WEAVING REPAIR-MEMORABLE CLOTHES TO RUGS-EDDIE AND HELEN

13 03 2015

GREETINGS

Another chilly morning with the temps going up this afternoon..  Rain coming tomorrow so I will have a busy day cleaning up things in the barn.  A little water has tricked into the sheep area I am hoping I can keep it at bay.  Rain is coming in for tomorrow we will see what happens.

WEAVING REPAIR

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In the late 80’s I took  the 4 year weaving course at Hill Institute in FLorence, Mass.  I had never woven before and during the first class when the teacher was taking about warp and weft I wondered what she was talking about..The class was tough but I learned how to weave.  Opportunities came  along to take special classes and a Transparency class came up and I took it. This was another thing I didn’t know much about.   I had just spent some time in Maine my Mother-in-Law had to have some serious heart surgery and at the time I was making baskets and wanted to make some out of cat tails.  Everyday My Father-in-Law and I would drive up 95 to visit my Mother-in-Law and he would pull over on the side of the road and I would get out and pick cat tails.   The whole back seat would be full  of them, at night I would braid them.  What came out of the cat tail  adventure was a few wonderful baskets and this Transparency.  Its been hanging in this window since I moved in some 18 years ago.  It is made of linen and has stood the test of time.  But this past fall the threads which attached the picture to the frame had come apart.  I finally got it fixed and back up.  Each time I look at it reminds me of those days in Maine.

NEW LIFE FOR A CHEER LEADING SKIRT AND A JACKET OF MY mOM’S

In my teenage years I was a cheerleader.  I have kept the skirt and decided that it needed to have a new life.

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The lining is silk and I separated that and dyed some of that to use in my Blueberry Jar rug and the skirt itself is wool.

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 I also found this old wool work shirt that my Mother would wear in the fall. That will go into some rugs too.

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EDDIE AND HELEN

Eddie is such a delight.  Every day I have him out, he love to watch what is going on outside the window.

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 Sometimes it is my Son using his ATV to clear the driveway and other times it the birds bringing the seeds they get from the feeder up to the roof to eat them.  Today he saw his first Blue Jay and he squealed.  He will have so much fun outside this summer.

Helen

IHelen is better but not cured.  I will have to do more research.  SHe still has some of that stuff in her crop and I work on her every day.

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She stopped eating the eggs and yogurt so she is back on regular food with some oatmeal and blueberries too.  She follows me around when I am cleaning the cages and talks and talks.

Hope you have a wonderful day and Thank you much for reading my blog.   Carole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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14 03 2015
Rita Kay Bergeron

Thanks for those memories. Mom was in Portland Hospital from July thru Sept. or early Oct. of 1986. So this is the year you would’ve collected those cat tails. Dad must’ve loved it! We were so happy that you were able to fill in when you did. Thank you for all you did. Love, Rita Kay

14 03 2015
wspines

I was glad that I was able to do it. Yes he probably thought I was goofy but had fun doing it. Those were memorable time.s Love Carole

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