Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday morning brought a heavy fog that burned off and developed into a hot day. A tent had been set up on the large lawn behind the store and numerous chairs were nearby. There was also a hooking space available inside the building. Kat and Merideth and I chose to sit a bit away from the crowd under the shade of a beautiful tree. Within a few hours everyone in the building came outside because of the heat, and the tent was unbearably hot so everyone ended up sitting in the shade of the trees.
Kat was working on a wonderful primitive rug that is a memory rug for her dog. It has two dogs on it and a fabulous tree that she hooked using a variety of subtle colors that really give the tree life. Hopefully she will post a picture when she gets it finished.
I was working on a rug that I began last year and had not picked up for 6 months. It is a Patsy Becker design and I am using some bright colors on the five center tulips with a dark teal background. Behind me you can see the "chairs deemed unsuitable for hooking" area. They were too high, or too low, or too hard, or too soft, or the arms were too high.
Of course the shop was open and is always a pleasure to go through. It is in a large rambling house with rooms dedicated for different items. For example, one room held mostly books and kits. Another room is full of patterns arranged by type such as geometrics, and there is the dye room. And the largest room holds luscious bolts and cut pieces of wool. Numerous samples decorate the walls and entice you to purchase patterns or kits.
Posted by Miz T. at 7:57 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I recently attended a Spinning Bee at Tare Share Farm. This homestead was built in the mid-1700's which is the same time frame as our home. It is also a Cape home like ours. The difference is that this home has been kept as authentic as possible over the years, and is historically correct.
The loft area held some nice old wheels that had a wonderful patina. These wheels are in working condition.
The barn also had several walking wheels, chairs made of spinning wheel parts and an assortment of tools. It was a very interesting place to spend some time!
Another loft held yet more wheels. They were everywhere! I wanted to spend all my time investigating all of the antique wheels but also had to spend some time spinning, watching competitions, eating snacks and of course checking out their house.
Since it is a working farm they had some critters. These colorful little friends were underfoot and seemed to like the sound of all the spinning wheels.
Of course there were sheep...quite a variety. Thi one caught my attention because of his fashionable hairstyle. I don't think he could see much!
Posted by Miz T. at 7:44 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
I'm sorry that I haven't posted for so long, but I've been busy! Here is a month in my life...which includes a bit of everything! My dear better half enjoys ripping things apart, and luckily he is quite adept at putting them back together. Our barn windows had probably been broken and crooked for 50 years, so he fixed them. First he took off the entire top side of the barn. Then he framed out the windows.
And as I said he knows how to put things back together with a fresh look! My role in this is to keep a cold beer in his hand and keep the phone handy in case he falls off the roof or
does damage to an important body part!
We attended the wedding of our friend Bob and his new bride Evelyn. They were both recently widowed, and we think they compliment each other quite well. It was a quiet and lovely ceremony.
Living quite near the coast gives me the chance to see the ocean every day at work, and there are certain places that those dreaded tourists haven't discovered yet. Here is one of them, but I can't tell you where it is other than the town of Kittery Maine. Lovely view, isn't it?
We celebrated the 14th birthday of our wonderful dog Brutus. He still does pretty well, although he has lost his hearing and his legs just don't work so well all the time. We used to let him run in the fields but since he can't hear us calling him back he has to stay on a lead now.
His name is tough but he's our loving, ever loyal and non-judgemental baby.
Some other friends arrived from Tennessee for a couple of weeks. Steve and Rosie are such fun! They come up each year and make our cabin their home. We all went to a camp and had a big lobster bake with some friends. It was a relaxing gathering full of laughter.
I also spent some time in my "Gardens of Weedin". I adore my gardens but seldom have them all looking nice at the same time. My lupine looked really nice this year.
We also attended another wedding. It was for AnnMarie and Eric. They planned it for a year, and had the most beautiful flowers. AnnMarie personally made all the invitations, centerpieces and candle gifts for all her guests. She also made the bouquets at the end of each aisle with garden hooks found at the Christmas Tree Shop, canning jars and some wire. She's so clever! They had a fabulous chocolate fountain too!
It was a joyous celebration.
And three weeks later...she's expecting their baby!!!
And this is a skein of my lovely thick and thin yarn. It has character, doesn't it? This is actually my first full skein that I dyed, spun and plied. I just like looking at it!
Posted by Miz T. at 8:10 PM