Ok, I will admit it. I love to collect & craft t items like a kiln or loom, even when I have no idea how to actually use the item. This provides fodder and amusement for my husband when he talks to his friends, I recently learned.
But wait! I know that one day I will take a ceramics course, or join the local fiber guild and learn to weave. Really. Well, it could happen…
I just could not pass up the opportunity to own a mint condition, wonderful old Gilmore loom. My friend, Faith’s sister-in-law needed to find it a good home. All I needed to do was drive to the Silicon Valley and pick it up with my truck.
In my way of thinking, the loom and other items were picked up for free or for minimal investment, so why not have them in case I should want to weave or create pottery or fused glass? I have always wanted to take art glass classes, or at the very least make glass beads.
This is how I think. Of course, being married to a practical engineer who desires an empty garage, he approaches it in a whole new light. Luckily for me, my dear husband knows that the secret to a happy marriage and happy wife is to turn a blind eye when “items” show up. 🙂
Of course, one day I will indeed learn how to weave, and create with glass. Until then, my loom sits next to my lovely antique card catalog that I picked up from UCLA when they converted to computers, exercise equipment, fabric stash and too many other art/craft supplies to mention.
Am I the only creative soul who buys things for just in case?? C’mon, confessing is good for the soul. Cheers, Carla