a very friendly SallyBill** wether who loves cookies.
Spending time together, knitting and laughing: priceless.
Playing with fiber ~ spinning, knitting...the usual.
Normally I would have a photo-heavy entry on any given day, but my camera slipped out of my hand, bounced on the deck and landed in the ivy, which was wet. Don't know if the bounce or the damp did the damage, but it's definitely not it's old self.
"We simply must keep in mind that the NRA hasn't represented or lobbied on behalf of gun owners for decades. It is a shill for gun merchants. We must shout this from the hilltops loudly enough to drown out the drone of "opinion respecting" drivel that is already emanating from commentators across the airwaves.
The NRA is an industial lobby for weapons and ammunition manufacturers that, with astonishing cowardice, hides behind the US Constituion and dupes well-meaning Americans into thinking that the goat is actually a lamb."
Walter Borton,via Facebook
at 11:21 AM
A haircut is not all that important, in the whole scheme of things, although a bad one can ruin your life for a week or so. This one was all about how I was feeling about my hair, which I wanted to change, and my job, which I wanted to keep. I've been doing this job as a temp for almost a year. It was posted, finally, early last month. I applied, was interviewed awhile ago but still hadn't heard if I would be hired or not. Plus, growing out my hair was problematic. I was told to wait at least 14 weeks before getting it cut again but went well beyond that because of one thing and another. I was feeling paranoid and frumpy. Only one of those things could be remedied immediately, or so I thought.
Saturday, Sept 22nd, came in bright and shiny, if a tad cool. The weather just got better during the day, never too hot but hot enough to burn off the heavy dew and allow us to leave our sweaters in camp.
Shopping at OFFF is something of a contact sport ~ the event officially opens at 9:00am but the crowd gets there at 8:00, growing by at least 300% by 9. You can't walk fast from one booth to the next ~ it's more like swimming upstream, gradually insinuating yourself into the actual environs of the booth of choice while about 25 other shoppers are attempting the same thing. In short, OFFF is very like every other fabulous fiber festival and it's all good.
Well, most of it is good. We get there early so some other knitter or spinner doesn't buy 'our' stuff, and unfortunately sometimes we're not early enough and we see someone carrying off the exact thing that we wanted. Darn!
|Michelle LeBlanc of Toots LeBlanc, purveyors of fine and rare yarns.|
|Sheila & Michael Ernst, makers of awesome glass needles, buttons and more.|
|Cheryl Newhouse of NewHue Handspuns|
|Lisa of Dicentra|
It's about time we went back to OFFF. It's been a few years and during that time we gathered 'grown-up' camping equipment so that we could camp in a semblance of comfort: largish tent and self-inflating queen-size air mattresses for starters. We had one lantern and a few flashlights, but were lacking a stove, another lantern and, who knew we would need one, a heater. These we borrowed from good friends and we will use the coming year to invest in our own.
We checked the 10-day and the 7-day forecast and here's what we were expecting: 75/52, mostly sunny. Here's what we got: 64/48, heavily overcast Thursday/Friday, rain Thursday night, and then 68/50 and sunny on Saturday/Sunday. We moved the kitchen into the tent and refreshed the propane canisters twice, as that little heater was getting a workout.
We called my son, who lives in Portland, to meet us at the campgrounds and help us set up the new tent, which was way easier than anticipated and left plenty of time for beer after.
|Orange and Gold|
|White and Yellow|