We had a wonderful time at the farm yesterday evening. Audrey had smoked brisket and homemade BBQ sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, collard greens, cornbread, baked beans and chocolate cake for dessert.
Rachel seems to have enjoyed her birthday and we got some photos of the chickens.
Brad and I are looking forward to having Rachel out to our house this week. I’ve done a little more rearranging in my workroom and there should be something to interest her. There is always my laptop and some games on Pogo.com.
The mowers are due today and we have made arrangements to get the piles of wood chips leveled off and added to the large pile near the creek. It will make mulch for flower beds.
Brad has a funeral this morning and I need to get caught up with some things around the house, especially my pile of mending. Then I need to see about planning a cover for the floor inkle loom. I’m tired of the warp being dusty.
I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl.
I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles.
In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s.
I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.
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