Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!.

Finished weaving 3 Morning Skies scarves (one is a special order but I can't just weave one, ya know).  Now just have to put in my label, tie little, tiny knots in any thread that I think will unravel in the fringe, iron, photograph and list on Etsy.  Probably tomorrow, I hope.

And I'm starting on another scarf.  This one will be black with lines of different yarns running through it.  Also a special order from a lovely, long-time customer.  And we decided after she saw this picture that she needs to have a little hot pink in her scarf so I'll add some of that, too.  I haven't done a black scarf before because they are so difficult to photograph.  But we'll see what I can do with it.

Meanwhile my kids are off celebrating New Years Eve while Gary and I watch some TV, share a bottle of bubbly, and probably go to bed before the ball hits the ground.  Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year full of health and happiness!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Blog Burn Out in December

 Oh, what can I say.  I remember trying to post a horse picture in early December and blogger wouldn't take the picture without payment and I tried a couple of times and finally just quit for a while until I had the time to figure it out.  Well. I never did figure it out and now I can post pictures again.  I just got overwhelmed with weaving before Christmas as well as shopping and generally felt exhausted.  It was a crazy month and I am so heartsick over the killings in Connecticut.  I know there is nothing I can do but I just don't know where to put those emotions.  I actually met my first husband (and Adam's father) there.  We worked at Fairfield Hills Hospital for a few years together which was in Newtown.  It has since been turned into a prison I think.  Lovely small town.   Unbelievable.

In early December we drove to Massachusetts to see Adam, Alicia and Ava because Alicia's brother got married and we got to babysit Ava during the wedding.  We are of course totally in love with her and hated to see them leave again.

Ava--too much partying

Papa Gary and Ava

Alicia, Ava, Adam
Then, weaving, weaving, weaving, shopping, buying, wrapping and finally Christmas!

My boys still want their baby stockings!

Christmas Dinner ready

And now I have two orders for scarves.  Just finished one and have to design the next one which will be in black with shiny bits here and there...just started pulling the yarns I want to use.  Pictures will follow.

I have woven one of these and have two more to go before I empty the loom.  Also weaving off towels.  And I'm planning another triangle weaving class for January.  phew.  I need a vacation.

Oh and we had a snow storm!  I haven't taken pictures of that either but we have two or more feet of snow! It is incredibly beautiful up here.  The plow dude got stuck in our driveway and had to call another plow dude to pull him out.  We offered him a shovel but I don't think he found it funny.

Hope everyone's Christmas was lovely.