Saturday, June 25, 2011

What a wonderful week!

A week ago last Friday my friend Carol and I headed out for Wisconsin. Carol was on her way to the midwest weaver's conference. It turned out that she would be driving right past my friend, Karen in the woods home! We arrived at Karen's house on Saturday evening. Karen had a wonderful meal waiting for us. What a great time we had. Three weavers sharing a meal and conversation. What could be better than that?

I spent the week with Karen. We had the chance to be together, knit hats and weave. I have known Karen for several years. She has come to visit me three times but I had never had the chance to visit her so this was pretty special to me.

The week flew by all to quickly when it was time to meet back up with Carol. Today Karen and I got up very early and drove the four hours to Hancock, Michigan. We wanted to make sure we got there in time to go to the rag rug show and tell and to do a bit of shopping before the vendors packed up.

Janet Meany and I have written to each other many times over the years but we had never met. Today I got to meet her! She is a wealth of information about old looms and she had helped me many times. Standing next to Janet is Katie Meek. I had also corresponded with Katie about her book a while back. It was so nice to meet her. Don't you just love the tartan she wove?

Several years ago I took a Swedish weaving workshop given by Joann Hall of Elkhorn Mountain Weaving. It was very nice to see her again.

Another person I hadn't seen in a long time is Su Butler. Years ago I took her Understanding Rayon Chenille workshop in Kentucky. It was such a nice surprise to see her at the conference.

When I was at Karen's house I discovered she was selling a Newcomb Studio loom! One can never have enough looms, right? Poor Carol. I have filled up most of her van with loom parts! She is such a good sport. I asked her before I bought it just in case she didn't want to transport it. We do have to save room for our trip to Great Northern Weaving!

Tomorrow morning Carol and I will be heading towards Kalamazoo, Michigan to fill up the rest of her van with weaving supplies from Great Northern!! We want to be there when they open on Monday morning. We are both looking forward to seeing what all they have there.



  1. You have had such a wonderful adventure. Have lots of fun at Great Northern!!!!

  2. I am so glad that the trip has worked out so we! And yes, you can never have too many looms!

  3. I am already starting to cry, knowing we have to part company today! You are still sleeping this morning and I am thinking I don't want today to come yet... It's 4 a.m. and I know you are leaving by 8 a.m. GULP!

  4. It appears you have had a wonderful time with more adventure to come. Glad you have had fun!

  5. Glad you got to meet old friends. Wow, have fun at Great Northern. Yes,you do need another loom.