We are having a ball! We went to the swimming hole yesterday. The boys all took the boats Grandpa made for them out of leftover lumber ends. We put strings on them and they pulled them around most of the afternoon. Grampa had the water pistol and Karen and I sat in the shade with [...]
Monthly Archive for May, 2004
Shane had a school field trip to a farm and brought home some llama fiber. He brought it to California to have Gramma show him how to make a teddy bear out of his llama wool. Here he is carding it. We got it spun up and we’ll start weaving the bear later this week. [...]
After the boys had a turn Stephanie spun most of the llama and some of the wool.
Mac had to try his hand at it. He needed a bit of help but didn’t do too badly.
Here’s Chris spinning his share of the skein. He’s doing pretty good at it!
This is a snap of my woven bedspread. The orange plaid square in the center is pure Samoyed fur, the one on the left it is blended with some cormo and plied with silk. The fuzzy patch on the right is a bit of Samoyed blended with alpaca. This yarn was washed when it was [...]
I’m learning to be a carpenter’s helper or gofer, in other words! lol I got him busy closing in the porch so they grandkids will have a place to sleep. Daughter and the 4 young’ns are arriving on the 25th and Randy has been really busy at the contractor business now that the weather is [...]
As we started up Parks Creek Road, (which follows the headwaters of the Trinity!) we saw this field of Mule-eared Sunflowers. Mixed in with them were shades of blue Larkspur and brightly colored Pinks, too. Very pretty! You don’t usually see these sunflowers in such abundance so I coudln’t resist taking a dozen or so [...]
We rode up Parks Creek to where the road was closed by the snow, around 5000′. The picture is High Camp Creek near Cement Bluff & lake. Randy and Jack walked up to look at the little falls. It was nice up there. Warm, with a gentle bit of a chilly breeze, nice spring smells [...]