Friday, June 26, 2009

Back in the Saddle

It is amazing how quickly three weeks goes by. You think you have all the time in the world and then Poof!, suddenly you need to get that bag packed and ready to travel.
It was a delightful few weeks though, filled with good food, good company and some typically New England weather. The boating was fun and we had a few perfect days for it, took a little wire weaving class with my Dad at the local weaving store, girls night with my Mom, complete with romantic comedy ( Love Actually) and lots of shopping!
I came in late Tuesday night and was greeted with hugs, kisses and tail wags. Wednesday while I cleaned, I had eight velcro puppies not willing to let me out of their sights for a second lest I slip away.  Gene as usual did  great job juggling all the needs of the farm and has my unconditional thanks for taking on the task annually.
I would love to say this post is picture heavy, but I didn't take a single one. The camera got left at home on the desk.
I did get some weaving in, warped up my Dad's Spring loom with a simple waffle weave kitchen towel warp and just managed to finish the three of them before I left. One stayed, two traveled and what a wonderful loom it was to use!  A sock was completed, another started and some great books consumed. I also hit a super sale and scored some really great yarns and books and once all the stuff I had to ship to myself arrives, I will get some pictures. For right now, I need to catch up with all the blog posts I've missed, dust off the saddles and bridles and hit the trails for a few days. It's good to be home!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Off the Loom & Onto the Plane

I did indeed manage to get the prayer flags off and finished. With the different warp colors used they remind me of a plaid or madras of some sort. I also attached the bells differently and the blessing ring. The ring can be easily snipped off without any damage done to the flag itself. It's on a different colored thread for visibility.

This most likely will be the last update until I return on the 23rd of June. The farm and all the animals will be in Gene's capable hands and we talk at least once a day, usually twice. It is always bittersweet leaving though. I am homebody's home body. Other than my much enjoyed trips to town, I like being home. On the other hand, the draw of my folks and New England for a short respite from farm life is wonderful too. The days are lazy, the company and food can't be beat and there are enough furry friends in the household to ease the soul.

Bag is mostly packed and today will be spent on the few last minute things and lots of critter time before I head out in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday.

I hope all of the wonderful people that come and visit my blog regularly have a great few weeks. I'll be keeping up with your posts for sure. For those finding themselves here by some magic, please check out some of the great blogs on my list. Lots of wonderful things to read about!

To those in the Beverly MA area with pet lobsters, watch out, I am armed with butter and lemons! ;-)