Smoky Mountains

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We made it safely.  Today was a perfect day.  We stopped in Waynesville for freshly baked apple turnovers pies.




We visited Haywood Community College where we discovered a grist mill. At the college, I picked up a MasterWeaver III loom (circa 1982) which I had won on ebay.  I had hoped to bring it back to Florida but unless one of us is strapped to the roof, I’m not sure that’s going to happen.  Continuing on our ramble, we stopped at the Mast General Store where I snagged a pair of shoes 50% off and a huge bag of olde timey candy.  A perfect day ending in a feast of fried chicken and fried green tomatoes.

Oh, and that llama shawl.  I fulled the finished shawl and blocked in on the porch where it dryed flat.  The finished shawl…

Next week, a week of weaving at Stecoach.  More next week on that.

Tropical Twister


3 Responses to “Smoky Mountains”

  1. Loopykd says, September 12th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Beautiful shawl. I just love it! I am afraid to think about an interest in weaving because I will just go over the edge and my family will think me more crazy than they already think me (if that makes sense).

  2. Tropical Twister says, September 13th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Crazy? When I start to effuse about my next project, I just get the knowing smile from family, the kind you see when someone is trying to talk down the crazy person to avoid escalating the psychotic episode. Go ahead and plunge … more opportunities to express your creativity. (Am I not a good influence … Us crazies have to stick together.)
    Tropical Twister

  3. Dorothy Kenefick says, October 17th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Hi, I just purchased a Masterweaver III at an auction. I’m trying to find an instruction book a maybe a part, can you help. Thank You, please email me at

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