I also managed to get a good start on warping the floor loom in the bedroom. I threaded the reed last week
and this week I threaded the heddles. It took me two days to thread the heddles, and in the process I found several threading errors in the reed. A couple of threads have been added, and some threads will have to be moved over after I get the warp wound onto the back beam.
Today we had our family Christmas party. I dropped off most of the corn bag heating pads I made, and brought back several gifts for our family - a new couch blanket, the usual (and highly anticipated!) bags of Dunkin Donuts coffee from my dad, some chocolate, and a very special and totally amazing gift from one of my sisters:
This is a bluetooth speaker in the shape of the Millennium Falcon! I love this!! What an amazingly thoughtful gift!
I also had a great extended practice session downstairs this evening with my keyboard and my Breedlove guitar. I have been using the Yousician app to practice guitar. I love it! It's so much fun! I showed it to my guitar instructor; he said it's like "Guitar Hero, but for real guitars." I like it so much that I paid for a subscription. One of the fabulous things about Yousician is that you don't have to get a subscription. The program gives you a half-hour (or so) lesson a day without a subscription. No one-week or 30-day free trial, no putting in a credit card number and then needing to remember to cancel it. And Yousician is good for guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and piano. Even though I have a subscription for guitar, I decided to try out the free program for piano. I asked online and was told that you need at least a 61-key keyboard to use the program. I found one very inexpensively on Craigslist, and two weeks later hunted down a full-size 88-key keyboard to continue with. I ended up getting a Yamaha DXG-500. It's so old it has a disk drive, but it works! I passed on the 61-key keyboard (Casio CTK-611) to a family member. I hope they sign up with Yousician and have as much fun with it as I do.