July was a roller coaster that took off before I had a chance to buckle my seatbelt! As you may recall, I had just disassembled my Glimåkra Standard loom at the end of June. Happily, that loom is now set up in our Texas hill country home, with a few heddles already threaded. Next, we sold our Houston house. I had prayed that the house would sell quickly. But I was as surprised as anyone when the house sold in one day! Now, a few short weeks later, the house stands empty, ready for a new family to call it home. And, Steve and I are enjoying apartment life in this transition season.
The Ideal loom with the Lizard tapestry had to be dismantled for moving… (more on that in future posts).
Pray. Abiding prayer is that ongoing conversation we have with God as we face the roller coasters that show up at our doorstep. He invites us to bring everything—big and little. Selling the house quickly is a little thing. Saving people is a big thing. Maybe sometimes God answers the little things to remind us that He is here for the big things, too.
May you pray big things.
20 thoughts on “Looms in Transition”
You are so right. I pray all goes well for your new place.
Hi Maggie, Thanks! We are looking forward to many good years at our new place after we move there in a few months. Our transition into an apartment is a fun adventure until then.
All the best,
What a whirlwind of a month! Love the placement of the Glimakra. Wonderful light! It’s good to have you back!
Hi Beth, Whirlwind is exactly the word I’ve been using! The loom is in a perfect spot. Natural light and a view are highlights for me.
It’s good to be back!
What a lovely spot for a loom! I’m jealous of all that light. 🙂
Hill Country, eh? If you’re close enough, I hope you’ll visit the San Antonio guild one day – after you’re settled in, of course.
I hope the rest of the move goes smoothly.
Hi Betsy, I agree, it is a great spot for the loom!
I’d enjoy visiting the San Antonio guild after we’re settled in. If you’re in San Antonio, maybe we could meet up sometime! I won’t be far.
Your post is so appropriate for this summer. Small problems and big problems. Give them all to God.
Hi Nannette, Indeed, our Lord takes all sizes of weights off our shoulders.
All the best,
Quite an adventure! Moving can be a challenge (we have moved many times) but as I recall this was a move you wanted to make. New weavers to teach & friends to make. I’m sure God will use you in many ways.
Hi Linda, It is an adventure, for sure! Looking forward to the next leg of this journey.
It’s amazing what all you have accomplished in such a short time! Even warping!
Congratulations on the sale of the house. Your Hill Country Home is beautiful.
I am hoping the apartment is close enough for you to still come to some of the WOW meetings, Karen
Hi Annie, I’m actually 10 minutes closer for the WOW meetings, so I plan to be there.
I found out that I can accomplish what I’m pushed to accomplish! Moving was intense, but I did try to squeeze in bits of weaving activity here and there when I could.
Happy all worked out so well for you.
It reminds me of my own moving around with looms…
I have an ARM loom, originally from Switzerland. It moved to the Netherlands and then it emigrated with us to Canada. Now 15 years later it is in the Yukon Territory (close to the Alaskan border) and I have no place for it any more and it is stored in a LogicShelter where it got some snow damage. I am trying to sell but for the people who like it it is too big as well. Now I am at the point that I give it away because I want it to have a good home and be enjoyed! But it is hard for something so specific to be in lonely corner of the world….In summer we see cars and motorhomes from down south and I wonder….
Hi Alice, I do hope you find someone to enjoy your loom. It’s such a special thing to pass on to someone else.
All the best,
Beautiful Glimakra is quite an improvement over a piano! Perfect. The dust will settle soon….
Hi Janet, Well, I do have a piano, too (not a grand piano), but it was relegated to the dining room. 🙂 The loom may be my primary instrument now.
Hi Karen , guess I should touch basis with Steve soon. I wondered what happen because I hadn’t seen a post in awhile. BTW Steve told me I can come visit (later, of course, must later) to your Texas Hills home. There is a quit shop I want to come see, I love it. I’ve always said I would rather take a beating than move! Best wishes and hope all works out for you. Cynthia
Hi Cynthia, We’d love to have you come visit sometime! Moving has gone well for us. We’re looking forward to what’s ahead.
Wow, Karen! What a busy month you’ve had! Congratulations on selling your house so quickly. I agree that we accomplish what we are forced to accomplish. Will you keep a loom at the apartment until the final Move? I will miss you at WOW when you move, but I’ll look forward to you blog posts.
Hi D’Anne, We surprised ourselves when we accomplished 2 years of work in 2 weeks. We didn’t know it could be done until we had a real deadline.
I have a loom in the apartment so I won’t go stir crazy. I’m enjoying this smaller, simplified space.
See you at WOW,