Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, September 21, 2023


Eighteen years ago, when I bought this old house for my weaving studio, I put a gas fireplace in the old fireplace.  Over the years, I have only used it a few times.   In fact, I didn't like it.
Besides, weaving warms you up so you don't need extra heat.

Just a while back, I found a LIVE BAT in the studio, a few feet away from this old fireplace.  The gas insert did not fit perfectly, and I think the bat squeezed through the half inch space around it.
That was reason enough to get rid of the fireplace.    I have also wanted to to reduce any gas consumption in the house.   So I had it taken out, and my contractor, who happens to be L's brother, put insulation board in the opening, and then made this awesome piece to block it off permanently.  I have not decided yet.......leave it alone, or stain it a light shade.   I don't want to paint it.

Weaving continues,  getting ready for the Hudson Mohawk Guild Show coming up Nov10th.....

I decided to make a Naya cloak, and a Möbius shawl.

So far I have about 100 towels, and 45 pieces of clothing.

Since I am no longer doing shows, this guild show is my only 
selling venture of the year.

Right after the guild show, I will be having a HUGE sale on my Crazy as 
a Loom Weaving FB page, with 30-50% off everything.

So if you do not follow my FB biz page, you should.

I'll announce it here when it's happening.

I have a lot of returning customers who don't live close enough
to do the guild show, and they get a lot of their 
Christmas shopping done when I have this blowout.  I really like to 
empty the studio, and start over for the new year.

I never thought I would love this loom so of my two Louet David III looms.

I thought I needed a computerized multi harness loom to be productive, but that is obviously
not true.

For all of you who have followed me for the last decade......this is my sweet 
grand daughter Dale......who just turned 10.    

How I love this girl.

And her is another girl........she is about 16 now........
Miss Sydney Sue.......who used to sit on the counter in a box.

Now she is too arthritic to get up there.

She had some serious matted fur on her back, so just recently, she went to 
the groomer, and got shaved.
I was worried about doing it to her, but now I realize that she must have 
been uncomfortable, because she is now revived...
Very vocal, very loving.

She has also found the dog door.
She used to just go out on the screen porch, but then she realized that she
could go out, and in, and out......

So now she goes out and lies in the grass in the dog yard.
She's too fat to climb over, so it's safe.  
She is always in by dark.

So I believe she is living her best life.

The nights are cool, and today was clear and sunny.
I love autumn.
Until next time.


Boud said...

We used to get our rescued Persian shaved annually. She was a terror at the vets, but happy with the results, much more comfortable.

DJan said...

I have read your every post but rarely comment. I just had to say hi and thank you for the wonderful post with those two special girls in it. :-)

Rita said...

I would choose to be bat-free also!
Happy birthday to Dale! She has grown so much!
Glad the haircut perked up Miss Sydney Sue.
You look fully prepared for the show. I hope you sell a lot! You certainly should. :)

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