Monday, September 28, 2009
I haven't loaded these cuffs onto Etsy yet because I have to take more photographs and this week is going to be rainy. I might have enough light later, we'll see. They are not completely finished because I'm trying to sell them to size and will finish them when the buyer gives me a measurement. I think they would look amazing with a little black dress at the office Christmas party...There is only one of the wide cuffs but a couple of the skinny ones.
I have a new treasury celebrating Etsy Project Embrace (teamepe) becoming an official team on Etsy. Most of the sellers in this treasury have certain items tagged and they donate a percentage of the proceeds of those sales to the American Cancer Society. I am proud to be a part of this team and hope to see a cure for cancer in my lifetime!!! Please check out the artists and if you are signed in to Etsy please leave a comment!!
Happy Monday, everyone!!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I was so excited by this warp that I immediately wove off a scarf, washed it, dried it overnight, and photographed it this afternoon! YAY! I love it! And I will have cuffs (eventually) too! All in my favorite color! OK...one of my favorite colors! Though I toned down the pink a little with a grape-colored rayon boucle. Now only three more scarves and some cuffs to go! Had a wonderful color-filled weekend! xo
Ahhhh, this one is my new favorite! I know, I say that all the time but...the colors here call to me. I actually have one scarf woven but not photographed and I'm waiting for the sun to shift today to do it. Right now it is too bright! Actually it is another amazing day in the North Country--cool and crisp and sunny and beautiful! Yesterday was the same and a friend and I went on a long trail ride walking and trotting through fields, over the scary bridge--where Dommie will follow but will NOT go alone!--through the woods, onto a dirt road and back through fields and home again! It was wonderful and refreshing and Duke got to go out for once!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!! xo
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Just finished a hat for a dear vendor friend! She is always at the Clayton Craft Fair and helped me tremendously in learning the ropes of craft fairing!! This year I looked over and saw two young people in her place...hmmm...no Phyllis? Turns out she was in the hospital having a breast biopsy and yes, it is cancer. The young people turned out to be her son and daughter. At the same time her husband was taken to the hospital because they thought he was having a heart attack! Wow...soooo they both showed up on the second day looking tired but ok. And Phyllis talked about a hat for when she lost her hair in the winter. Here it is! And I'm sooo pleased I was able to do something! You know how you always feel so helpless when something bad like that happens! Her prognosis is good, though! Phyllis, by the way, does the most amazing cross stitch...something I would have no patience doing! A trade might be in the making here--cause I don't think she will accept the hat without!
Happy Thursday to everyone! It is a gorgeous day up here in the North Country--sunny and cool! And I'm off to ride later, even though Dommie would rather just eat, thank you very much!! And I might have to clean the house...ugh...
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Another BIG Thank You goes to Anna of http://noblegnome.etsy.com/ for featuring my Sunshine & Shimmer scarf in her Fall Essentials! Her blog is http://noblegnome.blogspot.com/ (ok check out her pet interactive spider!!) and if you need a gift check out her jewelry on her etsy site!! Wow, look at that harvest bracelet and those earrings are like ripe berries! I want it all!! LOL
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Later, since it is such a glorious day, I will be out riding Dommie in the fields and exercising both of us!! Went riding yesterday, leaving Duke at home, and Dom did really well except for crossing the scary bridge...so had to dismount, drag him across, get back on, then he was fine--even crossed the scary bridge going the other way (because he knew he was going home! LOL).
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I love living in upstate New York though lately I've been thinking that maybe we have done our children a disservice by not exposing them to the "real" world. We live here like we did in the 50s really. Our doors are not locked, people keep their cars running while they dash into a store, I can call the grocery store and they will give my husband a message for me. Well, you get the picture...Now my youngest wants to hike the Appalachian Trail starting in southern Vermont and hiking for three months until it gets too cold. And I'm thinking he has no idea what life is like outside of Potsdam!! And aside from the wildlife, I'm worried about bad guys!! OK and bears trying to get fat for the winter!! And there are ticks carrying parasites! And rattlesnakes! And probably mountain lions! And he is way too skinny for survival without food! I could walk for months without food--he needs calories! Well I think we are driving to Vermont on Saturday and I'm trying to be supportive but I am a little freaked out that he is going and going alone! His older brother did part of the trail but he was in his 20s and Noah is only 18. sigh...It's hard to let them go...He has been calling his brother every night in Hawaii and asking him questions and getting his gear together. What is it with boys and adventures!!!!