Saturday, September 26, 2015

Annie's Towels Done!

Half of Annie's towel order is done!  Mailing out Monday...
and the 4 extra ones are sold to one of my lovely
returning customers! Saturday a local art fair and then another Annie warp for
12 more towels.  Meanwhile this week I am tagging and packing
and, of course, dog training and riding while it is
lovely, cool and without bugs!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hannah at 13 weeks...

So far...she has learned to sit, lie down, leave it (sometimes), wait,
and comes to name.
learning to heel, lie down and wait for food.

Took a long walk in the woods this morning off lead
and burned off some energy this cool morning
Then went to the farmer's market to meet and greet.
Farmers market wasn't as crowded this time and she
was very well behaved.  The first time I brought her
she was overwhelmed with tons of people.

Thankfully she doesn't mind her kennel and took
a long nap so I could hem some towels...It has
been interesting to try to work with a puppy!

Enjoying this weather!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Annie's Towels off the Loom!!

Not so easy anymore to get things done around here...Even though this puppy sleeps some during the day and spends time in her kennel as well, I am doing training, walking, socializing, puppy play dates (which aren't going so well), feeding, getting up early (which I hate am getting used to) putting weaving stuff up on higher shelves...well, you get the picture.

But I have managed to get 17 towels off one of my looms (12 were ordered by Annie, one of my returning customers) and 4 might be sold already to another returning customer and one I am keeping.  Now comes the tedious part, cutting them apart, pressing the hem, pinning and sewing both ends.  Next, washing, drying, ironing, tagging, photographing and mailing.

The start of another week...

Saturday, September 12, 2015


My sister, Faith, came for a few days this week!  YAY!!!  
I love getting company.  She totally
helped me with me much needed 
rest from the constant servitude!  Hannah is
doing fine but still she is a puppy...
So together we all went for long
walks in my woods...sat on my 
porch with a glass of wine...
ate good food...talked and talked...
rested...shopped...more wine...

And she is learning the hammer dulcimer!
What a beautiful instrument!  

But today she had to go home...back to Otis, MA and 
in October, back to Florida.  Miss you, Faith!
Hannah misses you, too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Annie's Striped Rainbow Towels 2015

For the past several years a friend-of-a-friend has ordered towels as Christmas gifts...Used to be 12 towels.  This year it is 24 towels.  Two slightly different warps as well...Below is 1/3 of the warp being wound.  Hopefully today I will be able to do another 1/3 and might be able to work some this week in between the puppy and my sister, Faith, visiting for some days.  I can see this is going to take a while!

Winding 16 towels (you never can have enough!) on the warping reel...


All tied up so nothing slips and ready to chain off
in preparation for dressing the loom...

This is the wrap Annie liked...the proportions are not
as exact as I would like but I am fixing that
as I go...

Meanwhile it is another hot, stifling day...90 degrees
and you can't move without sweating...Kinda hot for
the North Country in September!