Archive | June 2010

Nearly July

July is almost  upon us and summer is just getting started. Well, by the calendar, that’s correct, but it usually starts in fact a few weeks earlier.  It has gotten warm finally.  Well.. hot actually but I’m not tired of it yet! lol  The deck is going up slowly as time allows and we’re getting looms made. Justin, our oldest grandson is here to lend a hand for the summer & we’re enjoying his visit as well.

I was sorting though some stuff and found these. They came with some loom things I was given by a widowed neighbor. His wife had been a weaver and there were some nice shuttles as well as a bobbin winder which I was extremely happy to see.  but I haven’t a clue what these things are. They seem to have been made with standard doctor sized tongue depressors.  If you know, would you tell me please?

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Happy Birthday, Hazel Rose!

Hazel Rose is celebrating her first birthday! She and her parents live in Oregon and Hazel came by to visit with us at OFFF last October. We wanted to help celcbrate her 1st birthday so sent along this little doll woven on the looms, of course. She seems to like it so we are happy, too.  Thanks Mom for sharing the pictires!

Progress

Check below.. I found my flower!

I think I have nearly enough blocks to start assembling this blanket. I’d like it to be Crib sized or nearly so but need to research how big that is. I have ordered the white yarn for assembling but it has not arrived yet, should be here any time. It’s coming from KnitPicks, their Crayon, which should match this discontinued Paton’s Cotton Top. I hope.

It’s been cool enough in the evenings that we’ve just been staying indoors listening to the Giant’s games on XM, so I am getting more weaving time. I pretty much have the garden, such as it is, in and waiting for some warm growing weather. We had two optimistic days in the 80’s and now it’s back in the lower 60’s. 😦

But I am also getting things straightened around so our grandson has a place to stay. He’s arriving next week to spend some of the summer helping Randy build our new shop.  But as there has been a snag in those plans it looks like he’ll get to help build the new deck first & anything else that needs doing.

Hope your summer is both warm and going smoothly!

It may start being summer soon…

I got a little matchy-matchy here maybe but I think it’s going to be pretty. Started out with three Eggplants, purple stems and green leaves, but I needed some fillers and went over to the nursery looking for herbs but ended up with a variegated  sweet potato, green with a purple edging on the leaves, a bright fuschia geranium, and the other thing, one of those new petunia looking plants whose name escapes me but this one has purple flowers. It’s portable so I can move it to mow and, like I said, I think it’s going to be pretty once it fills out. My whole garden this year is in pots and …er… stuff. lol I have Pop’s old cement wagon with tomatoes and nasturtiums, more tomatoes in large brightly colored tubs (the tubs were given to me) and assorted other veggie plants in large flower pots. The peas are in the flower bed and not doing as well as I had hoped. Peas do well in cold weather so I thought this would be the year for them. I actually built a fire yesterday as it got down to 39 Thursday morning! In June!

Well, sorry I have not been posting like I ought, Randy has been gone this week and Cori and I have been goofing off. She slept in to nearly 8am yesterday!
But he’s on his way home this morning so I am scurrying around (Yes, I am!) putting up the yarn projects I have scattered around and washing up my sink full of dishes. I really have been goofing off! lol