Friday, September 27, 2013

Leather and Lace

The Nickels and Pennies Scarf is finished and ready for a few fall motorcycle rides.
No long trip this year as last. *sigh*
I was hoping for a scenic tour of Kentucky.
          The canceled vacation week did give me opportunity to attend a full day workshop with Gudrun Johnson of The Shetland Trader.
So much learned.
  I thought I knew a thing or two about knitting lace. Always room to improve.
The workshop's purpose was to learn the technique of working a lace pattern on both sides of the fabric, thereby making it completely reversible.
Never you mind all the mistakes...this was just a sampler swatch to learn by, not a project piece.
Gudrun is in the planning stages of hosting a workshop and tour in Shetland next summer.
Fiber Arts Tourism.
 How clever.
I do believe I need to look into this concept a bit more.
Sharing with Fiber Arts Friday

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apple Craziness, Continued


 SI the cow had better things to do.
Hand Pies
MORE Apple Butter...a Shenandoah Valley tradition and family favorite
 A variation of Apple Walnut Raisin bread a la Nancy is ready for the oven.
And...when baby Wells is ready,
so are his first little jars of pure applesauce.
 There's still more to be harvested.
A press has been ordered, and in due time I hope to be doing this.
Hope you all are enjoying your days,
with or without apples.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy first day of Autumn!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


A few hours of the littlest guy all to myself.
Happy me.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

128 Napkins

Plus whatever is at the city place.
 Many with coordinating place mats.
Maybe I shouldn't have attempted to straighten the linen hutch.
I only threw 3 away.
But not these. They are my current favorite.
Something is missing.

I don't have any blue napkins.
Oh, dear.
Are you cloth napkin user?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekends Were Made For...

Pokeberry and bird feather painting,
Carrot digging and canning,
brotherly secrets and creature hunting,
apple picking,
and pick-up truck riding..

...which all lead
to the start of a little tree house building,
with a view.
I sure do hope you had as good a weekend as I did.

sharing with Mosaic Monday

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree...

...with anyone else but me!
Happy Sunday!

For you. Courtesy of my Bee Garden

~ Joan