Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Finished the first project on the AVL.  Not entirely sure about it.
But here it is anyway.

 It's a baby blanket, made out of I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby.
It turned out to be extremely soft, and quite thick.

 I couldn't figure out how to zoom in and save it to show you the detail.  Maybe I am just challenged tonight, but I took a short cut with a screen shot on my phone.
You can see the pinwheels better.

 Waiting on my sectional beam from AVL to put on the next warp.

The other day I was walking Roy, and I saw this item on the curb with a FREE sign.
I have no idea what to do with it, but I went back with DH's truck, and picked it up anyway.

It seems to be talking to me about what it wants to be in its next life, but I just have no idea what it is saying.

I guess the Toika isn't going anywhere.  Fate has spoken.  There has been no interest generated from any of my ads, so I guess it is meant to stay right where it is.
I am a believer that nothing is a mistake, so in that frame of mind, L and I are going to make some 4'x6' rugs.
Here is one we just took off the loom this week.
It makes me think of watercolors.

By popular demand, I will be selling kits of WHOLE socks SEWN together, in 5 lb bags, enough to make your very own CHUNKY rug.
They will be $39.95, and no, they are not on my web site yet, but you can email me.

It's been a busy week, but it's all good.
I had a smasher today, you know what I mean.  But it didn't really bother me.
I used to have them EVERY DAY.  Remember?????
Yup, all good.


Anonymous said...

I can picture that water color rug in a young girl's bedroom. It's sooo feminine and I like it.

moosecraft said...

LOVE the baby blanket and the water color rug! So Spring! :-) That is an interesting "Free" piece... looks kinda like a house front.... or maybe a headboard for a child's bed... or a message board (either covered with fabric and ribbon... or chalk board paint)? Wow... that be anything really...

FabShabbyRoses said...

The baby blanket is absolutely gorgeous! I love love love it! Great job!
One you sell bags of the little loops for the pot holders? And if so where would I get that info? Thank you!

jolly said...

FYI - getting the blog in email allows me to click on the photo and when the pic comes up another click enlarges it fantastically, however when I go to the blog site and click on the photo in the blog I do not have that option.
Love the rug! Has the blanket been wet finished--if not the pattern might become more pronounced with shrinkage-- a thought? As ingenious as you are I am certain that freebie has an adventure in store! :-))

Daryl said...

smasher must be related to that fabulous weather we've been having ... i had no surgeries and i had a major headache

LOVE that baby blanket

and i think that thing that followed you home would make an excellent marquee, billboard for notices ..

Country Girl said...

I love that baby blanket, Hilary. Yes, life goes on.

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