What a beautiful day out there. Roy and I were down by the river walking early, so early that there was no one else around. That is perfect if you ask me.
It always feels good to get our walk done as soon as I get up. I don't always do that. For a long time, mornings have been iffy, at best. I would get up because my head hurt so bad, then I would sit on my end of the couch, with a cuppa tea, quietly, waiting for the Motrin to kick in, or for whatever was unhappy in my head, to settle down and let me function.
Today I feel more normal, and more like myself, than I have in a very long time. Headache just a dull background noise.
Doable, totally doable.
Then I went to the studio. I am going to try to keep the studio open 10-4 on Saturdays and 10-3 on Sundays, until Christmas, then I will take days off during the week.
It will be good for me in other ways. I don't get much quiet at home, and being at the studio with the cats is good therapy.
L put the sectional beam on my Schacht for me.
It is ready to rock.
Don't get me wrong. I have warping boards, and I have put on many a warp that way.
I teach it that way.
But once you have experienced a sectional warp beam, and realized how much less stressful it is, it's tough to love that board.
Yes, this is a Leclerc sectional beam I used, but I prefer them, because the threads don't hang up on those metal pieces shaped like a U.
Here are two of the Mobius shawls I have made recently.....I say recently...the truth of the matter is that I would weave about 10 inches at a time.....PER DAY.......they took forever, but it was the best I could do under the circumstances.
I made three, but one was purchased yesterday, when two ladies popped in to see what I was up to.
I put the warp on using the warping board, and a PADDLE......so I only had enough for three of these......which prompted me to ask L to help me with the sectional beam which has been sitting on the floor next to the loom for some time.
Gets me pumped to weave.
Here is what's going on next.
Now that's what I'm talking about.
And no two will be exactly alike.
That's the Schacht, and where I will be weaving these shawls, a little at a time for sure.
Can you think of a sweeter spot to spend a morning?
The sun makes the floors just glow.
I love this old house.
Have I told you lately how precious life is?? Every minute of every day??
Well, it is.