Can we just say that he is friendly, and very verbal???
He belongs to my friend, Michelle, and today was the day to get her loom put together, so L and I went to her house.
I say 'chasing the loom', because it was one of those days. You know the kind.....when everything that can go wrong, does.
First, let me say that I LOVE her kitchen. It is SO RETRO, and SO COOL. The cabinets are metal, the appliances work, and I am mad for it.
I know a lot of people would rip it out, but I am glad she isn't doing that.
Just because something is new, doesn't mean it is better.
I love keeping some of the originality of a house. I think this has a lot of personality.
Like my friend, Michelle.
Of course, I am totally gaga about her huge living room, which she said I could show you.
I could put MY living room in here about 3 times. No kidding.
We started putting her loom together.....it used to be mine, so I know it well. And there were two parts missing.
So I called another friend, who had been using the loom for a year or so, and sure enough the parts were over an hour away.
But my friend's husband INSISTED on bringing them to us, so I met him at the studio just before lunch, and L and I went BACK to the loom.
We finally got it all together, and ready to put the warp on.
Except for ONE small item.
I had a special piece made to sit down over the round back beam, so I could clamp the tension box to it.
Michelle, however, thought that it was broken, since it appeared to be a box with only three sides. So she sent it off to her son's, to be fixed.
Luckily her husband was kind enough to fetch it for us, and we plowed on.
What I thought would get done in a couple of hours, max, ended up taking all day long.
I got to do a lot of supervising, and they did the cranking. Whew.
Is this where they say two heads are better than one.........???
Oh, and we mustn't forget that Norman was helping. Thank you, Norman.
The Reed Cambridge Loom all warped and ready to go.
A little black and white, 40 yards, this should keep her occupied for a while.
And you know what's worth spending a whole day on this?????
Well, this, of course.
And spending the day with two good friends, just one more thing on the list of things I am grateful for.