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Sunday, November 10, 2013

SAD SATURDAY

Yesterday was a frustratingly sad day. After breakfast, we decided to look for some of John's weaving materials. 

We had Christ Gustin of Homestead Weaving Studio in Nashville, Indiana (think Brown County) prepare warp for two scarves.  John was going to put the warp on his loom and weave away.  

Then John got sick, the warp was packed to go into the vast basement of our Tiffin Allegro Bus.  Now, we cannot find the warp.  What a huge, expensive bummer!  

We started to empty the basement compartments, one at a time.  As we were emptying the compartment, we inspected the bags of llama and alpaca fiber that I had stored there.  Oh, oh, wool moths larvae!  In all, I had to throw twelve huge bags of larvae, moths infested fiber into a dumpster.  That sure reduced my stash!  

We looked at the hats, handbags and scarves I had in storage bins.  These were items that I was preparing to sell on the Internet.  Every item in the tote that did not have an air-tight seal had damage.  Thank goodness, some items designed for children were in a sealed bin.  

We are still searching nooks and crannies for John's warp. Hopefully, it will be a successful, satisfactory Sunday.  

We did come across much of John's mom's unfinished quilts.  At least one top needs to be stitched and there are three or four groupings of quilt squares that need to be sewed together.  Then, there is fabric!  And more fabric. Can you say weight added to the bus?  At least, we reduced considerable weight when the fiber went to the dumpster.  

Our thanks to those who used our blog to enter into Amazon's store to make their purchases.  No matter how small or large, every order helps.  

I'm off to find that warp!  Wish me luck.    

God bless!  


23 comments:

  1. Good luck it must be there somewhere!

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    1. You are right, George. It amazes me how things can get lost in a motorhome.

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  2. That would be my word too! Frustration!!!

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  3. Too bad about the moths. Good luck!

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  4. Oh, how frustrating to lose all of those materials.

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    1. It is. The fiber came from my animals. It was the best of the best llama or alpaca.

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  5. Oh crap. So sorry you had to throw your precious fiber in the dumpster. Hope you were successful today in finding the weaving material.

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  6. On no! That wasn't a fun discovery at all. Well, know you have more room to add more stuff you might find in your travels.

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    1. I really do not want to fill the now empty spaces. I like being able to navigate in there now. Before, the basement was totally stuffed.

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  7. Oh what a shame to have to throw away such wonderful fiber. I have an alpaca shawl and it is just a treasure. So warm, so soft. And to lose things you'd worked hard to create. I am so sorry. How maddening. I just know you'll find the warp. I'll be anxious to know where it turns up.

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    1. We will probably find the warp when John is not in the weaving mood! Will let you know when we find it.

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  8. Always amazes me how we can lose something in such a small space. There are a couple of things we can't find that I know are here somewhere. Hope you find the warp.

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    1. Me too Sandie. It is so frustrating.

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    2. So sorry for the moth damage, Nan. When I was in Chama, NM, I met a lady who was sitting outside using her spinning wheel. I want to say she called it a Jenny, but don't trust my memory. I have a couple of friends who spin fiber. One is pretty well known for her fiber art quilts. I can't do anything artistic, and admire anyone who does. Glad to know about your link to Amazon. I wish I had known sooner--I bought a camera just the other day. I'll try to remember when I make another purchase.

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    3. I think you have the right name of the wheel. I love to spin, it is so relaxing, once you learn. You have more artistic capabilities than you know. You just have not found the right one.

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  9. Frustrating and expensive loss! Durned insect pests!

    Did you find the warp yet?

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  10. I hope Sunday was more successful. I so hate that you lost all the items you had made...can any be mended?

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    1. They cannot be mended. Plus, if the moths have laid eggs in the wool, they probably have laid some of those eggs where they cannot be seen, then the larvae hatches and starts feeding on the wool.

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  11. Sorry to hear about the loss of your fiber. Best of luck finding that warp. I would love to see some of your work.

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