Thursday, August 7, 2014


  First of all, thank you to Marie, Theresa and Laurie for their kind words about Tuesday's blog.  I am humbled.  It is a little difficult to keep Tuesday's activities fresh....after all, we just keep on keeping on!  But, everyone in the Studio is there because they WANT to be there; none of us HAVE to be there!  Each week, it is the same....but different.  Different because of the interactions that occur during the day.  I don't get a snap of every little thing, that's for sure!

  Here at home, I have several projects that are going on.  I moved Sarah Catherine's bed into the middle bedroom, and it is becoming my Country Sampler photo spread....only I don't need to go shopping to furnish it!  (I did find these large baskets that fit exactly under the bed for storage!  YEAH!)
  You can see the ladder by the window...I'm taking down the horrible roman shades and the brackets.  I used my 50% off coupon from JoAnn's to buy a bolt of medium weight muslin to make curtains for the room.  The rug by the bed was woven by Grace Foster, who was a founding member of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center.  I was blessed to get to weave with her before she passed.  I don't have a lot of quilts:  they were well used in my family.  The blue one at the foot of the bed was a wedding present to me in 1974 from my Great Aunt Grace.  It was the last quilt she pieced.  I'm going to display it on a wall rack.  Of course, sometimes it will get used on the bed!  I'm having fun working in the bedroom putting out some of the things that have been in my family a long time!  It's a work in progress.

  Carol reminded us of the upcoming Fall sales on Tuesday:  "Is anyone weaving mug rugs?" 
  Oh, yeah.....I wound a black warp for snail trail mug rugs last year.  It might be time to get that on a loom and get busy.  
  Just add that to my list.

****And, I have that rigid heddle loom project I wanted to take for a test run!!!!  That's TWO projects to get on looms!
(Can you hear the Count:  "That's TWO...two weaving projects!)

What is it?????
  This is my squirrel proof bird feeder that my cousin gave me for my birthday!!!  And, it's working!!!!
  The squirrels can empty a feeder in no time flat, and this has a little ledge that closes when anything heavier than a bird is on it.  And, it's metal, so they can't chew through it!!!!!
  It's not like the squirrels will starve....the birds knock out enough seeds to feed the chipmunks and squirrels on the ground!!!

  And, just in case you don't know, this Saturday is the premier of the Outlander series on Starz.  (I have to admit that I've already watched it 3 times!  They are showing the first episode free On Demand or online as a gift to all the fans.)  But, I'm going to watch the premier with my hard cider and shortbread cookies on the tea tray.  Who knows, I may even have my Scottish wool blanket beside me!
***Update:  I'm on Chapter 118 in the newest book.

  That's about it for now.  I have to shut down my computers to install the new router that Comcast insist that I need.  (I hate doing techie things!)  But, if it makes Outlander even more beautiful, that's a win-win! 
  Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Happy Weaving!


Linda said...

The room looks wonderful!

Tina J said...

I love the baskets under the bed, it lends just the right touch!

Hilary said...

I love it........and I think you guys at Tuesday weavers are just the best.........I hope to come back and spend a Tuesday with you.

Linda said...

Hilary! That would be wonderful!!