HELEN-SPINNING CLASS-NEW FRAME FOR EMBRODERY

12 07 2015

GREETINGS

Yesterday was a wonderful day, clothes dried well and there was a slight breeze.  Today there will be humidity in the air so outside chores will be done early.

Still working on the bathroom where the ceiling was pulled down.  Have the window area all cleaned up of debris. Bottles are being replenished with lavender/Cider vinegar for the Bath .  The old tin box holds all my shoe polishes and brushes.  With hardly a closet or storage area in this Old Farmhouse one must invent places to store things.

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HELEN

Helen has had a few glitches with a call to the Vet but now seems to be recovering .  SHe is eating well and talking like she use to. She likes being in the kitchen where there is much activity and loves being held.

She was caught eating the newspaper so now old sheets are her bedding.

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Mmmmm Scrambled eggs with corn

SPINNING CLASS

Yesterday was the first of two sessions of Spinning Class  It went great with each girl making wonderful yarn.  Joan was a member of our Woolgathers Spinning Group and Deb is a new comer to spinning.  We had a lot of fun and they were given parts of 3 fleeces to wash during the week.  We will be working on carding and spinning those fleeces, talking about all sorts of dyeing and spinning mohair, linen and cotton next week.  Great fun.  Thanks Liz at SHeep and SHawl.

Great Yarn

Great Yarn

THE OLD FARM SCENE

It’s funny how you remember every detail of some things you did in your life and other things just slip your mind.  I remember being with my Aunt Milly in a tiny craft store in Longmeadow, Mass.  I saw this delightful embroidery pattern and wanted it, it reminded me of all my wonderful days spent at Old Sturbridge Village.  She bought it for me .  I spent hours and hours sitting in front of the fireplace in the Victorian house I lived in, working on this.  It needed cleaning and the frame that it was in wasn’t quite right.

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The old frame has been in my family for a while and with some adjustments it will accommodate the picture.  I love the attention to detail in this. Cat on the roof, the sledders looking like they were doing 100 miles an hour, chickens eating.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a lovely day.  Carole

Lil came over and wanted to play the piano.  

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9 responses

12 07 2015
Mary Jane

The embroidery is beautiful!!

12 07 2015
wspines

Thanks Mary Jane, I really do love it and will put it in a place where I will see it often.

12 07 2015
Cynthia

Good news about Helen. That embroidered picture is great! I love the scene and all the details and colors too. It has such a happy feeling. Brings me right back to childhood. So glad that you shared it.

12 07 2015
wspines

Cynthia,
Helen is so funny now getting back to her old self. Everytime I look at that picture I feel happiness too. I always wondered why people thought the old days were better now I understand. Thanks for your kind comments.

12 07 2015
Cynthia

I understand too

13 07 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

Busy Days!! I’m glad Helen is going on well again now. Your embroidery is beautiful, so much detail. x

13 07 2015
wspines

SHe is eating me out house and home Sharon. So far this morning she had oatmeal and blueberries, layer pellets and scrambled eggs!!!!!
I do love that pattern and have never seen it again so glad that my wonderful Aunt bought it for me. I love all the detail too. Hope all is well with you. Are you having the hot weather there?

14 07 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

Helen sounds as though she is enjoying being spoilt! All is good here thanks. The weather has cooled a bit here and we have had some welcome rain! x

14 07 2015
wspines

Helen is the queen of the kitchen now. Glad you got rid of some of that hot weather, We’re having a bit of that right now but not for long.

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