No wascally wabbits here and I would bet Elmer J. Fudd isn't terribly popular with the Easter Bunny crowd. But we have warps! Three warps to be exact, one for each loom.
The scarf warp is done for Hannah,
the pillowcase warp on Hey Baby
and Julia has a new prayer flag warp already being threaded.
Now, with the change over in looms, some equipment has also left. My much loved 36" loop raddle went with the Murphy, as did my second pair of long lease sticks. The swedish way of warping has you use the reed as a raddle and it has it's benefits but for me it's too fiddly having to sley twice. I've spent a good long while streamlining my warping process and I like it. So regardless of how silly this looked it's what I had to do to get the warp wound on Julia.
A smaller version of this raddle will be made up and Hannah can have hers back for good!
The shortage of lease sticks also means I have to think about the order I beam on my warps. I'll get Hannah Hollandia's narrow scarf warp done first since it will go fast and then move the lease sticks over to Hey Baby. They will live there the longest while I thread the 736 something ends for the pillowcases. Julia came with her own pretty set.
She now is also home to my favorite little lamb.
I think he arrived spring of last year and he needed a new home since the Carolyn loom left. We just couldn't have any displaced lambs!
He also needed to be kept high up since he looks very much like a plushy chew toy to a certain segment of our population. If you wind him up he plays
Hush, Little Baby. Drives Jack nuts with the slow head movement while it plays.
As you can see by this picture,
we still have snow and while I haven't checked the weather site, no doubt more snow predicted. Old man Dennett has a cushion and blanket behind the spinning wheel. He snoozes while I thread. The rest of the dogs are still nimble enough to jump up on the bed. The horses and goats are all quite grumpy, even the barn cats are a little uppity but there is a silver lining. This series of storms has certainly staved off fire season in a very good way.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter, spent in the way that delights you most.