Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oh the excitement.

The other night on the news, I saw a story about a man who walks all across the country.  The mayor of Albany paid for his motel room for the night he was there.
And today, he walked right by the studio in Kingsbury, N.Y.  So of course, we went out and took him a cold Gatorade.
It was the right thing to do.

"Ironman GrandpaAl Slusser is currently walking from Key West to Northern Maine in tribute to American Veterans. At age 71, Al was the oldest documented man on record to walk across the United States from one coast to the other (2010). Now at age 72 he is walking all the way up the East coast!

You can read all about him on his website, www.c2cw.com

L called everyone in Kingsbury, so I am sure he had more chatting to do before he got on his way.

So far he had done over 1900 miles.   Wow, he's my hero.  There are three parts to his walking plan.
On the Part I  he did 3200 miles in 220 days.  That's an average of 14 miles per day.
Are ya' kidding me??????  

So you asked what I was doing with the dyed fabric.
It's what we will be doing for a WHILE.
Three sections 4' wide, each 14' long.

On one hand, it should go faster since there is no  decision making about what colors go where.
But then, there is the boredom.

It is the lovely mustard color with a green tinge, with slubs of blue randomly placed.
This was not my idea, just sayin'.

I think it is turning out the way it is supposed to, and that's really what it's all about.

Custom orders are a huge part of my business, but they are sometimes 'consuming'.

I did find time to put a *****SALE**** page up on my web site, cleaning out the studio to make room for new stuff.
So these are the first rugs on the sale page, they are now half price.

And the big excitement of the day.......PHOTOS TO COME...............the propane gas tanks got moved today, so you no longer sit and rock on the porch with them in plain view.
Now THAT makes my day.
I know, I know, that nothing says "country" like propane tanks, but really folks, I can do without it.


TexWisGirl said...

what an awesome fellow! God bless him and keep him safe!

Christine said...

Okay, so how do you know how much fabric you will need to do a rug that size? Is there a rule of thumb for yardage requirements? A mathmatical equation?

I like how that is turning out. Much prettier than I would have thought those colors would be together.

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

That guys is amazing!!!!!.......thanks for sharing his story...and WOW, right by your studio!...

Anonymous said...

Great looking custom order there my friend. Too bad Al could not stick around a day or two and help you with some more dying. He's probably full of energy! Really neat that he walked past your studio.

Rubye Jack said...

Personally, I like the colors in the customer order a lot. It would be a great rug for a family room.
Don't care much for the look of propane tanks myself.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

We have a big old silver propane tank at the side of the house! Our house sits far back from the road, but still think I'll put up some lattice to obscure it from view!

Sharon said...

The rug you're weaving really is my favorite, but then I realize that everyone I look at is my favorite. I do love the pop of blue and am always on the lookout for those fabrics cheap. I call it "Our Lady of Guadalupe" blue.

Two Guys and a Loom said...

I'm with Sharon.... love that custom order, but I'll probably love the next one just as much. When we moved to Tuckaway we got a new propane furnace under one condition..... that ugly tank had to be behind the barn!!!!

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