Monday, June 6, 2011


Today is Monday, June 6th, 2011.  I have been married to my hubby for 36 years.  Good Lord!  We met on May 1st, 1975.  On May 21st, he proposed to me.  We married on June 6th, 1975.  No one thought it would last.  Ha ha.  Last laugh and all that.
I have been replacing the heddles on Lulu.  The ones that were on there were so filthy that every time I touched them, I got black dirt on me.  ICK.  I ordered them 100 at a time, but the last 2 bunches, I got 500 at a time.  I will have 250 on each of four shafts.  I hope that's enough.  If not, I haven't thrown away the old ones.  Maybe I can wipe them down, and put them back on if I need them.  But I don't plan on doing anything very fine and large.  Fine threads aren't my favorite to work with.  8/2 is about as thin as it gets for me.  Call me chicken.
Actually, I just want to have FUN with my weaving.  It has progressed from doing towels, and table runners, to wanting to do some things that may, or may not, work out for me.
I'm going to have to decide if I want to try the rug weaving, or make some fabric to turn into clothing. 
We went to JoAnns Fabric and Crafts today, to look at their dress forms.  They were expensive.  And not very well made, not what I expected for $219.  I had a 50% off coupon.  I decided against the dress form.
I have other things I want.  Besides, when I was looking online, I found a way to make a dress form that is exactly what your body is.  Maybe, if I have a dress form shaped just like my body, and I have to stare at it every day and try to fit woven fabric to it to make clothing, I'll actually LOSE weight.  Maybe it's the jolt I need.  I have to have help making the dress form tho, so getting together with my friend is going to be tricky as she has a busy schedule the next two weeks, then she goes away for a week!
The other thing I want is a Wolf Pup loom.  There is a used one on Ravelry.  It's in PA.  The lady said she's willing to wait to sell it to me.  It's new - never been used, only a year old.  She never even got it put totally together.  I'm excited.  But I have to come up with $850.  So a yard sale is in the works.  I have some things to sell.  Maybe, if I can get half, I can get the other half from hubby and I won't feel guilty.  If I told him I really wanted this loom, he'd let me have it.  If you've read my blog, you know we have a big expense in the works with getting the septic distribution box fixed.....but hoping that we'll get reimbursed for it thru a claim.  We'll see.  I'm holding positive thoughts.
The other thing I need is a work station to do my hand-made cards at.  I MISS making my cards!  I want to get back to it.  But I don't want to spend a lot of money doing this work station.  Maybe, if I get back to the cards, I won't enjoy it as much as I think I did, and I'll get rid of a lot of the stuff at the yard sale.  So for now, I guess I just need to make space, make some cards, and send them out and see how I feel about it.  Not sure I love the rubber stamps anymore.  I do like using photographs for cards.  I like papers.  I would love a die cut machine, but again, I don't want to spend the money on one. So that's out.  Unless by some miracle someone is selling one really cheap at some point. 
I do wish hubby liked going yard sale searching.  He doesn't.   But then again, I can't blame him as I need to get rid of a LOT of the junk in the basement now, and maybe then, finding things I really want would be something he'd be willing to do.
So there it is.  I need a job.  LoL. Not sure I could handle a job, but there is one in the paper I might put effort forth to apply for.  Problem is, in bad weather, I couldn't get to it.  Everything is too far away.  But I'd love some spending money.  Now, if I could make money doing my crafts, I'd be one happy camper!
Anywho, I got half of my new heddles onto the shafts.  I may go up now and do the other half.  Hubby is watching hockey.  Oh boy.

1 comment:

KnittyAJ said...

Hey, Congrads!!!! A short romance that has lasted 36yrs. There is something to say about love at first sight. I hope you two have 36 more years.