It was pretty dark up there, but you get the idea.
Now I am firmly lodged on the couch, going to get my pj's on, and do a little knitting, a little reading.
And tonight, Bubbalee will be warm, and sleep well.
And so will I.
Don't ya just love Christmas?