The folks pulled in on Sunday right on time. Which for my Dad means 15 minutes after the Patriots game ended. I did get a few calls along the way for score updates, so between cooking , last minute cleaning and critter patrol, I was keeping ears and eyes on the football games.
Monday found my Dad busy planning his warp, yesterday we wound it on.
I suspect between activities today he'll be threading. This is 10/2 bamboo at 24 epi for two table runners. I think it's 14" in the reed. He'll be using the Landis Valley Linen pattern out of Davison's classic book of 4 shaft patterns.
I had sampled this pattern for him way back when I had the bamboo first in my possession. He also helped me get all the harnesses adjusted on the Delta loom since I wasn't happy with the slight unevenness of some of them. He showed me how to use the adjustment screws Louet has for just that sort of thing.
On farm news, the weather has been pretty crappy. The last 3 years visits brought cool crisp sunny days, this year, rain and snow. With luck, the unsettled weather will clear out and give us some great days to enjoy outside.
The Greensprings Fire & Rescue Harvest Festival had a wonderful turnout. Good food,
good band and lots of great raffle prizes. The big prize was a lovely quilt. There were also lots of fun stuff in the silent auction including my 3 little towels which I am happy to report garnered $65.00. Folks who attended where more than generous with all their bidding since this is one of our only fund raising events.
Gene has been getting up earlier, can't say why, but I'll leave you with this gem. Full morning feeding regalia! ;-)
A vision no?