Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Owen!!!!

Today my grandson turns three, where has the time gone? There is a special place in your heart for grandchildren which one just cannot begin to explained unless you really experience it. I remember hearing people saying that is is a wonderful and precious thing to be one, but that my friend is an understatement. Just trying to find the words to explain how I feel when I spend time with Owen is and can be just so heart warming that words escape me. Your own children hold a special place in your heart as well of course, but it is just in a different spot. I love being both a mom and grandmother and try and treasure as many moments of both as I possible can.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Basket of hand dyed goodies for the market

Here is what the wall of color that was on the cloths line now looks like in a basket, yummy! It is so much fun playing with colors and textures. I cannot wait to spin the multi green colour fleece that you see in the basket with the skeins of wool, this will be a wonderful addition to a scarf or shawl or maybe even both. Well finally the sheep shearer is going to show up on Thursday or Friday, not sure of the exact day. This is always a very busy day, but well worth it, I will get to see what kind of shape the sheep are in and get to collect any fleece that is worth hand spinning, that part is always exciting. I will keep you posted on the shearing event as soon as it happens. Have a good one dear readers.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yes!! Here comes the sun

Finally a day of sunshine, I have been waiting for a day of good weather so I could do some serious wool dying. I have been working on my rugs but it just dosen't do it for me. I have to be working with wool in order to get my mojo going. After all I am known as the wool lady to the folks at the market, and we do not want to disappoint anyone. It has been pretty slow at the market the past two weeks but I am hoping that this week with the weather being not so rainy we will get more people out there, and sell sell sell!!!!
On the Aydin front, he has grown to be as big as Zack (my 6 year old border collie), he is know four months old and remains to be as gentle as can be. He loves Owen and refuses to let him out of his site. He has become much braver around the sheep and lambs and they seem to be excepting him as well. Off to do farm chores and back to work I go.