Friday, July 19, 2013's been a while......

Hello! (tap tap tap on the glass)....are you there?  I haven't been. I've been away awhile, I guess.   I suppose that I can post some of the stuff that has gone on since the last time we talked, maybe. I'm not going to stew over it if I don't.
In other news, I have a bigger weaving loom since last we talked. I had voiced a pipe dream to the winds, and they heard. And answered! I sold my little 24 inch LeClerc Nilus-4 harness, 6 treaddles- to help subsidize a 45 inch Nilart with 12 harnesses and 14 treadles. Talk about expanding one's horizons!  I have had this loom up in the front room for almost 2 years now and I still have to remind myself that I am not limited to the 4 harness and 6 treadles of the Nilus. Altho......I do miss the ease of working on the Nilus. The Nilart is the exact same loom with the exact same mechanisms, but is just HUGE!. Compare a vintage '63 VW van to a '63 VW bug. 
 Above is the only picture I can locate, at the moment of the new loom. I am consolidating my life from three different computers to one and a smarter-than-me phone, so I have more, somewhere.