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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Feast of Trumpets

Tonight starts the Feast of Trumpets, the first of God's Fall Feast Days. Sound the trumpet! Be sure to scroll down on this site and disarm the playlist in order to listen to the shofar blast!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Finished Wall Quilt

Hi everyone! It's been busy around here. I've been trying to transfer everything to the new laptop and Whew! this is like moving a household. Unless you've done this before, and I haven't, it's a big job. Too many days trying to get set up again! Plus I have to learn how to use my Photoshop program so my photos may not to be up to par until sometime in the future.

But I do have something to share. I have finished the wall hanging I was working on. I wanted to embellish it with antique lace but couldn't find what I wanted in my lace stash so off to the fabric store I wandered. Alas, there was a pretty beaded ribbon trim and I scooped it up. I placed it on the sewing machine block and I think it mimics the  decals that are found on an antique sewing machine.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Last Post On The Old Computer

This is probably my last post on my old laptop. I got a new speedier one and hubby finally got it up and connected to the internet. The old laptop is going to a new home (BIL) just to surf the internet after it gets some maintenance. And I thought I'd share the first row on the stay at-home-robin I'm participating in over at quiltingdreams.blogspot.com


It's coming a long. I'm not happy with the points but I got tired of ripping out seams so it is what it is. I would, however, not recommend that anyone do piecework with homespun plaids. Their beautiful but too easily stretch out of shape.  Regardless of the problems I had with the homespun, I really like the effect that this border gives on my center block. Hope you like it too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Where I Went and What I Did Last Weekend

This is the second time I've started this post. Last night just as I got into it, an old friend phoned me and there went the time. Don't think I'm complaining. It was nice to hear from her. After our conversation, I had to get my husband Jerry's 'breakfast' before he went to work. And before I knew it, I was yawning and decided to call it quits for the night. So this morning, now that I've caught up on my email and had a cup of coffee, I'm ready to go at it.

Last Sunday I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival. This is a yearly event and a major source of fiber for my spinning wheel. I try to go every year. It's a 5 hour round trip from our house and I consider it a 'mini vacation'. Jerry isn't interested and doesn't care to go with me. So off I went armed with my CD's to listen to on the trip, chicken salad for my lunch (I don't care for the carnival food that is provided on the grounds and it's too expensive. And there's more cash to use for my purchases that way!), and my camera. Can't forget the camera! *note on the chicken salad: To a can of chicken (drained) I added sliced celery, chopped apple, and dried cranberries, and mayonnaise. Next time I make it, I'll add chopped walnuts too.

  
Entering the festival
Guide to the festival
Spinning in the sunshine
Inside one of the display areas
Some of the items available
She's spinning right off the bunny!
A whole lot of spinning wheels
Sheep sheering
After sheering
Enjoying the festival so far?

Alpacas

An exhausting day perhaps?
My husband's Uncle Rollie would have called this one 'a noble beast'
A free wagon ride around the festival grounds





Just wanting attention
And now for a look at my purchases. I purchased so much I had a hard time stuffing it all into my two cedar chests along with the fibers that were already in them. So no trip to next year's Fiber Festival. I have enough to supply my spinning for a long time to come.

New acqusitions
A closeup of a red and black blended wool
Another close up. The fiber in the bag is milk fiber. This should be interesting to spin.
Well, there you have it. I purchased wool of different breeds of sheep, some alpaca, llama, etc. The spinning isn't a problem but what to make of the yarn that results is a challenge.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Me Bad!

I know I promised in my last post that I would post every week. Okay, I've let you down. I wish someone would tell me how last week passed by before I knew it. I offer my apologies to all.

This morning my daughter and I went walking at Onondaga Lake Park just out of Syracuse, NY It was an absolutely gorgeous day! The temperature was kept down by the wind and didn't warm up until we got close to the end of our walk.

Walking trail next to the lake.
     
Another view of the trail.


I have this thing about roots. I love to photograph and paint pictures of them. this one is pretty gnarly! (Is that a word?)

I tried to capture the shimmer on the water on this shot.