The revelations discussed here are not new, nor are they particularly insightful. These are just some recent personal discoveries.
1. Weaving is fun.
2. Weaving is a great way to use up left over yarn.
3. Warping a loom can take a long time when it comes to the part where you have to thread warp strings through heddles.
4. I don’t enjoy warping.
5. 20 inches is a nice, finished fabric width.
6. It takes a really long time (for me it took two hours) to warp 20 inches of loom.
7. I really hate warping.
8. If not for warping I’d love weaving.
9. I’m going to sell this loom as soon as this table runner is off of it.
10. I want to get a Goodwood Loom with a magic heddle someday so I can still weave and not have to thread heddles.
Further revelations… these are regarding the onslaught of rain in the Pacific northwest. This is one of the wettest springs on record and everyone seems to be growing grouchier with each passing gray day. But it’s not all bad. Here are some reasons why the rain has been good this week.
1. We don’t have to water the lawn.
2.It’s easier to hold the kids’ attention during classes.
3. It comes with rainbows.
4. No one expects you to go outside and do yard work in the rain
5. This guy likes rain better than 80°F in the hot sun.
(we had a first grade field trip to the zoo today in the rain)
6. People are using their inside time creatively.
(The art teacher where I work brought in a small sample of reverse applique quilting that he’s doing on larger scales with other projects)
7. Less exposure to U.V. rays mean fewer chances of developing melanoma later in life.
8. The girls aren’t nagging me to get the backyard pool set up.
That’s about it. If I read this list over and over again then perhaps I’ll stop whining about rain too. It could happen.