Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A little Sunday nonsense.

Still cold here, but supposed to start warming up tomorrow, even with freezing rain, I'll take it.

I am infused with hopefulness, and positive thoughts about the future.

Sydney says:

I got my next towel warp on the loom.  It wasn't easy.  Because my neck is so stiff and painful........hmm, must be those titanium rods........I threaded it over several days, where I would usually put the warp on and thread it in one day.  No more.  NEW NORMAL.

It is a waffle weave in shades of purple.

Do you like it?

I will eventually have all big looms out of the living room, because  I would prefer to use it for small, portable looms, and classes.

But for today, I did some moving around that did not involve taking the Hammett apart.
That will come later.

It does look better though.

Room to move around, and less clutter.

I took time to drink my banana, blueberry, protein shake in front of the stove.
For some reason, I never get tired of looking at this $2 find in a thrift store.
Just goes to prove that you sometimes don't have to spend a lot of money.

I moved one chair to another room, to give me some space, for now.

When I was a kid, I would often come home to the furniture moved all around.  My mother was a great one for trying out different spots for things.
So I guess now it comes naturally.

As long as there is room to "LOLL" by the fire, the "girls" don't care.

 I have always loved the floors in this house.  I am so glad I didn't listen to the advice I got to NOT strip years of brown paint off them.

Now here's a mystery for you.
My daughter texted me this picture......her friend has it in the barn, and no one knows what it is.
I said, "I bet my blogging peeps know" don't let me down here.


Deb said...

I love your old home. Lots of wood and beautiful floors. It looks like your walls are painted the same colour as our dining-room; kind of a terracotta colour. It's so nice to see all the cats lollin' around in the house by the fire. It goes on here too, everyday, in the winter. I don't know what that is but the retired-guy might know. I'll get back to you if he does. Hugs, Deb

Debi said...

Is it a cabbage shredder for making sauerkraut? I can't tell if that's metal in the middle.

Kathy said...

I think it's a winnower or chaff separator (for wheat, oats and such)

claudia said...

An old old fashioned mangler of sorts?
I'm with you on the $2 thrift store find. I love a good find like that. Found and old milk can for a dollar fifty once. I bet if I cleared off my dad hearth it would still be in the place my mom put it when I gave it to her.
Love the purple dish towel set up. Makes me want to do the dishes now...NOT!

Daryl said...

it looks like some sort of 'machine' used to separate things like wheat from chaff

love that purple .. its heliotrope ..

and once again i ask .. do you let your doctor know when the pain exacerbates?

Barb said...

It looks like a corn sheller

MrsB said...

I laughed at your rearranging furniture. I do it all the time. My mother did it all the time. She said when you have no money for new, rearrange.

My son used to say he could not sneak in at night for fear the furniture would be rearranged and he would break a shin (which he did - once).

Shepherdess55 said...

It is a fanning mill used to separate small grains (wheat, barley, oats, etc.) from chaff and weed seeds. Some were hand cranked while others were belt driven by a stationary engine. I've seen a couple that were powered by treadmills that supposedly goats were trained to walk on.

You'll find photos, info and a video at the following:

Suzanne said...

Love the purple..

Unknown said...

What is the large loom by the window set up for?

Sue said...

Had to laugh over the moving furniture. My mom does it all the time, especially her living room. My furniture could take root right where it is (I've rearranged the living room once in 15 years, and I'm tempted to put it back the way it was), but both my younger kids would wake up in the middle of the night to rearrange their bedrooms. Must have skipped a generation.

ladyoftheloom said...

I am a rearranger. It is really frustrating that my neck won't let me move things now but my DH is happy about it.

I think I could easily live in that house. So gorgeous, beautiful light, looms and cats. What more could you want?

Loomatic said...

My Mom changed the furniture with the seasons....couch under window in the summer to catch the great daylight but was moved in the winter because of the cold drafty windows we had.

I kinda liked how the inside of the house changed with the weather.

I would move all the furniture to cozy up around that stove if I could. One day I would like to have a nice warm wood stove to cozy up to.

Stay warm!

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