To hear that I helped to encourage weaving with my potholder loom, that I made a little girl's day with a twirly skirt made from leftover jeans.......well, winter just doesn't feel so cold, if you know what I mean.
We could do one of those "priceless" commercials. Cause that's what it is: priceless.
Some of you have remarked about my generous giveaway. The truth of the matter is, I'M the winner here. My little giveaway is nothing, compared to the generosity of heart and spirit that you bring to my blog.
I thank you.
When the pipes to the kitchen sink froze a couple of weeks ago, I had to clean out the cupboard under the sink, so I could attempt to thaw them out, and when I did, I found this.
I have no idea how long I have had it. But I found some batteries, and then we put the remote out in the kitty solar house.
So while it is 58 degrees in my kitchen.......old farm houses, ya gotta love em........it is 23 degrees in the solar house. If Bubbalee or Bunnynose were to get in there, the temp would go up quite quickly.
Just one of the entertainment factors here in Kingsbury. Just so you know.
Now, in the course of all the weaving done at Crazy as a Loom, there are lots of partial spools of warp left over. They accumulate, and accumulate.
So in an effort to reduce the clutter, and to use up good warp that is a tad annoying because none of them are full rolls, we used up about half a box of them putting on two warps. It feels so good to USE things up, and not throw them out.
And it makes a nice warp.
This is going to be placemats, and smaller bags. We put 50 yards on, so there is enough for both.
Oh, look, here's a bag now!!!
And another one! The weft on this one is leftover from an antique rug I tore apart.
The day was not all easy. My Necchi sewing machine, the mainstay of my tote construction, is on the fritz. I got a thread caught in the bobbin, and by the time I got out what I could, it wasn't working anymore. My cousin came over, and we took it apart, but to no avail. I am
stupid fearless about taking it apart, even though I don't have a clue.
This machine will sew the seams of these big bags, like no other small machine. The reason is that it is GEAR driven, and not BELT driven. I bought it at KMart, when a salesman did a demo. I told him if he could sew these two sides of a tote together, I would buy it. ( I brought the thickess one I had :)
It did, and I did.
But right now, it is NOT driven, so it is off to the repair shop in the morning. I hope it isn't gone long.
But the best part of my day, other than reading all your encouraging comments, was this.
All packed up, and ready to go, an order. But this was an order for rugs on the shelf, rugs I have already made. That's the best. Making what I want to make, what moves me, what I love, creating them as I go, and having someone buy them off my web site. It reaffirms my decision to "consider custom orders". Period.
It was like a voice from the universe, "Do what you love, girl.....do what you love."