We visited my oldest, Adam, and my Daughter in Law, Alicia, and granddaughter, Ava, in March of this year. A long, long trip to Maui. We spent a little over a week there and got to see where they lived and get to know Ava a little. We have skyped but it certainly isn't like a visit.
Adam paints and sells on Etsy as well as locally in Maui... www.studioserra.etsy.com. I fell in love with some of his tiny paintings and bought 3 of them to take back with us to Upstate New York. Just got them framed and home the other day and I love the way they look!!! A vacation for the eyes!
Well...maybe we can go back next year!!! Though we are having a wedding next summer for Alex and Victoria so they will come out for that...Maui is way too far away. sigh.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Woven with all kinds of silky stuff...pattern from Davidson's Handwoven Pattern Book...periwinkle. Just because I love the name, periwinkle...and it has some interest without using a tabby which would make the scarf too heavy. One down one to go. Each one different and not repeatable!
Hope everyone's weekend was wonderful!
9 1/2 inches wide and 71 inches long...
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Ahhhh...back to weaving after a creative break. Even though my looms are full: one with towels, one with gorgeous red fabric, I haven't felt like weaving lately. But thought I would pop on a white silky warp with some off white rayon and a rayon boucle and weave with tencel, hand-dyed rayon, and whatever else caught my attention. Haven't taken it off yet or seen the whole scarf but I think it is going well!
Off for a ride on Django!
Off for a ride on Django!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Well...we had 17 truckloads of sand delivered and hired someone to bring it from where it was dumped and spread it on the new road. The horses love cantering up this sandy path!
My new road through the swamp and to the woods
Coming up to the pond...
Meanwhile, Gary and I rented an excavator to dig out rocks both in the pasture and in the woods. And I had fun piling them on the side of the path.
Riding path through the woods
Sleepy horses...Django (L), Dakota (M), Skye (R)
Taking a rest day today from riding (me and the horses)...I have been tiring lately but I think it is the humidity and heat. Having a PET scan Friday just to make sure everything is ok inside. I never had one before so that should be interesting. Here's hoping nothing lights up!!!!
Monday, July 13, 2015
Here they are...my newly engaged son, Alex, with his Victoria. They have set a date for next July 2016 in Lake Placid. I, of course, think they are adorable!
The old couple...Gary and I. Actually off the farm on a weekend...who knew!
and Sofia (my lovely model) with Noah...back from job hunting in NYC for a friend's wedding.
Thoroughly enjoying this summer riding Django. But I am really low on creative juices. Haven't woven in weeks...have no new ideas, really. So I guess maybe in the fall it will happen. I'm not much good in the heat. That's why I've been getting up at 6:30 to feed the horses their grain and let them eat a little. Then tacking up and riding by 7:45 or so for an hour then time to hide out in the cool house till evening.
Django hiding out in the barn away from the flies...
Sunday, July 12, 2015
It has been quite a while since I blogged, I know. Will try to catch up little by little and I apologize to anyone who commented and I didn't answer! I love visitors who comment!!
And here is the lovely Sofia, Noah's girlfriend, who is always gracious enough to pose for my weavings when she comes up to the North Country to visit us. Thank you Sofia!
And thank you, Noah, for taking photos for me!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Went out around lunchtime to clean the barn with my riding buddy, Sandy, and the horses were soooo comfortable on the hay. I have never seen two of them lying down together. They usually take turns. So cute! Finally they got up when they heard Sandy opening up peppermints and the crinkling of the wrappers!
They were so relaxed that when we finished cleaning I stood next to Django and rubbed his neck and chin and he didn't pull away (like he usually does!). We stood like that for a little while in the warm sun. It was so nice and peaceful. I just love being with them and the three of them are so settled in and happy together. Too bad Ronan, the Connemara, has to leave in the late spring. Though truthfully we don't right now have enough land fenced for three horses since we took down the old barn and totally rearranged all the property.
After the horses we had a winter walk...hopefully burning off the pound I gained yesterday for no apparent reason. hmmmm...what is up with that. It should be just as easy to take off the ten pounds put on during the holidays as it was to put it on in the first place. Seriously.
Heading up to the pond on our new road...
Random barbed wire on the side of the field which we still have to take down. Well...at least we haven't run out of projects here. :)