Monday, July 19, 2010

Sister's Day!

Drove to Burlington, VT on Thursday to meet up with my sisters. They drove up from points south (Ct, MA, NH) and met me at our motel. I haven't seen 3 of them since I was very sick in January and staying at my Mom's. What a difference a couple of months make!!!! From left to right: Eileen, Meg, me, Faith, Maureen. We walked downtown and shopped, bought gifts, tried on clothes. I was going to buy a dress for Adam's wedding but Faith brought up a couple of dresses for me to try on and I fell in love with one so I'm borrowing it! We also exchange gifts at Sister's Day and that was fun! After lunch and shopping we went back to the motel and had some wine, lots of talk, ordered a pizza and talked until I fell asleep. The next morning we had breakfast at the motel, packed up, and went to lunch. I know it seems like all we do is eat but hours passed while we talked, honest! After lunch we sat in Meg's car and talked some more. Finally I said goodbye and drove off leaving all of them to drive together. I know they solved all my problems on their way home! :) I should have snagged a sister to drive with.

A snapshot when I boarded the ferry crossing Lake Champlain into NY.
A windmill farm though I was taking the picture out my window driving and you can't really get the huge scope of these from my pics!

I'm off to chemo this morning starting my 5th round! YAY! I'm bringing my knitting!
xo Cait

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Flirt" a dress scarf!

Picking out threads and gathering colors for the new very pink dress scarf. Many are hand dyed by me and some are commercial knitting yarns. Yummy, yummy, yummy! I love the start of a new scarf!

Measuring the yarns and arranging order on my warping mill and a picture of the actual weaving.

YAY, finished scarf and ready to load onto Etsy for sale! Hopefully today but if not I will do it Saturday.

A closeup of the scarf.

I'm off tomorrow driving to Burlington, VT to meet my four sisters for what we call a "Sister's Day!" We try to get together at least once a year for this though it usually is not an overnight--sometimes just a brunch when I can travel to see them. Burlington is one of my favorite places and I need to shop for a dress for Adam and Alicia's (oldest son and his wonderful woman!) wedding. And sisters are wonderful for shopping! So we will meet, shop, eat, (swim?) stay overnight, shop some more and I will hug them goodbye and drive back on Friday. I haven't seen 3 of them since I was recovering at my Mom's house in January. phew...glad that is done! So I'm looking forward to being able to enjoy life with them once more!!!!!!! Sisters are the BEST!
xo Cait