BTW, for anybody interested in a new Macomber I was told the factory is going great guns and they have about 40 looms ordered and in production! Wow!! And that is such good news for a small, very specific type business. It also means my harness kits will be 6-8 weeks. It's all good! I really only need the aprons and those are quickly made and shipped.
Of course we had a day of musical looms. The Murphy went out into the back studio room. The AVL should be picked up within a couple f weeks I hope.
The Gilmore Gem took up it's perch in the front guest room, with the great view and the dressers full of fibers.
The two Macs will live in the studio proper. The harnesses have been removed for transport and will not go in until I have a chance to clean and give the wood some quality polish.
In the loom excitement a few things got made in the sewing salon. I'm pretty much into fall type sewing and eyeing my coat patterns to use some of the great wools I have curated over the last couple of years. A Merchant & Mills Top 64 got made up in two great linen/cotton fabrics.
Love the browns and teals. I also made a very modified Grainline Scout T in some lovely Japanese double gauze.
And no, I could not resist adding in some of these silly little cheerleading bears!
|This one is hiding on the back under the side seam pocket.|
I have added just a little bit of spinning into the morning routine
while catching the first half hour of Dan Patrick. I'll probably never be a great spinner but it makes for a fun start to my day combining the latest sports news (gossip), and fiber. ;-)
My mother made it home last Thursday and it was wonderful. But there are still some problems with the hip, it pops out and she will need a small additional appliance inserted to keep the ball tighter in the socket. The surgery happens Friday and hopefully she will be released from the hospital in a couple of days. What a slog this has been for her! There has been a silver lining, she has met a lot of new friends during her stay in the health center and that is no small blessing after having just moved into the area. Their year anniversary will be 9/18!
Fall is slipping in slowly here, the heat is leaving the days are clearer and crisper, the temps well down at night. Horses are starting to lay in their winter coats. I see the hint of curls and ripples starting.
Next post I'll have some pics of my handsome steeds.
Parting shot: I insist....
|Stella and new favorite, Orange Timmy!|