Saturday, June 18, 2011

We've Arrived!!!

Faith and I have arrived in Seattle! What a wonderful (though slow) train trip which I will blog about when I get back. For now I am settled in with my lovely friend from HS, Linda and her husband Mac...







Ferry to Whidbey Island, WA




View from their living room...sigh...




Linda at her 24 shaft computer driven loom weaving the most incredible, delicately patterned scarves!!!!







Nice, huh?




This vacation is absolutely THE BEST thing I have done in a long, long while!!




xo

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chooooo-choooooo!!!!!

I'm off!!! Driving to Syracuse with Gary and meeting Faith on the train! Wooooo Hooooo!!!! She just called me and is all settled in our little room...though she says doesn't know where we will fit out luggage! We don't care...she is right now sitting looking out the window going through the Berkshires...Ahhhhh, sounds blissful to me! The train doesn't get to Syracuse until 9:30 so Gary is dropping me off and driving back before it gets too dark. God, we are getting old! Driving at night is more difficult than it used to be!




Ohhhh check out my new bag from two of my wonderful weaving students as a going away present!! That purple and pink go with everything I own!! I LOVE it...and it has a box of wine in it! Ha! I know I was supposed to pack light but...

I'm off!!! xo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blue Blocked Towels...

Ahhhhh...new towels. Actually I've made similar ones before but thought I would sort of recreate them for summer because I'm in love with these bright, cheerful colors!







Winding the warp onto the loom using lease sticks




All wound on and ready to thread





Threading for plain weave through the heddles






Threading through heddles and then through the reed





All ready for weaving




Bobbins wound and ready to go









There, now I'm happy...I'm actually starting something new.




xo

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blog Catch-up!!!



Geez...I don't even know what to call these posts anymore...I blog so seldom now that it is hard to categorize when I do...We (Noah and I) had a tag sale last week, got rid of a lot of stuff, made some money and are looking to have another. After all, what didn't sell is still cleaned up, has a price on it and is stored in the barn under plastic, and ready to go! So we'll see...



Misty Morning...Tag Sale Day at 5 AM




My porch loaded up with junk!





Alex's 22 birthday!! WooooHoooo!!! I think we embarrass him which is too funny, of course. Though I also think he feels well-loved! Today, he and Gary are replacing the upper boards in my outdoor riding arena for me. When we first got Duke and he and Dom were figuring out things, he made it clear that he did not like being bitten on the rear and would quite often kick out. I also let them up in the arena to eat grass sometimes and quite a few boards were kicked...sooooo today replacement boards are going up! YAY!!! Thank you guys!!



Alex's 22nd Birthday Cake!


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And my trip...Well, the Seattle/Whitbey Isl. trip is happening beginning June 14! I am catching the train in Syracuse and my sister Faith will get on in Springfield, MA. Yes, the same Springfield that had a tornado a few days ago...the same Springfield where my sister Eileen lives...WOW! Who knew that we got tornadoes there??? Everyone is fine there though my niece was stopped in her car on the way home from work on I91 watching all the debris flying around and feeling her car rocking!




Weather at the farm...


Have a great weekend, everyone! I'm off to ride Dom but before I go here's Duke's routine in the morning!




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XO