Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sundays in the Loom House

I arrived at the loom house before the crowds. The first task to raise the paned window sashes, propping each one open with a stick. The breeze is refreshing. 

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The shaft harnesses are removed from the old barn loom and water drawn for the dye pot. Osage orange with tin today.

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The drive band gets seated in its groove on the great wheel and for a moment, a fleeting moment, I'm there. In 1823.  Ready to begin my day's work.

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10 comments:

Milah Frost said...

I will take a box of note cards with the first picture, please. :)

Historical Ken said...

Awww...more! More! This is a tease! (LOL)

Sharon said...

Wow, your have own personal time machine! Love it.

Sharon said...

Oops, I can't do grammar at this time of night, apparently. Please forgive my boo-boo.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Nice.

Karen Anne said...

How is the house transition going, are there closing dates set?

Christine said...

Karen Anne,

Still waiting on the appraisal. The current house is scheduled to close on the 10th of August.

Mark A said...

I find myself reading your blog quite often! Love your blog !Thanks a lot for sharing , it is really very helpful!

Elaine said...

What a lovely old wheel. Thanks for sharing so much with us.

MilkMaid09 said...

Love the photos! I think I'm going to bring the kids sometime next week since Hubs is gone and I have no other excuse not to!