Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Summer is flying by, and with this heat wave we are getting, it is ok with me.
Not that it matters how I feel about it, or how any of us feel, it is what it is.

While I am settling into this partial retirement, certainly more retirement than I have ever experienced, I am still busy with this and that.

My woven labels finally got here.  I love them, they get sewn right into the hem, making it very easy.

It may seem like I have gone a little crazy with towels, but I only do a couple of them a day, and then they add up.

And I LOVE my steam press, what a time saver.

Aren't they gorgeous???

Lois has been out picking blackberries.

I made one large one for her, and one little one for DH.
The other two little ones are apples, from the tree in the back yard that apples fall from daily.

Sometimes I take a quiet lunch break on the back porch.  Little cottage cheese, some tomatoes out of our garden, some avocado, and some crackers, gluten free  (Mary's Gone Crackers, Sesame)

Life is good.  My headaches are DOABLE.   I love saying that so much.
Hallefreakinglujah.  It took a long time to be able to say that.

This is Washington County, N.Y.
I love it here.
I'm one lucky girl.

Can we hear an AMEN?


deb said...


Deb said...

Your towels are beautiful, Hilary. As is your pie. It's good to hear you are feeling better but I will always hope for you to be completely rid of the headache. I know it will happen for you. Lunch looks good and healthy. Aren't the home-grown tomatoes amazing this year? I am eating them everyday now. :)

mudmaven said...

Amen! Doable is a great description and I'm so happy that you can use it! ~chris

DJan said...

I am a lurker and although I read your posts, I rarely comment. But here I just had to add an "Amen!" to the ones above. I'm so glad to hear your happiness, and I want a plate of food that looks just like yours. Yum! :-)

Pam said...

Definitely a great thing. So glad to read. I love all your handwovens, especially your towels. Where did you order your labels from?

Mary said...

Amen soul sista!

Janice Zindel said...

Amen, Hilary, Amen! Beautiful towels, great colors, and good to see you are enjoying life, family, weaving, and studio/home at an easier pace. Enjoy your posts!

Liana said...

Your towels are outstanding!

Peg Cherre said...

I do really love the towel weave pattern. Do I remember that this is a 12H weave? I only have 8 :-( But if you're willing to share the draft, maybe I can do some mods that'll make something similarly lovely on 8?

Unknown said...

Amen and God bless you.

Devon said...

Amen! Love cottage cheese... my standard breakfast this week is cottage cheese with red grapes cut in half. I like your lunch idea and will try that, as my son has celiac's I have plenty of gluten free crackers around!
I bought two of your towels years ago online... I love them! One red, one blue. I really like the clam shell pattern with the multicolor weave, hummmm. Maybe one more?

Cait Throop said...

I love your beautiful towels!! And that your headaches are doable ( would be nice if they were gone!). Where did you get your steam press? Boy I could use that!!! Hugs from Upstate!

thotlady said...

Beautiful, all of it.

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