Monday, April 27, 2009

Winter Remedy

Since our long and dreary winter still showed no sign of stopping I gave in to an impulse buy about a month ago. Completely impulsive and totally not the kind of flower I would normally go for even. I went to get groceries and the store had a huge display of orchids. Yeah pretty and expensive and so not me where are the daisies? Then I looked at the price! OH MY GOSH! They only wanted $10 for any of the orchids in the display. Hmmm let me look again... Long story short this beauty came home with me.

And here is is nearly May and it is snowing outside sigh. Sunday I went shopping, it was sleeting not snowing, and well I picked up two more orchids. These are smaller plants then my first one but I think are just beautiful. Grin I was actually only going to get one but I couldn't pick between these two so blush bought both.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Looms, Looms, and more looms

I feel like my house is being taken over by looms. I have been looking at all the loom types and the numbers here and WOW is all I can say.
I have two Mini Tablet looms. Think small inkle looms with out a heddle bar.
Then there are the 4 or 5 Mini Inkle looms I got from one maker that really don't work well for anything. The sheds on this particular makers looms is too narrow to make them easily useable. Those should go.
Then I have a nice med size Inkle that works well. This is another eBay buy and one I would repeat.
I also have a Tinkle or tiny inkle from Spanish Peacock that I like and of course the largest of my Inkle looms the Schacht. So for inkle/tablet weaving that gives me at least 9 looms which is a few too many.

Then I got into the Rigid Heddle looms. I have three of those, a 13" Glimarka Emilia, a 24" Ashford, and my pride and joy a 32" Beka RL. Those at least I have been reasonable about. Each loom fits a specific nook in my weaving.

We wanted to have a multiple shaft loom. So we got a 25" wide older 4 harness table loom
Then DH learned to weave on a floor loom. OOPS back to the market and we came up with a used Baby Wolf for him last May. Last month the Baby Wolf got joined by another floor loom that weaves a wider width. That is Mystery who turned out to be a Leclerc Artisat built in 1971!