Crazy as a Loom

Saturday, July 13, 2013


I got sick of using paper on the warps I wound on the warping board.  I only have a few looms with a plain warp beam, most all my looms have sectionals.  But I get annoyed every time I use heavy brown paper, and it doesn't wind tight.
So I ordered me some CORRUGATED.
I guess I didn't realize how big 250 ft of it would actually be.

Guess I'm good for a while.  And I know a few of my fave weavers who will want some.

I have been home with my ailing mother all week, but today daughter #1 came and stayed with her grandmother.
I went to the studio for the day.  Alone.
Can I just say, "wow".
Peace.  Quiet.  No requests.
It was pretty special.  I needed the break.
I wove on an order for a while.

I weeded around the barn, and checked out stuff.
My trumpet vine has gone bananas.

Here's my high bush cranberry.........
I have been so busy with my head issues, and now my mother, that the garden has somewhat gotten out of hand.
 I did manage to weed my little vegetable garden.

 Then I worked on my point twill towels.

This one is going to use up a bunch of bobbins of different colors.

Tomorrow daughter #3 is spending time with her grandmother, so I get to play AGAIN.

Life is good.


TexWisGirl said...

glad your daughters are giving you the breaks you need.

claudia said...

Family is wonderful. Your girls are a treasure. Bless them for helping you!

Susan said...

It's great for your daughters to spend time with their grandmother as it is for you to find some peace from the long days. Your weaving is amazing and I'm glad you had the time to spend alone, XOXO

Anna M. Branner said...

You have such wonderful daughters! That point twill is amazing, is it 8 harness? Since I could not find cardboard wide enough for my 56" loom I bought a plastic "bamboo" blind. I cut off the hanging end and retied the strings holding the thing together. It is AMAZING. I love that if it starts to wind crooked it is easy to shift a bit to the other side. Of course it is only 6 feet long. I plan to buy another!

messymimi said...

You are using your "play" time beautifully, and i'm so glad about your daughters living close enough to do this for you.

Rita said...

Good that you are getting breaks. Food for the soul. ;)

Karen said...

I love trumpet vine,and have been meaning to plant some here at this old house.

LOVE that color combo, soft and soothing.

Daryl said...

i am smiling .. broadly, a while back i ordered some bubble wrap for the office .. when it arrived i was stunned at how HUGE a roll it was .. i think we enough to last til the next millennium!

glad to hear you got to get some alone time .. xo

Hilary said...

Thank goodness for your wonderful girls. You need to take this kind of time as often as you can.

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