I also was blessed by unknown people. I attended the regular Wednesday Texas Twisters spinning get-together last week. While I was there, somebody (was it Marlene? or Kate? or maybe Peggy? or Lori)--my recollection isn't clear who--let us all know that a Dallas nursing home was clearing out their loom room and was looking for homes for their looms.
Well, I'm a total fiber geek . . . and hand woven things are just about my favorite things (my favorite decorative piece at Christmastime is a table scarf that I put on the entryway table each year--and always hate putting away after Christmas). So I made the right calls and found the loom room at the nursing home and WOW. It was love at first sight. Hard to believe that had these looms not been claimed by new homes they would have been plowed under when the building is demolished next year.
There were eight looms in the beginning--there were three left when I went this morning to look at them. I met a darling Lisa, who claimed one; a Parker lady will be claiming the second; and I was BLESSED to be the recipient of the third. Of course, at such an auspicious event, cameras are a must---right??? And I managed to remember to take mine with me. Only problem is that I was so excited today that I didn't take a picture.
However . . . here's a picture I found that looks very similar to mine, except the ratchet wheel on mine is much, much larger:
The wood is darker on mine. But it's large like this one--the biggest one they had remaining. I wanted the bigger, and most sturdy of the bunch, because I'd like to be able to make rugs. And not only can I use yarns to weave rugs, scarves, blankets, etc., but I can also use strips of fabric (this is what my mother made rugs with when I was a child) to make sweet, woven rag rugs. Cute, gorgeous, divine!! Can't wait!!!
Here are a few of the things I came home with:
Gobs of beautiful yarns,
Lots of shuttles and spools,
and several excellent books.
And a cute, cute, cute little bench.C.C. Young Retirement Center still must be applauded for their impressive act of generosity!
And again . . . I've been blessed so abundantly!!