Sunday, November 18, 2012

Triangle Weaving Class

 We had a triangle class yesterday!  It was so much fun...the women were wonderful...I had precut and packaged some yarns for them to choose from because all the other classes I have held attendees always bought and cut their own yarn before the class.  But a lot of the women were not happy with how their scarves came out with their choices so I did it for them...I think the results were wonderful!!  And they all left happy and beautiful!  A full day's work from 8:30 to 5:00.
Carol checking out her work...a study in autumnal colors
Joyce, sitting viewing her amazing scarf and Nancey standing...

Nancey's daughter, Emma, working in reds, oranges, and her socks!

 Alex, devised a method for measuring her fringe between the nail holes...
a study in blues and violets...

Nancey's in yummy, textured blue/gray and cream...
Joyce's amazing scarf in greens and blues almost done!

Hmmm...wonder if I can get Emma to model for me!

Didn't get to photograph everyone with their scarves on because light was fading fast and the pictures got blurry but they were all BEAUTIFUL!!
It was a wonderful day...full of music, joy, women and creative energy!  What is not to like!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Farm Stuff...

Oh my Dommie...Dorothee the Vet came in the kitchen and said
"He nickered at me!"  I told her he just wanted her to open the gate so they could get out of the paddock and eat grass.  He had no idea what was in store.

Next thing he knew he was sedated, his mouth ratcheted open with a metal thingy, his head held up with a padded strap to a beam in his stall, and a drill in his mouth.  Nothing like horse dentistry.  Duke's teeth were fine because his were done in the spring.

But today, he is fine and not fussing with the bit anymore.  Though I took it easy with him because he also had vaccinations and had a couple of swellings in his neck where she stuck him and one in his chest. 

He was happy to get out, though.  And we had a wonderful ride in the field before we came back to the ring to do a little work.  Not too much because it was hot and he got sweaty and we are both out of shape.

 He is a good, fun to ride, feisty enough, and sensitive to my leg.

Tomorrow is another day and the week looks wonderful for riding!

So much for getting any weaving done today.  Made bread, made chicken soup from one of our chickens, went and bought some wine, brought soup and a second bread to a friend who broke her foot, and rode.  A good day.

26 chickens in the freezer...potatoes in the cellar...garlic tied up...blueberries picked and frozen...squash harvested...hay in the new barn.  Life is good even with Bell's Palsy!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Blue and Turquoise Towels in Ms and Os

Yay!  I'm making towels happily...We have a couple of wedding presents to come up with so I figured blue is a color that most people like.  I have no idea what the couples actually want but...Oh who cares!  I'm having fun!  And the Bells Palsy has evened out a bit.  My mouth is straighter.  I have some movement in my cheek.  My eye doesn't shut all the way but my eyebrow is up some.  And I am not wearing a patch except at night so my life has improved tremendously!!!!!  Except for riding.  The drs. and my acupuncturist want me to keep out of drafts, wind, cold air, etc.  Don't quite know how I'm going to work that yet.

Making the warp

 Enough for 12 towels, I hope...
Winding on the warp

Threading the headles...

Tied on and ready to weave...

Weaving Ms and Os...This will tighten up quite a bit when I take it off tension and wash and shrink the towels.

First towel almost done!

I'm a happy looms are humming!  Now if I could only sell something on Etsy!