Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Kahil Gibran
This is truly a sad sight:

Yes, it is the desk in my sewing room, with a large bare spot where my sewing machine should be... :(

Not to worry too much, it is a temporary situation. After seven years of regular use, I figured it deserved a break, and took it to Sears for some maintenance. I should get it back this week. :)

However, the weekend was not a total waste. Ana and I took her young friend Mariana to Joann's to pick out a princess dress pattern and some fabric. And what would a princess dress be without a big Cinderella patch adorning the skirt? ;)

I also used the time to work on my loom. I tried warping it (similar to threading a sewing machine, only with A LOT more threads!!!) for the first time.

It looks okay to me (like I'd know!), but the real question is whether I have the tension tight and even. I guess I'll find out when I try weaving!

If you are interested in seeing more pictures of the loom in various stages of being warped, they are posted on my other blog, Looming Disaster.

I have business trips for the next two weeks, so I won't be able to get much done with either craft. I'm looking forward to things settling down and getting back to normal! Although, I guess I'll have to redefine normal, as I figure out how to incorporate weaving into my life...

I hope you have a good week! :)