But looms were on the move. While I love the view that the front guest room provides, I often feel removed from the action while I weave. Guest rooms are off limits for those with 4 legs and no one rests easy in there. Plus, it gets hot as heck in there in the summer by late afternoon. I really want to weave this lovely cottolin towel warp off. There was only one way to remedy this situation. Move this Scandinavian beauty into the master.
Now Jack had to give up some of long lounging bench, but I was able to keep a cozy spot just for him and shoe storage underneath just for me. Actually I really love this loom in there and can see a future in this. The bonus of course, was getting to weave on this awesome loom and still be surrounded by my peeps. Here is the towel in progress, the second one since the move, which means more weaving than I've done on this loom since it's arrival. Yeah!!
I needed to raise the height on the bench. It made it more comfortable for me and I sat weaving happily for over an hour and half. Breaks for coffee and pirn winding.
All I have to offer as far as sewing is the in process linen robe.
The sleeves are almost ready to go on, only the darts to do.
On the little Wolf Pup the mat weaving continues. This one is summer citrus colors: lime green, bright orange and lemon yellow.
I might add a raspberry at some point in this warp. We'll see. The colors are all Louet linen. The white, hemp.
Saturday morning I met up with good friend Cindie and we did the Growers Market there in Grants Pass. A tidy affair with a number of vendors that don't come down to Medford. I couldn't resist this crow and roses bowl on sale.
Some tasty Chèvre and Feta made it into my basket too. We wandered over to the Kitchen Store afterward and this set of bowls spoke to me. Buy Us, buy us.....
Now don't those colors look familiar?!
We also stopped in at the museum to see the traveling quilt show Concrete and Grasslands. If you are in the area and love textile art, I highly recommend taking a peek. The caliber of quilts is amazing.
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We parted before lunch. I had a screen door to pick up at the GP Home Depot and a longish drive home. Gene was gone for most of the day giving talks on the 2014 Beaver Creek wildfire to college students on a field trip to the area. The kids were home alone. 'Nuff said!
Parting shot: We waited here all day for you, just like this....really!