Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Morning Road Trip

A typical Saturday run to the home improvement store. DH bought rose spray and tested the quality of the swiming pool water.

I headed off to the serious section of tools in search of G-clamps to attach my newest project to a table. The clamps were in the section of carpentery tools. They are all metal and seemed like over kill but the size was necessary to clear the edge of the table. As I started to rondevous at the check out I found......

A pair of black flamingos .  Well really; they are plastic bar clamps priced at 2 for the price of one of the G-clamps and a lot lighter.  The lighter weight means I will have less to cart around.

DH was ready to check out so home we traveled and I immediately set about testing my purchase.

Hooray the elegant bird like clamps worked their magic.

Holding the frame loom for my tapestry weaving class securely to a table top. A well designed tool is always a treasure. The beauty of these two clamps makes my heart skip a happy step.

I am looking forward to continuing on this project.

A glimpse of the finished little weaving. The vintage button is from my grandmother.

The caps were being handed out as we departed for home.

A happy morning adventure.  Hope you are enjoying the day.



Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun post!! I love it that you see flamingos in tools!! and that you have the beginnings of some beautiful weaving set up. That is such a fun photo of you with your freebie cap.

Vireya said...

Love the birdie clamps!

Nat Palaskas said...

Looks like a fun outing Terry. I love that weaving project you are working on. I was planning to try that kind of weaving as well, but NO TIME as yet!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Those Flamingo Clamps are just perfect for your weaving Terry....good job on spotting them!