Monday, August 1, 2011

And the winner is......

OK......little late, but Roy had to have his walk.....even in this heat and humidity.

So, for the drawing for a set of mug mats, the winner was drawn at

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-08-02 00:34:32 UTC

Which means that the winner is RESTLESS KNITTER!  
Email me with your address,  and let me know what set you want.

I got an email today , that I have to share with you.
This keeps me doing what I do.

Hilary,  At Christmas time I asked about your bamboo/silk scarves you had.   My son made one for his Sunday school teacher and of course it was well received.  He decided to make another one and enter it into the county fair.  He made up his own design and we ordered the same bamboo/silk and a beautiful mercerized cotton for the warp.  He ended up with the Grand Champion ribbon and Judge’s Choice!!  His scarf is going to the State fair now!! (we are in Oregon)  I wanted you to know all this happened because of your inspiration.  Thank you for sharing and for blogging.  My 11 year old son is already planning his projects for next year (he shows pigs too).  Have a great day!  Cami Paul

Is this kid something, or what????   Heart be still.
Do you know what I would give to get one of my grandkids to do this???
You can bet I  will be showing them this picture.
This just blows me away.
Takes me back to when I was starting out, and the only help I had were weavers that I 'met' online.  They gave generously of their time, their knowledge, and their passion.  Two of them came to be good friends.
I am happy to pay it forward.

I can't say that today was the most productive of days, but I did get some pictures of the table runners I wove off the Gallinger.  They are 12" wide, two of them are 24" long, and two of them are 30" long.
Consistency is overrated IMHO.

And now I must run, I am reading  The Bells, by Richard Harvell, and I can't put it down.
I know you understand.


Anonymous said...

What an awesome kid! And the scarf is downright gorgeous!

Rubye Jack said...

Pigs and silk scarves. That is just too groovy.
I like the way you did your drawing, using a random generator.

Country Girl said...

Congratulations to the winner. And that young boy too!

Reena said...

Love the young man's skill of display .. scarg is beautiful!

Nancy said...

Just can't believe that boy's scarf. Oh, your things are also nice, Hilary. Nancy

Deb said...

Love the table runners. That would bring to life any room. Congrats on being a great example to a young boy. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Wow.... that scarf is something else, congratulations to that young man, and to you for inspiring his creativity. Always good to see men becoming weavers!!!!!

Cait Throop said...

Love that kid!!! And consistency?? with those colors who needs it!!!!

Anonymous said...

A ribbon from the fair to show for all his hard work, how great! You are indeed an inspiration to many us both young and old. With on line friends to keep us inspired and weaving it gives me hope that our weaving heritage will not be lost.

The runners are pretty, consistency, hah, just say you planned them to be those lengths and who will be the wiser????

Cami said...

You all are so right!! Hilary is a great inspiration! I love the technology we have to help each other on completely opposite coastlines of the country. My son is thankful for all the kind comments on his scarf. Let's keep helping and inspiring each other!

Sharon said...

What a fabulous acknowledgement of your sharing spirit. Kudos to him and to you!

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