Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Day trip

A few years ago, I sold a Hammett loom to my friend, who lives across the road.  That's Barb, on the left.
She later bought a Baby Wolf from me.  She is also an avid gardener, and when I say AVID, I am not joking.
So her time is limited.  She decided to sell the Hammett, to my other friend, Kathy, who lives about 70 miles north of us.  That was at least a year ago, maybe more.

A couple of weeks ago, she told me that she had been talking to Kathy, and they had come to the conclusion that Kathy would sell the loom back to Barb!!!

So Lois and I volunteered our time, and Lois' truck, to help Barb go get her wandering loom.

Here's the funny part.  These two are so cute.   Barb found the money that Kathy had paid her for the loom, still wrapped in an origami paper that Kathy had put it in.
So she gave her the package with the same money, right back.

We had a great day, Kathy treated us to lunch, and took us on a tour of her place.
She has this amazing old barn, full of possibilities.

 It was a little breezy and cool that day.

The barn is much larger than it looks from the road.

It must have been a huge dairy farm in its day.

An old cream separator.

 It just goes on and on.

And a lovely front porch to boot.

I was enamored of the window art in her door.

On closer inspection it was her slide collection, hooked together with little round wires.

It's amazing.

A great day with great friends.  Always a wonderful way to take a break.


Connie in Hartwood said...

Sad to think that that wonderful old barn has seen so much activity, and that now its purpose has passed. What does one do with a huge barn like that once the business and the cows are gone? Not so useful anymore, but beautiful nonetheless.

Putting slides in the front door window like that is GENIUS!!

Daryl said...

what a clever way to show your slides!

thotlady said...

I love old barns. We had one on our property when I was in high school. We used to go up there and explore all the time.

claudia said...

My dre4am is to have a barn like that. I would have to build one and that would take away the ambience. Oh well, you take wonderful pictures of beautiful things, so I can just live that dream through your blog!
I love the slides window dressing. I need to tell my sister to find and keep my dad's slides so we can do that with those!
Thanks for taking us along on your adventures. I really enjoy it.

Kate said...

that barn brought back memories, I hope she finds a use for it. Or at least keeps it repaired for the future. Once those old treasures are gone, they are not replaceable. Love the slide idea, I wonder how long the tint lasts in the daylight... cool idea though. Thanks for sharing!

Serena said...

Her slides make it look like a stained glass window!

Serena said...

Her slides make it look like a stained glass window!

thecrazysheeplady said...

How clever! And such a lovely barn and a wonderful story about the loom and money :-).

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