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Super Stress Relief 

Maura found the potholder looms in the guest room night stand this evening. I’d rummaged around for them when I’d visit but could not find them.  What a happy find tonight. 

Anna and her friend got right to work. Maura needed some help. I use knitting needles or pencils through the loop ends as I approach the finish. Keep it from popping off prematurely. Then a crochet hook to bind off. 

Weaving these provides major stress relief for me. Over under over under. Under over under over- The repetition. 

Reminds me of childhood, too. 

I like them especially  for hot pot lids

when I want to peek inside. 


Ohio State Fair – Columbus Ohio

Today’s post is primarily people.  A few animals. Or people and animals.  The food highlights will be a separate post.  Stay tuned for a Deep Fried Buckeye.  No, I didn’t eat it but someone let me photograph theirs.

I accompanied two moms and seven children!  We had a wonderful afternoon.   Perfect summer day.  Last year our visit to the fair was cut short by a severe thunderstorm.  If you are new to the blog you can check it out here

Keep Cool Fans


Fans from the egg farmers- outside the Taste of Oho Pavillion-  four of them are my grandchildren.  Three are their friends.




I'm in a Fowl Mood

Thanks for letting me photograph your shirt in the Taste of Ohio Pavillion

Thanks Guys Top banana



No, not going to guess my weight or age today!



Union General


Union General  from the Civil War Encampment checks out the cowgirl boots




Boy and Cow


Being taken back to the livestock/ stall area after showing






Abe Lincoln


Abe Lincoln chats with fairgoers




Cowgirl Boots


Cowgirl Boots galore




AIrbrush T shirt Art


Airbrush artist




No Firearms


Posting a No Firearms sign on the Dairy Pavillion




Pirates on Stilts



Jack and Drew talk to the Pirate about missing treasure




At the Cardinal gate.

Bent Traffic Cone

Bent traffic cone and Ohio State Trooper giving directions


Jack  Milked a cow


Jack milked a cow. Why he put the sticker on his mouth is beyond me.We did not put it there!




Watching the pig races



Watching the pig races



weaving a scarf


Weaving a scarf




Ohio Fair Band


Rousing band music




checking the bags of wool

Checking the bags of wool




Walking her horse


The horse barn



sleeping with the livestock


Sleeping near the livestock



napping at the fairCatching a quick nap behind the concession stands




milking the cow

Waiting in line to milk the cow



horse stall


Looking down the walkway lined with horse stalls



Ohio State Fair

Exhausted. This woman takes a nap on the grass.


Perfect summer day.  Last year our visit to the fair was cut short by a severe thunderstorm.  If you are new to the blog you can check it out here


Bedford, PA- Home of the National Museum of the American Coverlet

Laszlo Zongor explains the system of Jacquard Loom(see below) and the punched holed cards, each card a single line of weaving.



A two hour drive from Pittsburgh.  My book club had a fun and memorable getaway weekend trip.  We stayed at the Historic Bedford Resort.

Sunday, Joan and I went to see the National Museum of the American Coverlet– housed in a beautiful Historic Common School.   A coverlet is a woven bed cover, although there were some floor coverings, too.  The coverlets display changes every four months.  We learned a lot about the history of the coverlets with our knowledgeable guide explaining the differences. The last photos are of the gift shop where you can purchase reproductions of the antique designs and fabric for quilters.

 from the National Museum of the American Coverlet

The Museum and Museum Shop are open daily, year round.
Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Admission is $6 ($5 for age 60 and over).  Kids under 12 are free.  Group rates available.

Laszlo Zongor explains the punch cards used in the Jacquard loom.

 If you have a coverlet, you can bring it to Melinda and Laszlo Zongor and they can help date it and identify the weaving method.

The Jacquard Loom

There are looms and spinning wheels on exhibit.


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