Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Faster and faster.

I am beginning to move like a normal person, and not the crooked woman. I still have some pain, but it is much, much improved from last week. And I am grateful.
Funny, what great perspective you have, after intense pain.

I am always trying to find the right colors of fabric for custom rugs. While I have a barn full of fabric, seriously/not joking, it is all black, blue, white, tan, and pale aqua.
I do have lots of other colors in the house, in my pantry stash, and in the attic, but no one color in any volume, which is exactly what I need when I get an order for a big rug.
I had NO red, and very little dark green.
But last week, I found a source, and I am quite giddy.
I know, I am pretty simple.
But it's true.

112 lbs of red and green........but the best part of it is knowing that I can call my source, and tell him I need 30 lbs of brown, or 17 lbs of purple. It is priceless. Really.

And I got my sectional beam from Leclerc. I finally decided that the one loom that didn't have a sectional beam, was just too naked for my taste. So I ordered one for it.
Kudos to Leclerc, they make great stuff.
Here it is, installed. DH is on the job.
And I have to tell you, it works beautifully. I love the 1" sections, instead of 2", especially on this little Leclerc Compact.
I took my time, and was intent on getting the warp on right. Sometimes hurrying is my worst enemy. I move fast. I talk fast. I type fast. And sometimes, I do some things fast that I have no business doing. Or things that just don't lend themselves well to speed.
My father said that I learn everything the hard way.
I don't know why he had to be right, do you???

Anyway, this is the first scarf off that warp. I am doing greens. I am throwing myself into this scarf thing for the Christmas in the Country tour. Mark your calendar. December 4th, 5th, and 6th. Do you need directions?????
I will be making my famous Greek honey cookies, or Melmanofono. And no, you can't have the recipe. Maybe after I die.
I will send you a cookie though, just email me your address.
You WON'T be sorry. Well, you might be. 'Cause I can't send you a bunch, and after one, you are going to want a bunch.
Well, don't whine. Just enjoy your cookie.
Here is scarf #2, which I just started, the weft is chenille. Same warp. I LOVE this color.


I got very much into these crazy bags. So much so, that I wove some fabric to make one.
Here is a close up.
Looks organic, doesn't it?


And here it is finished.
Whew, I have been busy. Writing it all down makes me tired.
Pies tomorrow. Pumpkin, chocolate cream, banana cream. I have my orders.

6 comments:

Gail said...

Your art is always amazing and the fact that you repeat that unique beauty in each piece floors me. You are, indeed, an artist.

Anonymous said...

I'll have a slice of pumpkin please.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Country Girl said...

That chenille scarf is beautiful.

Yes, doesn't being down (and in pain) give you a whole new perspective? So glad to hear you're on the mend.

And just in time to fulfill your orders. (I love chocolate cream).

Charlotte said...

I love the texture of your warp - I want to reach out into the computer screen and feel it!! Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better :)

Tina said...

Love the bag! I already have plans to make a couple for gifts this Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration you give to us every post! Tina

Anonymous said...

Mom... I want that bag for Christmas... actually can I have it for Thanksgiving? Is that allowed? Bring it tomorrow! : )
Morgan

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