Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Little of this, little of that.

Cleaning the basement this past weekend, with the help of daughter #1, I finally unearthed this trunk, that has been residing behind the furnace for way too long.
It definitely has character, and I have a plan for it.

Of course, first off it has to be stripped.

But I think it will make a perfect coffee table.

And I can store my knitting inside.

 In a box, behind the paint stash, there were these dishes.  The newspaper they were wrapped in was dated 1991.

They aren't worth much  monetarily, but I like them.

On a business note, I told you that I sold the HTBS looper loom last summer, so I no longer have them.   But as circumstance would have it, I still have the LOOPERS.   I am taking a different approach to them though.  Lois and I are done with spending all our time handling them. So we aren't sorting them, mixing the colors up, NOPE, none of that.   I am sending them out to my "looper lady" to be cleaned of all the strings and such, and when they come back, we are packing them in 5 lb bags just the way they are, and selling them for $29.95.   As soon as I have 100 lbs, I am sending out a newsletter, to let all the looper lovers on my contact list know that I have them, and to let them know what colors are predominant in this batch.
And I will mention it briefly in I currently have 10 bags 5 lbs each, predominantly bright blue/turquoise.
And that's all I have to say about that.

There's nothing like a couple of warm loaves of English muffin bread on a cold wintry day.

Now for a message from Sydney.

"I don't like change.  At. All."

"I'm talking to you, Lois."


Deb said...

Hi Hilary - what a great chest. I would do the same with it and also give it a 'dual' purpose. Great idea. "Hi Syd. Looking good!" We'll be moving next week if we can get the final inspection done. I'm excited AND terrified. Stay warm, Deb

MrsB said...

You must be feeling better.
I hope this does not multi-post. Commenting on phone difficult.

MrsB said...

You must be feeling better.
I hope this does not multi-post. Commenting on phone difficult.

Angela Tucker said...

Sydney looks how I feel this morning. Thank you for the smile.

Anonymous said...

I have a similar chest circa 1840's that has wonderful hand made hinges attaching the lid to the body of the trunk. Found the trunk many years ago and have used as a coffee table and extra storage ever since. All I did was vacuum the old girl out really well and wash it down with Murphy's oil soap, wanted to preserve all the well worn scratches, paint drips and drabs and character of the trunk. Enjoy your "new" trunk! Glad to see that Syd is still ruling the roost around there.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Where is Syd's box? Did Lois throw it away?

thotlady said...

Pretty dishes, and english muffin bread...yum.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I agree with Sydney.

Unknown said...

Hi, I, like Syd, do not like change at all.. but all I am doing is taking a break, for my own sanity, from this relentless cold that Mother Nature is throwing at us.
Syd. still has a box that she uses with it suits her. Now that it is winter she prefers one of the chairs in front of the pellet stove, or better yet, she lays on the floor to the right of the pellet stove with her paws right under the stove.... Sydney, whom I love( there I said it), thinks its all about her. on Vaca, Lois

Karen said...

L, In no time at all we'll have you sucking up to the chickens as well, I'm sure of it :-)

claudia said...

Love those dishes! That chest would love really lovely in front of the couches we just bought at a thrift store, of course refinished.
Syd, face it sweet kitty, change happens, L will be back...
Deb, have fun with your move. My daughter and I just moved almost a thousand miles from our lifelong home to Washington state! I was excited and terrified as well, and now all I can say is, "WHY DID I WAIT SO DANG LONG!!!".

Daryl said...

a perfect coffee table/storage thing i.e. or you could pad the top and make it an ottoman with storage and i ADORE those dishes ..

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