Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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 know. I think I was so excited, I didn't have time to worry.

I got the boxes into the studio. Here is the before picture with a picture of the 60" stripped of all of the pieces I could to move her temporarily into the dining room.

The Megado is going to sit right on the rug but, facing Diana....which you can see on the bottom left of the picture above. AND.....here is a shot of the Megado out of the box and all of the harnesses put back into place.

Please excuse the little piggies in this picture too but, they aren't mine.....they are Jeremiah's:)

Now for the Diana update!!! Lol. She wove like a champ but, we are going to replace parts on her.....again.....just to make sure that she continues to run like a champ. Either way, I'm really happy with the way that the star scarves are coming along so......here are the pictures of the next colors.
I'm undecided for the last scarf....I really like the way the lime looks and I was thinking a pink but, of course, don't have a pink that would look just right and I'm not feeling ambitious enough to dye some......I might just stick with the black.
Well, I'm off to weaving;)

5 comments:

Lynnette said...

How Wonderful!!! I presume that the damaged box didn't mean a damaged Megado? I can remember how excited I was to get my new loom and so can share your excitement. You will love this loom, I know.... The best part is how QUIET it is.....so relaxing to weave without metal noise. I love the lime scarf.... it's such a fresh clean colour.

Alison said...

Congratulations, I am so excited for you! You will have so much fun with this loom!

Jane said...

What a thrill to have the BIG boxes arrive, and to know that you're on the road to even more beautiful weaving! Boy the boxes were sure beat up, am glad that things look so far so good.

The Divine Miss M looks fabulous in your studio, and I'm excited to see what her maiden warp will bring.

I love your star scarves. The Lime green is wild and wacky, but refreshing all at the same time. Fun!

Weave on!
Jane

Renee said...

How exciting! I guess the silver lining from getting only some of the boxes is that you won't be up 24 hours straight putting it all together! Of course, it could still be a challenge sleeping in a constant state of excitement. I am looking forward to seeing what your new baby can do. -Renee

Sharon said...

I'm pleased to see that you're not using an end-feed shuttle. Leigh and I have vowed to master weaving selvedges without them. I'm not there yet.