Keep it Simple Sweetie

A simple solution for keeping the guide string out of the way when winding a warp: Eliminate the guide string! Okay, use a guide string, but not while measuring the warp. After I select the appropriate length guide string, I line it up on the warping reel. And then — this is the simple part — I place a little piece of blue tape (fold under one edge for easy removal) on the inside of each vertical post at the spot where the guide string passes. Remove the guide string and wind the warp, following the little blue tape markers! Simple.

Rag rug warp for Glimakra Ideal loom. Read about simple solution to eliminate guide string.

New rag rug warp for little Glimakra Ideal loom. Little pieces of blue tape mark the winding path for the warp.

It is easy to complicate things. In my efforts to simplify, I occasionaly reach an impasse by trying too hard to get the perfect solution, and lose sight of the main thing.

Talking with our creator is one of the simplest things we can do. When we get caught up with trying to say the right words, we can make it so complicated that we totally miss having the conversation. Simply saying what is on your heart touches our creator. And I’m convinced he bends down to listen …just like a father.

May you find simple words to express your heart.

Simply,
Karen

3 Comments

  • Barbara Crockett says:

    Thanks, Karen. Sometimes I feel like I don’t know the “right words” to pray for a situation. I tend to look for formulas when I just need to speak what’s on my heart. And keep listening and learning.

    • Karen says:

      That happens with me, too, Barbara. We need to remember that our creator already knows our whole situation, and maybe he’s just waiting for us to talk with him about it.

  • Wen says:

    A great reminder….how often do we make things more complicated than they need to be…including prayer!

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