Weaving, or Learning How to Thread the Big Loom.

So guys, I married into a really amazing family.  They are full of people that inspire and support me in every way they can think of.  Teaching, loving, feeding, hugging, chatting, and spoiling me all the time.  The backbone of this family is my husband's grandma.  Grandma Lee, Great Mama, Lenora, Lee, the list of names seems never-ending depending on who you ask.  

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She is one of those people that knows everyone simply because everybody wants to know her.  At 94 years young she is vibrant and involved in many groups, guilds and activities - including her Weaving Guild.  She was telling me today that she learned to weave at a young age by a woman who wasn't very good, but taught her just enough to pique her interest in weaving on a loom.  Then she did some on her own, but really didn't learn a lot about weaving until joining the guild.  Throughout her lifetime she has created unbelievably beautiful and unique weavings.  

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I was helping Lee with threading her monster loom today for a wonderful project she is just starting - a project just for her.  Learning how to thread it and watching her set it up today have really got me interested in learning how to do it, obviously in a much, much simpler way (she's a pro!).  

Is there really anything better than learning a new trick or trade?  My friend Kelly says that people like her and I are "Dabblers" and I couldn't agree more.  Whenever I need to get my creative juices flowing, I just take out a library book or watch a YouTube video and all of a sudden I feel invigorated.  The feeling of making something out of nothing is my favorite thing in the world.  

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Hopefully taking a quick peek inside the "Loom Room" has you feeling as inspired as I do! 

This is what two hours of threading this big guy looks like - we got almost a quarter of it threaded!  (Not for people who want a quick project!)

This is what two hours of threading this big guy looks like - we got almost a quarter of it threaded!  (Not for people who want a quick project!)