Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Almost done.

Thanks for your kind comments, even for the encouragement that I write a book!
But either you have been drinking while surfing the blogosphere, OR you are just deluded and generous by nature.
I occasionally can put a good spin on a story, or two. I can even sometimes get into it enough that it sounds pretty good, even to me.
But a book. I don't think I have it in me, folks, even though I must admit, it was nice to hear.
Today was rainy, for the most part, with some snow flurries thrown in for good measure.
From Crazy as a Loom

But you can't tell me it isn't spring, no matter what the weather throws our way.
I was hoping to wait and put pictures up SOON ...of my new porch.
But old houses have a way of making you do things at THEIR pace.
From Crazy as a Loom

And a rotten post, and 2ft of rotten wall did just that.
Brings to mind that phrase, 'rotten to the core'.
From Crazy as a Loom

But with a little ingenuity....not mine......we will prevail.
From Crazy as a Loom

From Crazy as a Loom

This was my house 5 years ago, when I purchased it. Can you see why DH was about to put his remaining hair from his head??
From Crazy as a Loom

And here it is today....not quite finished, messy and not picked up. But a big improvement, yes???
From Crazy as a Loom

My builder had to go get his truck fixed this afternoon, so there was a break in the noise and commotion which is usually right outside my window. It was a welcome sort of quiet. He usually has country music blaring while he works, which is fine.
But today I listened to Dave Matthews, and Sade, and Pearl Jam, with a little Van Morrison, some Foreigner, and James Taylor. I was weaving a custom blue jean rug.
I love blue jeans, and I love them in a rug.
From Crazy as a Loom

Today the afternoon was mine, and I was remembering what I love about the studio. Like strokes of a brush, the music, the cat under my arm, the texture of old jeans, the thump of the beater, the harnesses up, then down, the snip, snip of my scissors, the rhythm of my feet on the treadles; all together they paint a picture of serenity and simplicity.

From Crazy as a Loom

And isn't that what we all want, eventually?


Anonymous said...

I think your porch really makes the farm house.
I feel everyone should have a porch.
You sure have vision, the house is beautiful.
Karen in Wisconsin

LA said...

Wow! That porch is awesome! I can see you having your morning "cuppa" out there! And, I know what you mean about the rhythm of weaving...it's very soothing.

Valerie said...

The porch really adds a lot to the house. I agree with you on blue jean rugs....and they last forever.

Need A Latte Mom said...

The porch is lookin good and your renovations are something to be proud of.
The texture and colors of the jean rug are my favorite too.

Anonymous said...

You have done an awesome job on your studio! The porch looks great! Like it was always meant to be there.

Tuesday Weavers

Anonymous said...

Serenity and simplicity. I'm right there with you, Hilary. My son in law was so wicked to me this week. I just want to be old and live a simple life in peace. I'm right there with you Hilary.


Theresa said...

Looks like a different house, one that is loved now. Your porch looks fantastic. It's perfect. All your rugs are wonderful and the blue jean one is no exception!

Nancy said...

Your house looks amazing. Wow.

I agree with wanting simplicity and serenity. It would have been perfect with some raindrops on the roof...

bspinner said...

House is looking good!!!! I love porches too. The best roomm in a house.

Love your jean rug!!

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Love the porch, great addition to your home. And, really loving the old jeans rug... never seen anything like it!! Can we see a full photo of one, and do you ever have them for sale? What a cool idea.

KarenInTheWoods said...

I think you need a pair of rocking chairs for that porch! Remember all the good scenes on Andy Griffith and Mayberry, where the best family gatherings were on the porch?

ps the Good Weaving Fairy left a box on MY porch today.... thanks!!!!

Brian Miller said...

wow. nice transformation...and love the colors in the piece at the end...

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