Sunday, April 23, 2017

Riding!!!

Today was the most beautiful day ever!  Sunny, warm, no bugs!  The horses were quiet but willing for their first ride of the season.  We went slowly so they wouldn't get sweaty because they have not completely shed out yet.  Just walk/trot in the arena to warm them up...over polls, etc.  Nothing very strenuous.  Then out the gate, down the dirt road, through the dry part of the woods past the pond and into the upper part of the field where it isn't too wet.

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It was lovely.  I hope we can ride again tomorrow because the rest of my week is a little crazy.  Drs. appointments for me as well as a quick trip to Lake Placid with a friend on Wednesday, shots and teeth for the horses on Thursday.  Then I am off to oncology camp down by Lake George for the weekend!  And my youngest sister is joining me there because she had a melanoma taken out of her arm.  Camp Bravehearts is held 4 times a year though I only go to the April/May one.  Such a supportive group of women and the staff is all volunteers.  I hadn't been in several years because I considered myself healed and wanted to have someone new go in my place since they only take a certain number of women.  But after the lung cancer surgery I am in need of a little R & R.  


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Django rolling after being brushed, ridden, and brushed again!  Of course.  
xo

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Triangle Scarf in Naturals Finished...

Something light and ethereal!  Ahhhh...I am happy with this delicate confection!  Took it off yesterday and feeling refreshed and ready to tackle weaving towels again.  It is sometimes hard to balance designing and doing what I want to do with selling.  Both are gratifying but sometimes the repetitive nature of weaving gets tiring and I have to knit or make triangle scarves!  It is lovely work where you get to touch and feel every strand of yarn...the weight, the texture...

Wait!  I haven't made potholders in a while...

Finished but still on the triangle...



Close-up.  I love the bumpy mixed with
the shiny mixed with the smooth
and just a tiny bit of color!



I need to find a model!
xo

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Triangle Scarf in Naturals...

 So, for a change of pace!  Pulled lots of my un-dyed natural thread (ok I added just a tiny bit of color)...and I'm happy with this!  Have to sometimes refresh my eyes for a while when I get saturated with color.  
 Finding it peaceful to work with my hands.
Will probably finish up tomorrow.  Now if only Noah would bring his girlfriend, Sofia, up to visit and I could photograph with her as my model!  

Meanwhile I hope everyone's Easter was lovely!
xo