Sunday, July 27, 2014

And Poof!, I'm Back

Actually I touched down back into Ashland last Wednesday, but there was a lot to catch up on. The dogs are just now beginning to allow me to move from room to room without multiple escorts. I still have Charlotte though and that is as it should be. My little Velcro puppy.

The trip was wonderful, busy, but good. I have been keeping under wraps some big changes that are coming down the pike, literally. My folks are moving to Southern Oregon. Last fall and over the winter they spent time investigating a retirement community locally and doing some comparisons with ones in MA. The Rogue Valley won out and I am over the moon to have them so close. I spent my three weeks helping with some clean out and organization in prep for the sale of their MA home and the move to their new home in Medford. I'll be keeping an eye on renovations to their new place here
and get things prepared for their arrival in mid September. Talk about anticipation. Instead of a two week visit in late October, they will be a mere 40 minutes away year round and that's a good thing. :)

Over the weekend I cleared off the Big Sal of the fugly pink warp. Later today I will switch out the sectional beam for the plain beam. That involves changing out a few other things but it all looks pretty straightforward. Since it IS a production loom, I am going to put on a pillowcase warp and see if I can't do a good run of those. The pattern itself only calls for four shafts but I am going to scan around for a similar draft for more.  Late this next week or beginning of next week I need to go to Stockton CA and pick up the little Gilmore Gem II. He'll get a towel warp on him. I have it already measured, tied and waiting!

In the sewing room I haven't even plugged in any of the machines. I petted fabric and that was about it. This week I'll get rolling on something. Heaven knows I have some beautiful and fun fabrics to work with right now.

Gene did a fabulous job on keeping the garden watered and deer free. Oh, there were a few nips here and there around the edges but the scare crow is doing its job well. It blossomed while I was gone, that's for sure. There are no parting shots but I'll leave you with some garden pics I took yesterday and catch up a bit better next post. :)









10 comments:

  1. Welcome Home! I was thinking you'd be back anytime now. Great to lessen your traveling back east with your folks moving out here but you'll miss the fresh caught lobster, won't you? After I moved my folks out here I gave up the fresh caught Maryland Blue Crab..........

    Can't wait to hear, and see, the new loom in action!

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  2. Welcome back, and how wonderful to have your folks so close! Hope to be seeing you soon....

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  3. I'm sure you'll miss your visits to MA, but what a blessing it will be to have your parents so much closer! Are you an only child?

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  4. Hi there!! Lovely garden, and those birds...so sweet. My cameras are charging right now but I have some pics to share of my little desert here. Good to see you on my blog roll.

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  5. Glad you're home. For your parents to leave MA is huge!!! To have them close to you is also huge...couldn't be better!!!

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  6. Oh boy, you're back! and what great news that your folks will be closer.Big decision. Great pic of the back deck and garden - it's striking how it's changed since you and Gene started the deck, then the landscaping. It has really settled in very quickly. Velcro pup - I like that.

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  7. How wonderful that your parents are moving so close! You can always have those lobsters shipped to you!

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  8. It'll be so wonderful for you to have your parents so close. My dad and Step mom live in San Diego, so it's 1000 miles one way (not as far as yours currently are, but still sometimes too far). I try to get down there as often as I can, but it's expensive! Love the garden photos!

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  9. Welcome back, Theresa...hoping you have brought some cooler weather with you!!!!

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  10. How wonderful to have your parents nearby Forty minutes is nothing!

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