Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The More We Get Together.....

Ah, come on....you know the words!  Sing along with me!

No?  OK, so how about, "it was a misty gray chilly day."  So....you like a good story, huh?

Although outside it was frightful, inside the Center it was warm and cheerful!  The Weavers were really busy today!  Someone had donated a TON of old wool clothes that Pat had taken home and washed.  Today she was busy taking them apart so they can be cut into strips for rugs.  This will be rugs that probably will never wear out!!!!

Karen is trying her hand at the overshot mug rugs, and Carol is always near by to offer good advice.

Ila is working with a new hair cut, thus the hat!  It does help keep her warmer!  She and Bonnie had a lot to chat about as they wove away this morning.

Carl and Lanny were hard at work at their looms.  Carl will be ready to weave the "rag bags" when we return from Christmas break.  He's taking home a stack of fabric to cut into strips.  (Nothing like homework during the holidays!!!)  Ann went to town with the Chickadee cutting denim strips for her rugs.

"And this is how you hold the cross in your fingers while you thread!"  Bonnie likes to thread front to back, and it's always a miracle to me that it works!!!  She isn't the only one that threads that way.

Tina is weaving on Maggie's linen towel warp, and got into the rhythm quickly.  (Sorry....no picture!)

Allan has a bad case of the sniffles, and couldn't be with us today.  We sure do hope he gets better before the weekend!

And, our reward for all this hard work???
A Feast!  (An impromptu potluck!!!)  Bonnie started it with, "I'll make a pot of chili."
Tina countered with, "I'll make taco soup."  And it grew from there!

Who knows....we may have to start doing pot luck more often!!!!

The Tuesday Weavers would like to wish a very
Merry Christmas
to all our friends and family and fellow weavers out there in cyberspace and beyond.  We wish you good fortune and Happy Weaving!!!!


Linda said...

I am sorry I couldn't make it today. I had to stay home and wait for the UPS man. It is now 4:20 pm and I am still waiting! Now, how am I going to get the box past our son when it comes!

Tina J said...

You sure missed a good lunch, I am still full! I wove 40inches on that linen warp, it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Plus, I figured out the secret to the braking system on that loom!

Linda said...

Do tell us what the secret is! I am trying to remember how I made it work.


Bonnie said...

I still want the recipe for that onion-cheese spread and the chocolate ritze cracker that Ann made. It was all so good. It was a fun time.

Maggie said...

Is the secret saying the loom's name out loud??? I'm so glad you're working on that warp! Can I please have one of the towels when you're done?

Bonnie said...

The secret is loosening the front beam before trying to advance. Tina is busy working on a rush order.

Anonymous said...

It's great to read about all of your activities today! Ann - that's a big piece of denim. Pat, Ila, Bonnie - love the hats! Merry Christmas to all of you and your loved ones. ~Marta

Anonymous said...

It is so great to see what you all are up to, I'm lovin those hats Ila, Pat and Bonnie :) Merry Christmas to everyone...Sharen