Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Moving on

Naya may have come from Georgia, near Atlanta, but she loves the ocean.  She is not afraid of getting wet.

We took a little trip, just to get away for a bit.   Naya and I walked about 10 miles in two days.

My porch has been cleaned, and organized.   Bubba Lee's recliner is gone, and the table with her "tote" bed underneath, gone too.
The porch looks much better, but I miss her, I'd rather have her back, and a crappy looking porch to keep her happy.

About three weeks ago, I apparently forgot my age and condition, and rototilled the garden, plus two other areas, and weed whacked for a couple of hours.  Needless to say, I paid the price.
I know, I know......dumb.
But it brought me to the realization that  trying to hack back the sumac in the back of our property every single year is hopeless, and painful.
So that big machine next to the chicken coop is leveling the whole area behind the garden and behind the chicken yard, sumac and all.

Sometimes ya just gotta spend the money.

The big excitement in my life last week was going to my grand daughter's kindergarten class to read to them.
As you can see, she has laid claim to me.

Nothing like 20 five year olds to make you feel like a rock star.

So there are two cats at my house now.......Queen Sydney, who lives inside.......and Goldie, who lives outside.

I'd really like to keep it down to two cats.
Is that possible?

It's the time of year to eat lunch on the porch.

It's also time for rhubarb.
Two pies for now.
Two pies in the freezer.

The Union rug loom is was kind of like ripping a bandaid off, selling it, but once it was done, I was relieved.

I am still trying to sell all the fabric accumulated over the years.  That may take some time.

The "rug room" is now my yoga room, and home to the warping board, and the warping mill.

Somehow, it all feels right.  It was time to let go.

I had company the other day, and while I was sewing my daughter's jeans, my grandson pushed this chair over and got as close as he could.   "Help?  Help?"

Yes, dear boy, you can help.

But unbeknownst to me, my grand daughter decided to change all the settings on my Serger.

I guess those colored buttons are pretty tempting.  But when I went to use it the next day, all the threads broke, and I had to rethread and reset the whole thing.
We have to have a talk.

Our first show is in two weeks.

I have been busy sewing.  Making things from scraps in my scrap stash.

This beauty turned out way better than we expected.  I wound this crazy warp, and Lois put it on the loom, and did the weaving.  I picked out this funky metal thread for the weft, and this is the result.  It is light and airy, the whole thing only weighs a lb.  She did a great job weaving it, then I sewed it up.
It really is stunning.

Banana nut muffins today..........only because I get so annoyed that bananas get soft SO fast, and I
already have a freezer full that I use for smoothies.

This recipe is a keeper.

I threw together this rice dish tonight......with broccoli and asparagus and peas, and it was so good, that I am actually going to write it down.

Keeping busy, as usual, headaches the worst early morning, and then they let up.


I'll say good night with this.
My new fave cup.


Joanne Noragon said...

Peas make anything right!
Your "prayer flag" is on top of an open moving box, going to a new loom room in about two weeks.

Portia's Cloth said...

Sometimes you just have to pay someone to do the jobs that are too big, too time consuming or just eating into good weaving time. I call spending on these thing 'sanity money' and often that's a very smart decision. Hope your yard is sorted soon

DJan said...

I just wanted to thank you for this lovely post, and to say that it's really sweet to see you being a rock star to the little 'uns. I think I love Naya almost as much as you do. And glad to see you got professional help for that sumac! You know I read all your posts even though I rarely leave a comment. I just wanted to say thank you. :-)

Daryl said...

reading to kids is the best job ...

Linda said...

Please post the rice recipe it looks so good.

Beverley said...

Please post the banana muffin recipe. Bev

Karen said...

Love this post, and the rice recipe, please! Where do you stay in Maine? That dog friendly beach looks wonderful.

thotlady said...

Love the cup

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