It is with a sad heart that I post this today. I am selling my beloved CPJ “Baby” Macomber Loom. She is going to a wonderful weavers home in Washington state. We need to move to a smaller place and she just won’t fit anymore. Besides, I haven’t woven on her in over a year. It is time. 8 years ago I bought this loom from a lady in Colorado, who was moving to the East Coast of US to begin a new life with a new partner and career. She and I both got exactly what we needed. I remember thanking her profusely for selling me her loom as it was my dream come true and the beginning of a new life for me. I have used my Baby Mac well. She has gone to demonstrations with me. She has stayed at a yarn shop in Rapid City, SD while I wove scarves to sell in the shop on her. She put up with my limited knowledge about weaving and taught me a few things about crafting. She has been a symbol in my life of “doing the dream” and “living your best life” and I am so grateful for that.
But now, now is the time that we move on to other pursuits. She will be in the home of a loving weaver and I will miss her. I will be pursuing my book binding, library work and knitting. And moving closer to my grandchildren. My husband and I are looking forward to being closer to them and also lighter, again, in “stuff”. This is our third downsizing, hopefully the last. Hmmmm, I think I said that the last time!!!!!!!!
The weaving community is a great bunch of people. I still have my Ashford Knitters Loom that I will continue to weave on, using up that handspun yarn in my stash. I will still participate in weaving demos and teaching friends. I will always be grateful for the time I had my connections to Macomber Looms through the Macomber Loom group on Ravelry; Sarah Haskell and her Macomber Looms and Me blogspot blog; the Seattle Weavers Guild and all the wonderful weavers I have met through the years.
And so, onward and upward to a new time of life and farewell to Warped and Weft Behind? weaving a life.