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Calling All Weavers!!!

Hey, all!!! I always hear about swaps and how they 'were'. For some reason, I always miss them and I have yet to figure out why! Well, a couple of days ago on one of the Yahoo groups, they announced a bookmark exchange for 2009! Hooray!!! I, naturally, wanted to play too so, I signed up right away. The prospect is open to any weaver weaving on any loom......20 bookmarks.....all of the specifics are on the group page, which you can get to by clicking here. I'm not sure if there are any other folks out there who always seem to miss exchanges. This will also give me a chance to really 'sample' a small project out on Isaac!!! Woo hoo!!! The wheels are already spinning!!! (pun intended...kinda)
My son seems to be taking shorter and shorter naps now that he is three. Those four hours sure were sweet but, now it's more like an hour or so of sleeping then about another hour of 'down time' for him to get back into the groove. Trust me.....I know how 'lucky…

Commision Project

Hooray!!! I love when someone makes a special request! There was a tencel scarf that sold a while back on Etsy that I wove called Gothic Cross from a pattern from the Weaver's Book of 8 Shaft Patterns. Between each fringe I had put a little strand of beads, you can see it here. I should have this current scarf, in charcoal and silver, finished Tuesday or Wednesday.....all depending on the fringe and beading. :)
Here is a picture of the start. As for the LouetMegado!!!! Well, it's all together EXCEPT for one piece which was missing from that shredded box. Oh boy! I had to order a replacement part from Louet and they said that it will take about 6 to 8 weeks for me to get it so, they are lending me the piece from their floor model! How absolutely amazing is that!? The piece that is missing is the front right beater post so, I wouldn't be able to weave without it..........it would be really hard to weave without a reed:) The next couple of shots are of Isaac (the Megado) …

25 Random Facts About Me Meme Tag

Sharon tagged me with a meme tag for listing 25 random things about me. Check out her fabulous blog at http://www.sagecreekfarm.blogspot.com/ . The rules are that I make the list and then tag up to 25 other bloggers to do the same......I'm not sure I'll find 25....but, I'll sure tag a few.

Okay.....here we go.

1) I am a born again Christian!

2) I used to be one of those scary goth chicks.......:) Black lipstick and earrings everywhere;)

3) I learned to weave from a little tiny European woman who made me start all over if I made a mistake......best teacher in the world!!!

4) I have been knitting/crochet and cross stitch since I was six years old:)

5) I have a wonderful three year old who can talk anyone's head off.

6) My husband spent almost a year over seas in the current war on terror in Iraq and has since served his term in the military.........can you believe that he is thinking about re-enlisting?

7) I still have a LOT of earrings:)

8) My Dad is my best friend!!…

Faith is the Substance of Things Hoped for, the Evidence of Things Not Seen

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!! GUESS WHAT?!?!???!??!!??!?!? Part of the Megado came today!!!! A day early but, who is complaining, right? Woo hoo!!! The UPS guy backed down the driveway and I ran out the door........(I think he might think I'm nuts:) to greet him with a plate of warm home made cookies, fresh bread, and a glass of milk. Ok....ok.....maybe not all of that but, I sure was thinking it:) I basically screamed and called him Santa Clause. Three out of the six boxes came today. The harnesses, the electronic interface, and the other box with the reed, lease sticks, and what appears to be part of the beater. The only problem was......the box looked like it went through the wringer. Wow. Check this out. That is what it looked like......seriously.....it was delivered just like that. Please excuse my bare piggies and the salt and mud trodden floor of my porch:) I wasn't really nervous about it because it was shipped fully insured so if anything is wrong, I can let them kn…

Diana's Knife/Hammer Action

Ok....aparently I'm unable to get this video file attached to an email so, I'm posting here on my blog:) For all of you who don't know, this video is of the weaving action on a Leclerc Diana.

Well, here is the 'revised' action on Diana. The video shows the new eye cords in place of the old cords. I will be weaving more of the Star Scarves this evening :) The purple one is completed, blue is next! I think I'm thrilled that I can upload video.....I didn't realize I could........ut oh....I feel a tutorial section coming on;)

Star Scarves

I started the star scarves and have been pretty happy with the way they are turning out because they resemble exactly what I designed when I designed them:) Always a plus! I ended up changing from a solid grey warp to an alternating grey and white warp. There will be a total of 4 scarves roughly 73" long with 10" fringe at either end. My original colors were purple, blue, black, and white but, since I am using the white in the warp, I may go with a nice lime green for fun! I thought that would be a little unique:)
Here are two shots of the scarf with the bottom picture being the closest to the true colors. So.......what to do with Diana.......well, I'm giving her a fair chance but, about an hour into weaving again last night she started acting up. I'm trying to be fair and work on getting her fixed. Since the other cord broke (and I'm a very light steady weaver......I'm not weaving rugs) this is her second strike. I was hoping to keep her in the studio but,…