Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Before the headache

Not  long ago, the Times Union, the main newspaper in Albany, NY, called me about doing an article for their magazine, called Life at Home.
Two people came, on different days.
First the photographer came, and took LOTS of photos.  And he wanted to do a video.
ACK!!!!
But I agreed, after all, who in their right mind turns down FREE PRESS???
Not I.

Several days later, the writer showed up, and interviewed me.  The article will appear in the January issue of Life at Home.
But today, I got an email, telling me the video is on their Facebook page.
So without further ado, here is ME, before the freaking headache, looking and acting normal.
Well, normal for me.
So stop complaining that I never post pictures of myself.
This oughta last you a long time.
Jokes aside, he did a great job.

35 comments:

Marsel said...

What a blast! You have a very natural television presence...time for a PBS show. :) I love that the cats made the cut, too!

Valerie said...

Very well done! What?... no Sydney in the credits?!

Lili said...

Gosh, that was fantastic Hilary! You are a natural and it was so fun to hear your voice and "see" you in person. You truly are a master of your craft and it was so much fun to learn more about it. ~Lili

Deb said...

Enjoyed that, Hilary. You make it all look so simple but I know it takes a lot of practice. If you were nervous it didn't show. You are a natural. Kitties did so well, too. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

LA said...

Yeah!!! What a wonderful job...both with your TV presence and the video clip!!!! I'm so glad they got a shot of the kitty, too!!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Fabulous movie and so nice to see and HEAR you too. Looks easy enough although I can see that a great deal of preparation goes into getting the loom and the socks ready for use. Thanks for sharing this with us! Loved it.

barazile, livpåIrland said...

ooooooo, i love it,
what a wonderful treat to see you in action on a Solemate Sock rug (spelling???)
and Sydney's gorgeous face at the end....
i could do that kinda weaving, lovely and chunky and colourful and warm and inviting and not too much worrying about complex patterns,
you have given me another "thing to do" in my life.
hope that headache is getting sorted for you...
regards
liz in ireland

SDQuilter said...

I am in awe, great video, I shared it to Facebook. Congratulations on the magazine spread!

linda said...

Very impressive ~ and great to see you "in person!" Your hair looks f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s.

PBS SHOULD do a special on you, wouldn't that be a hoot? Nice to see the kitties as an integral part of the work process, loved the "kitty pretties" in the opening shot...loved the video!

Glad to hear that you do finally have an answer to the headache ~ keep us posted. Do you think it might be dealt with before Christmas?

Karen said...

Hilary, I LOVE this!! And now I can put a voice to the face! What a great video... also fun to watch how those rugs are made, it takes A LOT of work!...

I can see the PBS special now, wouldn't that be wonderful? Congrats to you - this is such a nice thing to be a part of.

Country Girl said...

Oh, I loved this video, Hilary. You sound just like I thought you would. It's so fun seeing people in real life (well, sort of real life here) that I've been writing to and reading for years. Bravo!

(Love that the kitties are also in this).

Cheryl said...

What a great video! It was fun to see you at work and to see what the sock rugs are all about. The kitties were a great addition to the video. :-)

Delighted Hands said...

Wonderful video-so glad you let us have a preview!!!! You will feel good again soon.....

Sojourner Design said...

Couldn't find the video. Link please?

Hartwood Roses said...

For all this time, I've been reading about Soulmate Sock rugs, and I never put it together that they're actually MADE from socks! I loved watching this, hearing you, and I agree with everyone else ... you are a natural. The kitties are the icing on the cake.

Sojourner Design said...

Thanks Hillary... so wonderful to see you on video! A 750 yard warp. Oh my.

Donna S. said...

Very cool!!!

Karen said...

Enjoyed it very much.

claudia w said...

I love seeing you in action! That was fun! And it's great to see the furbabies "live and in furson".

Anonymous said...

I have wondered how the string of socks became a rug. If I were closer, I would love to have lessons. Love the colors and the kitties. Hope you are feeling better. Ruth Ann

Sweetpea said...

OHHH, that was just splendid!!!!!

Cami said...

This is a great video! It's fun to see you in action!

spindrift,me said...

Love the music. Love the kitties. Love your video 'presence'--you are a natural! And now I finally 'get' how you make your gorgeous sock rugs. I will have a whole lot of room in my brain now that I don't have to puzzle that out for myself. Speaking of brains--hope you get some good news soon about yours, and hope a fix is in the works in no time. ;o)

Frank's Corner said...

How nice for us to get to be there a bit with you!

Restless Knitter said...

I loved watching that!

Wow, 750 yards. Enough to last for 2 years. Wow!

Corie said...

That is so Great!!!! Can't wait to read the article:)

Corie

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

HIlary you are a movie star! Great tv personality! Love hearing and seeing you in person. Nice job kiddo! Sure hope you are on the mend soon. Happy weaving

Daryl said...

Absofrickinfabulous! OMG the strength you must have in those arms ... and you look wonderful .. you're a natural .. really .. I hope this drives business to the door in record #s for the holidays and after!

Joy said...

Very fun to see how that works! thanks for posting!!

Joy said...

Very fun to see how that works! thanks for posting!!

rona said...

Thanks for sharing this! You did a great job and this will be great for you business :)

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Congrations!!!!! Great video.

Barb Fessler
Fun With Fiber

Krista said...

LOVE IT! Good job!

Hilary said...

Loved this.. and how is it that I knew you'd sound exactly as you do. So nicely presented.. I felt like I was visiting

Sharon said...

The video was perfect! I've heard your voice on the phone but it so much fun to put it together with the rest of you. You have been generous with so many of us wanna be rug weavers - thank you!!

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