Have loom and guitar will travel

When a weaver and a musician go on holidays, what do they take with them?

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Their dogs, of course!

But of course, they never leave home without a guitar

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Or, a loom:

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I was weaviing away on this pouch while we were away:

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So, I took advantage of the gorgeous scenery to photograph the step by step photos of weaving the pouch:

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Mini has her own wee suitcase which she snuggles very happily into, along with all the bits and pieces needed for the weaving.

(It began life as a case for a drill that lives in a toolbox, so Jim gave the un-used case to me and I love it for  Ms Mini!)

When we are on holidays, I tend to photograph the smaller things, like lichens:

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and flowers (ahem… the wind was crazy, so trying to get the flower to sit still was a lost cause)

 

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and small looms on beautiful stony beaches:

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and the patterns in tree roots:

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and shadows:

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and gorgeous driftwood:

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and the patterns in nature:

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and small dogs having great adventures … (Yikes! Wolves ATE a dog here? eegads!)

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Speaking of wild animals, last year when we went to Jasper (in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada), we saw 13 bears!

This year, we only saw one:

 

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But we did see one VERY thrilling wild animal- the first time I have ever seen a wild mountain goat, in fact:

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It was rainy, windy and cold for the entire time we were there, which made perfect weather for weaving and making music😀

But then, as far as I am concerned, ANY weather is perfect for weaving and making music🙂

I hope that you had a lovely summer and that the sun shone upon you, and music swirled around you and that the yarn was sweet in your hands!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 responses to “Have loom and guitar will travel

  1. Noreen – You are so creative in weaving, pictures and thoughts. It’s wonderful that your husband plays the guitar. Both the guitar and small loom can be carried with both of you on long or short trips. You can even weave to the rhythm of the beautiful music that your husband plays.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Maurine

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  2. Thank you so much, Maurine😀 Yes, he’s a magnificent musician, and it has been my great joy and delight to be his traveling companion for 3 and a half decades! His music is the sound track of my life🙂

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  3. Oh my our friend! Our cups runneth over with joy… you are so inspiring!!!!Absolutely remakable you saw a mountain goat!!! Your photo essay taught us to remember to look at our world…. more than one way. Weaving patterns seem to be everywhere. Drill case idea….clever! Guitar playing husband….superb. Cute little doggies….comforting. Mini sunbathing on a rock in the cold…weird! Your post are always a delight and bring sunshine to our day! Love and Hugs…Mac & Sue

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  4. What a gorgeous and varied photo essay. I feel as if I was there with you, and I am drooling over the driftwood roots. I think I didn’t understand the scale of the work you’re doing until I saw it in the context of the outdoors.Lovely!

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  5. Lovely to read about and see your travels – great photos! It puts many things in perspective!!

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    • Thank you, Terri!🙂
      It always amuses me that It is the very small things that I love so much when I travel…. there’s the majestic mountain, and yet, it’s the bit of lichen on the rock or the pattern of the bark or root of a near tree that I am focused on photographing!
      The power of the small is so engaging!🙂

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  6. Lyn

    Hi Noreen, Thank you for sharing your adventure & photos with us!! I really enjoyed it. Lyn

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