Weaving with my 32″ Kromski harp; Almost there

Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 8:17 am.

Shortly after starting this woven project I discovered that I hated it, because of that I abandoned the project for several days. The more I looked at my lovely 32″ Kromski harp, the unhappier I became. Not with the loom, but what was on it and so I avoided it completely while feeling sorry for myself.

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Weaving colorful cloth on my 32″ Kromski Harp

After a week, I got tired of my pathetic little pity party. I realized that if I changed the way I viewed this woven project the process would be enjoyable and so a few nights ago, I sat at the loom and wove. While it still wasn’t the woven project I had envisioned, I enjoyed my time at the loom immensely and I do like what I’m creating. I’m pleased to say that I only have about a few hours left before this woven cloth is complete.

I was holding myself back because my initial vision was not happening and instead of appreciating the beauty that was there, I chose to be unhappy. Once I changed my attitude, I enjoyed my woven creation.

For some reason my initial displeasure made me think about Psalm 100. It’s one of my favorite passages in the Holy Bible.

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations

Psalm 100:1-5
New American Standard Bible

This is an important lesson for me to remember not only with crafts but any obstacles that stand in my way. If you think about it, sometimes, we get in our own way when it comes to overcoming obstacles. If we just would change our attitude/approach the outcome might be different.

Psalm 100, is also a gentle reminder (for me) when I want to complain. It’s been cold here in Maryland and I for one am enjoying the weather. Yes, it’s a bit chilly than what I’m used too. It’s gotten down to about -13 F on several days,  but I’m taking it all in stride because I have a lot be thankful for. I live in a home, that protects me from the elements. Wood stove that keeps me warm, generator to use if the electric goes out, plenty of blankets for my daughter and me. I could go on, but you get the idea.

Whatever comes my way, I should be thankful. Yes, that’s easier said than done, but it’s something that I try to remember.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5:18
New American Standard Bible

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