Thursday, May 23, 2013

Welcome To The Pack!

  Remember when your Momma told you, "You're gonna eat those words!" 
  I had just had conversations with Maggie and Tina about how content I was with my loom set up...looms with long term projects (long warps) and looms for those quick, get it done projects.  Then Carol sends me an email with a link to a Pup south of Atlanta.
  YES.....that little Pup is now mine!!!!  Meet Ms. Pat, the former owner of this cute little six treadle Pup.  We have so much in common, you'd think we were related.  (I almost spit out my coffee when I read her email:  "I'm 5'3" with short hair and I drive a gray car."  Could we be twins from different mothers????)  I'm still mulling over the name for this little sweetie....I'm thinkin' that his name will be Cutty, which will complete the little pack of pups that came with me to this house.  (I just don't have to have a pooper-scooper for these pups!)

  This was a great road trip:  I met my sister in Chattanooga for the trip south, and we ran in and out of rain on the trip back.  We even got to see the President's motorcade as we came back through Atlanta.
   My cousin lives near Chattanooga and we stopped by there for a visit before splitting up and heading home.
   Here's the first warp for this Pup:  Big Orange Cross of Tennessee. 
  It just seems fitting somehow.......

  Since I had that great donation from Tina of all those blue jeans, I thought I should get some of the denim woven into rugs.  I'm keeping track of how many panels I'm using, and it looks like it takes 6 pairs of jeans to weave a 72 inch rug.  (Of course, that will relax when it is off the loom....I'm going to check that figure, too.)  These strips are 1 1/4 inches wide, which makes a nice thickness when woven.  I don't want them to be too long because I would like to be able to wash them here at home.  John is such a great rug loom!

  In closing, I wanted to show you the beautiful climbing roses that Maggie bought yesterday.  Maybe she'll show us a picture of their new location in a future blog entry.  That garden center was AMAZING! 
  The little plant in the bottom of the cart is's going in an old hollow log in my side garden.  We're hoping it will drape over the sides and lend lots of color and interest.
  The sun is shining (although storms are predicted for later) and I think I would like to get in the garden for a little bit today.  As always, the weeds are growing like crazy, and I need to see if I can get rid of a few.

Happy Weaving!


Linda said...

Yep, you can never have too many looms! Lol.

Bonnie said...

Another loom? I know you want tell us how many that will make.

Maggie said...

I'm amazed that I saw a naked loom in the morning, and by the next morning, it had a completed rug mug on it! Did you get your verbena planted? MIne's hanging out of a pot of geraniums on the front steps.