Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Busy as usual.

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October in July.....I think that is what is happening here. CHILL-EE.
But I don't care.....it's all good, as they say.
Yesterday, I taught a basic weaving workshop at the Adirondack Folk School. I had 6 students, and it was a really good day. I love that look of recognition, when they suddenly realize that they are doing it. They're weaving.
ACK.
Then the little smiles, when the threads start actually looking like something.
It is very cool.
And I love that I am possibly helping to keep the craft alive.
The ride home from Lake Luzerne, over the mountain, was lovely.
I loved the contrast between the massive evergreens, and the bales of hay in the field.
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It reminded me of being 15, and working in the hay field on the hottest day in your entire life up to that point.
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Amazing to me, how my friend and I tossed those bales around.
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Youth is a beautiful thing, is it not?

I still have yard work to do. Some of the treasures I found in the attic, have made their way into my garden.
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I wish that the buggies or wagons that these belonged to were still around.
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I have been trying to think of something innovative to do with them.
There hasn't been much weaving going on this week...what with the cleaning, and the teaching.
And today, I spent a few hours with my computer, and Quick Books. I think I told you that one of my goals for this year was to get Crazy as a Loom on board with this. I have been using it since May 1st, but I was struggling, so I had help for a while today, and I am feeling much more confident about it. I am hoping that using it will make me proficient.
Well, I can dream, can't I?
I think I would rather think about flowers.

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6 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Such a gorgeous and vivid shot of the flowers, Hilary. Love the barn photo too.

I too think it's great that you are keeping the craft of weaving alive by teaching others. Lots of crafts are disappearing and we need more people like you willing to teach and pass these good things along.

Di

Hilary said...

It seems to me that you're still tossing a lot of weight around if your last post is any indication. Lovely images as always, my namesake.

LA said...

Your bee balm is beautiful!!! I hope mine looks that good next year (I just started it this spring!) Thank you for sharing your love of weaving with those up your way. It's a "good thing to do!"

Gayle said...

I can just smell the fresh hay---thank you. And your beebalm is lovely. Hubby looked every week at the flea market and finally found some last week.

Sharon said...

I know exactly what you mean about those bales.

Theresa said...

Oh gosh, Bee Balm (Monardia sp?) makes me homesick. The deer ate the two I tried in their buffet one spring. Nothing smells quite like fresh hay!
I agree, those bales get heavier with age..;)

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