Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I can't believe that it's been a month since I've posted. Time just flies by.

I love autumn, and I love to bake.  It seems the perfect time to start making soups, and that rhubarb
I froze this summer was calling to me.

It makes the best crisp.
And bread is a snap, when you've got the pellet stove fired up, nothing makes it rise so well.

 I'm taking a break from baby wraps for a bit.  This is the last of the Mermaid wraps.  I hope to be taking it to the Hudson Mohawk Weaver's Guild show in November.

This is by my driveway.

One of my favorite maples.  I just love the gold/yellow/oranges.  In fact, it's one of the warps I love the best.

There's this weaving draft that I have lusted over for some time.  But I don't have a computerized loom, so I thought it was out of reach for me.
Then I decided to try it anyway.   It took two hours to peg 110 dobby bars, and they drag on the floor.
I wasn't at all sure it was even going to work.

I was thrilled to find out that it DOES work.

Is it feathers?  Or trees?

I don't know but I love it.

So I decided that pegging dobby bars is not that much fun, and since I really don't want to buy another loom, I ordered the Compudobby from AVL for my loom.  It won't be here until Christmas, or after, but wow, it's exciting still!!!!

I am blessed with my family, and it's a special joy when my youngest grand comes to visit.

Here she is giving me the look.  She had instructed me to STOP taking her picture.

But a little later, she forgave me.

Life is good.   I'll try to be back sooner.  I'm amazed that anyone is still out there reading.


Angela Tucker said...

Good evening. I figured you were just on a really long vacation!! LOL You do such beautiful work. And I love your granddaughter's LOOK. LOL I feel like that when I'm having a bad hair day and someone just has to have a picture. I'm glad to see you back!

claudia said...

How do you stay sane in between visits from Dale? My goodness, she is growing like a weed! I love that weave! I think it's feathered trees! Beautiful color too.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Those wraps are stunning, beautiful patterns and colors !
I'm smiling at the look on your granddaughters face, the first picture is priceless :)
Happy to know you are having good days, and are back in the swing of creating those gorgeous weaves.

Kim said...

Glad to see you back. I have been around reading but playing hookie on the write part too.

MrsB said...

Of course we're still reading. The feathers/trees are beautiful.
Just keep us posted. :o)

WPgirl said...

Thanks for the update. Your weaving is beautiful as always. Your granddaughter is so cute. The rhubarb crisp looks yummy.
Lynda in Michigan

sue said...

The Look. I will be chuckling about that all day. Love those trees!

Daryl said...

she's getting so grown up ... and i love the leaves/trees pattern ... and your driveway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dale is getting taller by the minute, such a sweet little face. Love your new feather/tree/fern draft, very beautiful. How exciting to be getting an AVL computer box for your loom, you will have such fun with it. Glad you are doing well!

Karen said...

When you weave blue they are feathers.. if you weave green they will be trees! She's just the cats meow, that one. Autumn is just spectacular this year, the colors so vibrant.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The first "look" is AAAdorable; give that grand a smoooooccchhhh for me!. That weaving is amazing and you are brilliant for figuring it out.

Unknown said...

Nothing is impossible, as long as we want to try and pray and always confident

cara mengatasi dan mencegah gangguan asam lambung.

Kim said...

I say weave it in red/rust/gold and they will be autumn leaves. Just beautiful.

Glad to have you back!

Kim said...

Kim G.

deb said...

I was just telling myself if you didn't have an update before november, I was going to come up and check on you and Lois. Happy Fall! It was quite a winter day today! So excited for you regarding your new tool. Have fun!
Deb from Argyle

deb said...

Love your blog always on the lookout for it.

re'New said...

I think they look like heads of wheat. Go with light gold and I bet that's what you get :)

Linda W said...

Your weaving is gorgeous. I'm a rookie weaver and haven't been at the loom for several years. Your work is so inspirational. Love "the look!" My 4-yr-old grandson used to give me the same treatment when I tried to take photos of him.

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