Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Welcome, Little Levi.. ;o)

Good morning all... What a lovely sunrise this morning!  The picture just doesn't do it justice.
We had a little rain yesterday, but not much.  It's really nice to see everything green for a little longer. 

My Aunt Edna and Uncle Bobby have a brand new (their first) great grandson.  His name is Levi and he was born yesterday morning.  What a little cutie he is!  My the time does fly... I carried little Levi's grandfather around when he was tiny...walking the floor with him until he would go to sleep...

Not much crafting going on this week.  Plans are being made for the July Craft Saturday at the museum.  Nothing set in stone yet, but lots of ideas. 

I'm loving this... ;o)  This is a magnetic board from Knit Picks that my friend Marianne gave to me.  I've wanted one for quite a while... just never seemed to be the right time to order it.  And it works every bit as well as I hoped it would.  Thanks, Marianne.. ;o)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Love and Intrusion

This is a poem that I wrote in 2001... I found it in some papers that had been stashed. It was submitted to and I only found it when I found the letters telling me that it was to be published on a compact disc and cassette tape as a deluxe three-album set. ... amazing...

Love and Intrusion
© Linda Ingram

I sit in silence, watching the activity around me
Knowing that in the heart of my loved one
Love and Intrusion sit side by side
In the depths of his heart...
Wondering when one or the other
Will Stand
And push the issue
Of my presence.

Summer, The Class and the Crepe Myrtles...

It's hot outside. As a result there is a lot of staying inside or doing the smart thing.... run to the car and jump to point B and jump out... run to the door of said point B. Thank goodness for the intermittent showers we've had.
The class at the museum is done.. ;o) It went really well and everyone had fun. The bad thing is that I was so busy I forgot to take pictures until everyone was gone! This is my friend Marianne (in white t-shirt) and Jessica helping me put everything away. Fun day..;o) Now to come up with something creative for next month... thinking along the lines of Beaded Wishes...

It's funny that since we have stopped feeding the birds..(due to an infestation of mice in the shop where the food was kept)... it seems that now the grapes actually have a chance to fruit. I think the Cardinals were eating them and feeding them to their babies before they had a chance to grow. Personally I would rather have the but not real happy with the mice... soooo

The Crepe Myrtles are beginning to bloom and I love it. They are one of my favorite flowering bushes of all time... and the color of ours really shines against all that green in the meadow.
As we drive through town it just make for something beautiful to see in almost every block of town.
We are expecting our son and daughter in law from Michigan next week so this will be a week of I can hardly wait for them to get here. And there is a possibility... perhaps...that the beautiful tiny granddaughter will get to come visit too.
Hope you have a lovely day... and week.. ;o)

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Friday Again...

My husband and I have decided that every day is Friday... It seems that no matter what happens, if one of us asks the other "What day is it?".. the answer is invariably "Friday!".

I am finally finished with all the things necessary for the class on Tablet Weaving that I will be teaching at the Red River Historical Museum on Saturday, May 19, 2010. I talk more about that on my blog Fabric Follies Two .

The year is slipping by but I finally did get some flowers and things planted along the front of the house. I love driving up and seeing flowers instead of an empty looking house.. amazing how flowers are so welcoming.. ;o) This is the second year for the hawthorne shrubs and the first year for the artemesia. Getting impatient for everything to round out. ;o)

It's been so long since I've blogged that a whole host of things have been happening. My sweet DH has found the joys of ebay... ;o) I now have 5 (that's five...!) usable spinning wheels, 1 flax wheel that needs a little work and 1 antique wheel that I've had for a while. Amazing.. ;o) He is encouraging me to give some classes in spinning to see if we can't build up a little more interest in this area. And that's exactly what I intend to do.. as soon as the Tablet Weaving Class is finished at the Museum.

This is the Ashford Traditional. I find that I enjoy the fact that this wheel is a little taller and larger than my Kromski, it is very stable... but is a little harder to treadle.

It came with Angora goat curls.. wow.. have not only never spun them, but have never seen them before. They feel silky and I'm going to have to find out if they need to be processed into sliver before I spin them. They are VERY clean...

More on each wheel in the days to come..

Son Phil and his wife were on vacation a while back and one day I receive this call out of the blue..
"Mom.. I'll bet you never thought we'd be in a place like this.. !" They were in Earth Guild at Asheville, North Carolina.

All I can say is "Wish I was there!" They had a wonderful time and he said they were amazed at all the things they found there. (Just so you know... none of my children had ever seen a spindle, spinning wheel or raw wool until I began my fiber arts journey. ;o) Then a few weeks later, guess what arrived in the mail... !! This is merino... and I can't wait to start spinning it.

I hope you have a good weekend... We don't have anything special planned, but am looking forward to a trip to McKinney in the near future... The antique stores and downtown restaurants are calling... I hear them clearly... ;o)