Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tomorrow, tomorrow...


Tomorrow, I will be back at the loom! I have not been slacking. I have been very busy, actually. I just haven't been busy at the loom.  Most recently, I have been dealing with ripe apricots. And, while I sometimes gripe that we have too many apricots and they ripen all at once, bla-bla-bla, this year I will not complain! We've not had apricots on our trees for a couple of years, having lost them to late freezes. Many in the valley lost them again this year. We don't have any on the largest tree, and don't have a lot on the other tree, but I have done 3 batches of jam, so will have jam once again in the pantry! Yea!


The day after I got home from France, we had my father-in-law here for a week-and-a-half, then two of my grandchildren came for most of the following week. I told the kids it was our Arts and Crafts camp week, and we did a lot of projects together. One of the things we did was to go visit a friend who has the most beautiful nursery in the area. She also has cows, and three new calves. So, needless to say, I took a lot of photos! 


Then we went home and set up our easels, put on our artist hats and aprons and painted what we had seen. I started on a cow. (I'll share it when it's done.) The kids were so impressed by the flowers, they both painted bright flower paintings. I love how they both used vertical and horizontal line work!


This one was done by my six-year-old grandson...  


... and his eight-year-old sister painted this one.

  

We needed a bit of a break, so went to the cabin for a night. Booker has a friend staying with him for a few weeks, and after they spotted a deer out the window, they spent a lot of time there, hoping to see it again, and watching chipmunks and hummingbirds.



And that's pretty much all we did there, too. I felt an urge to sketch, and realized I hadn't brought anything to sketch with or on, except my iPad, so I did this little finger drawing on it. I have also been working on the seminar I will be teaching at Convergence next month. I hope to see some of you there, if not at the seminar, then at the small tapestry exhibit, which I always love seeing and participating in.

I am looking forward to being at the loom tomorrow, after I deal with another batch of apricots tonight (pie fillings for the freezer this time.)  Time to weave.....

2 comments:

Julia Kelly said...

Your apricots are ready-better go look at mine.been in the ame boat, freeze has gotten them down here in SW Colorado for several years. First year to have some. BTW-like your new profile picture.

K Spoering said...

Mine are ripe on the sunny side and still green on the north side, tho' they're sparce on that side. So I'll have a few to do in a few days, as well. This is about 2 weeks early for them, but our winter was so mild, everything is early here. Hope you have some good ones, too!