The picture is part of Brad's herb garden from last year. I hope all this rain brings out the GREEN in all of our lawns and flower beds. But for now I'll sit inside and have a hot cup of tea until I decide my plan for today. Grocery shopping is definitely on the list.
Many of you know that in the past (and probably sometime again in the future) I have been a weaver. Back in the 1970's Zip and I were interested in keeping traditional handcrafts alive to pass on to future generations. We became fascinated by antique tools and equipment and wanted to learn how to use them. It seemed like in our parent's generation people only wanted to forget the past and embrace the 'modern'.
We traveled to historic sites where there were demonstrating craftspeople to watch and learn from. I just loved spinning and weaving and the equipment used to produce cloth. We were young and poor, but I saved my pennies and bought a spinning wheel in a dozen pieces at a farm auction. We took it home and repaired it. Then of course, I had to have a loom! More pennies saved. I ordered it from California out of the Whole Earth Catalog (all you hippies remember that one! LOL!) I was on my way!!!
This is not a picture of my first loom. I sold it to a friend of mine and she is still using it. Here I'm weaving a table cloth and the remainder was cut into napkins.
The picture to the left shows some of the throws I have made.
To the right are dish towels and napkins. Yikes!!! It's the other way around! I am so dyslexic, I'm always telling Zip to turn right and I'm pointing left.
My great hope is to have time to weave again. I still have looms set up but just can't seem to fit it into the schedule. Maybe when I retire.... And I no longer have to worry about passing on the tradition. With the internet and all the resources today, the once lost arts are there for anyone to enjoy.
Progress continues on the flower basket rug.
All the color decisions are made and now it's just easy hooking. I'm pleased with the effect so far.
I'm off to the kitchen for another cup of tea.
Hope you are all having a good weekend!