Thursday, October 27, 2011

We better be ready!

Ole is the Pastor of the local Norwegian Lutheran Church and Pastor Sven is
the minister of the Swedish Covenant Church across the road. One day they
are seen pounding a sign into the ground, which said


As a car speeds past them, the driver leans out his window and yells, "Leave
people alone, you Skandihoovian religious nuts!"

From the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash.

Shakin' his head, Rev. Ole says "Dat's da terd one dis mornin'."

"Yaa," Pastor Sven agrees, then asks, "Do ya tink maybe da sign should yust
say, 'Bridge Out?'"

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Foot stool finds new life for a 3 year old

This is the foot stool I mentioned yesterday.  It is done in a crazy stitch design with a honeycomb sewing machine stitching at each seam.  Very easy to do.  I made this from a bunch of drapery samplers that I bought at a garage sale too.  Did I mention that the stool only cost $1 at another garage sale. 
Love them garage sales!  Just never know what you will find!  I am sure she will get mac and cheese on this so maybe I should spray it with some scotch guard.  hmmmm  good idea!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gotta fix this problem soon!

Have had advice from a couple folks on solving my problems with my loom.  I think I will order some more Texolv so I can rehang the shafts.  It just looks wrong to me.  Will be meeting with my weaver friend soon and play on her looms and really study them.  Also will go back to the college this next Wed and find that "nice" man.  Couldn't go this week as we had our First Wed. Quilt Club meeting.  Not sure what I am doing in there, as I am not a quilter.  I don't need another hobby!!  But if I can keep it small I will give it a go.  Here is a picture of my "quilting".  It is a little foot stool I found and refurbished for my great grand daughter.  She is 3 and loves little furniture.  I did a crazy quilt topping and put some padding under it.  Was easy to do.  Seeeee I love these small projects!
Well for some reason it won't let me post it today.  Will try later.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Loom troubles

OK these pictures are for MadCity Mike;  here is what I set up.  I know I didn't warp the correct no. of strands of warp but I don't feel it has anything to do with my problem.  Was just trying to get some warp on to see how the treddles would work.

The third picture shows how the warp does not lay to the bottom of the reed. And this is with it at resting position.    I am thinking I want to get rid of the metal headles and the steel cable for the counter balance part in the castle.  I think it is still doable.  Still plan to get that nice guy from the college to come make a home visit.