Saturday Hubby and I set out on an adventure…well, maybe not an adventure but an outing.
It all started a few weeks ago. My brother Jim is a “junkie”…not the drug kind of junkie but the kind who is always out and looking for good junk. I got a message from his wife one day….It said, “I am not with Jim but he asked Taybor (his grandson) to send this to you & wants to know if u want it?
I was doing childcare when the message came. I looked and looked again at the picture. OH MY…was that a rug loom?! Well next thing I knew Jim was calling me. He said he was at a house, the house was getting cleaned out and I could have this loom if I wanted it.
I don’t think it all registered with me because I asked him how much it was. He said FREE! WHAT? Free. Yes, Free.
Um, yes I want it. I couldn’t get there so he was so nice and brought it to his daughter’s house and she has kept it in her garage over the last bit until we could get there to pick it up.
Saturday was out day to go. We ended up going through Osage to get there. If you’re a long time blog reader you know that the cross stitch shop I like is in Osage…yep I stopped and while I was shopping Hubby checked out the town and the antique shop.
He decided we should eat at the Smoke Shack. We both like BBQ so it was an easy choice.
Oh my…it was good. Here were our choices for lunch. Hubby got #4 and I got #3. We also got the Jacked Up Beans and the Sweet Potato Hash….
While they were prepping our food we were busy trying out the sauces. There were two that I loved…the Raz-Jaz and the Carolina White sauce…the others were good but those two were my favorite.
The atmosphere was good too.
Hubby, of course had to check out the construction of the bar stools. They were chunky and home made…really neat.
He loves knowing how things are constructed…me, not so much. I just like to know they work…these were fun for sure.
So how was the food?WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
This was my sweet potato hash. I am going to google and look to see if I can find some type of close recipe…honestly, I loved it.
This was the pizza. It was yummy….perfectly spiced.
The waitress came buy and asked how things were. I said, “There is only one problem…your restaurant is an hour away from our house”. That’s completely the truth.
If you head that way, make sure to check out the Smoke Shack. It’s on main street on the north side. YUM. We will for sure eat there again!!
So what about the rug loom? We traveled on from Osage up through Austin, MN and onto Freeborn where my brother Jim lives. Here’s the loom.
I am so excited but I am also a bundle of nerves over it. I have NO IDEA how to do anything. I remember my siblings saying that my mom had one. She had sold it by the time me, the youngest in the family came along.
It’s textile related so you can bet that I am VERY interested in giving it a try and seeing if I can make it work.
So blog readers…HELP. I need help to try to make this thing go. Are any of you out there rug makers? What can you tell me because I have a lot to learn.
Plans for now are for this to go in our garage….Right now I am completely booked and don’t have time to give this enough attention. In the mean time, I am gathering information….I’m hoping some of you can help with that.
I love my family….I called Kayla to tell her about the loom. I told her Jim got it for free…her comment, “of course he did”…I am still completely amazed that he found for me. I guess this makes up for all the times he teased and picked on me.
On the way home Hubby offered to stop at a the Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayword…I took him up on the offer. I’ll show you a shop tour tomorrow.