Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This and that.

It's gone.
The AVL Home Loom with Compudobby.

I hated to see it go, on the one hand, but on the other, I was glad.



The bottom line is that treadling it was too hard for these old hips.
L and I were both lame from it.

We loved it otherwise, but it had to go.


The studio has morphed again.


This is the evening after, with things rearranged, and some cleaning done.
Funny, but I like it better.


When it's not too hot, I like to have lunch on the porch.
One of my faves, cottage cheese and tomatoes.


Sometimes Miss Puss comes out on the screened porch with me.


Sometimes, I have breakfast on the porch, plain yogurt with fruit and wheat germ.



Last weekend, I spent the day with two of my daughters, and their children.


It was the best of days.





I've been busy quilting an old quilt top that was given to me years ago.  It was hand sewn by some industrious person, so I put batting and backing on it, and quilted it using my free motion attachment on my Bernina.  So I think this old quilt will last a long, long time.




I've been weaving these, which can't be over soon enough.....blechh....don't like them.


L just finished a stack of these towels, and they rock.






Sydney wants to know:  do I have a double chin?????






7 comments:

Melody A. said...

Life is always changing isn't it? sometimes it is time to let something go, less is more as the old saying goes and we only get one body so it is important to recognize when it is becoming unhappy!! so kudos for you deciding that !! Grandchildren are the BEST !!! Love seeing my little people though one of them is now 14 and is taller than me. He still enjoys spending time with me and I am very blessed ! take care and happy Weaving and Quilting~!

Christine said...

I began weaving 2-1/2 years ago and I love it. As much as I love to cook I asked my husband to take over 3 days a week. It's working out well. He's a Blue Apron gourmet. I have a quick question: I can't let my cats near my weaving room. They eat the thread, sneak around and pounce on everything. I know many people allow the cats near their weaving. Mine just don't know how to behave.

Threadbare Designs said...

Hi Hilary! I just have to say that I really, really enjoy your blog. You speak to many of the things that I've encountered as a weaver and nurse, and your photos are so wonderful. I, too, live in an older house that I love dearly, though my two looms are scattered instead of being in one room. Your creations are lovely, and your photos of your grandkids and pets always make me smile, especially that last one of Sydney! I have a brown tiger kitty named Whirl, with beautiful green eyes and a double chin, well, double belly too. He is the best cat, and your Sydney's photo really reminds me of him. Happy weaving!

Karen Ann said...

I love that blue and white towel pattern! And your studio is just beautiful - so lived in, so full of creativity, color, warmth.

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Nah, Syd you are simply purrrrfect

Alicia said...

Hola, disfruto mucho su blog, también soy enfermera ( a pocos años de retirarme) y tejo en telar desde hace unos años. Me he sentido muy identificada. Gracias!

Daryl said...

oh Dale you are so grown up ....

love that quilt ...

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