off the Gilmore Gem Saturday and the items went right from loom to sewing room for finishing. By early afternoon everything had been wet finished and was drying. By evening the days work was in the gift pile awaiting wrapping day.
Gene and I took a break from our respective tasks Saturday afternoon and worked on the graves sites of the dogs we've lost through the years.
Charlotte had gotten a new memorial pole (foreground), when we buried her and all the other dogs sites needed updating.
The tree that came down last year had disturbed the area near Bea and Peter's graves, so that was cleaned up. The huge stump still needs to be pulled out, but it was nice to renew everything and visit with, if not the spirits,
certainly some treasured memories.
Sunday, I folded Nora up and did some weaving in the family room watching football.
I didn't get as much done as I would have liked but I did enjoy the football games. Of course I had an audience beckoning from the comfy chair.
Nora made her way easily back to the loom studio. Yesterday we divested her of her warp
and the towels have been washed/dried and are awaiting cutting, serging, hemming and a good press. I will fit it in today between Thanksgiving Day prep and cleaning.
It was a fun Friday though. I had been stalking around Ravelry for a used blending board, barring that I was going to put one on my Christmas list. And then an ad came through our local spinners and weavers housecleaning group. A blending board used only two times and at a good savings. I pounced on it and met the gal in downtown Ashland for the hand off.
Then it was onto Medford and the annual Clayfolk sale at the armory. My Dad and I browsed the booths. He showed great restraint but I succumbed to some wonderful and useful pieces.
Dogwoods always have a special place in my heart and this bowl is particularly beautiful.
Pottery sugar skull! The perfect adornment for my spinning wheel!
Deep dish pie plate. I have yet to find one with blackbirds on it. ;-)
The last piece was a well priced yarn bowl and it can be seen in the pic of Robin and Stella on my side table. Afterwards we picked up Mom and all headed out for a nice dinner.
Sewing has been at a standstill while I finish gifts and that's all good. I needed a break and have been using some of the time for spinning and getting to know my blending board. Here is the first rolag.
Not very good, but it was fun and I can only improve. Santa may not have a blending board on his list, but I'm betting he'll have some specific fibers on it!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Go forth and eat lots of turkey, hug family and friends and count those blessings.
Parting shot: The tribe of two.