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A VISIT TO FUNKSHUN-KNITTING GROUP-FLOODING AND MORE RAIN-PANSY’S

30 03 2014

Hello

A VISIT TO FUNK SHUN

Yesterday I visited Christa at FUNK SHUN, she was busy making the Man Dolls which are so popular.  I dropped off some more salve and will need to return next week with some more things.IMG_2717

THE KNITTING GROUP

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The knitting group meets almost every Saturday at Pine Hill Orchard restaurant .  It’s open to anyone who wants to come.  Lunch is there if you need it.  Various knitting projects are show and admired or you can just sit there and enjoy the conversation.  Although I can’t be there every Saturday and sometimes Pine Hill is having an event and we can’t use the space, I look forward to going each week.

FLOODING

Last night the rains came down and the upstairs of the barn is completely soaked, around mid night it eked its way into the kitchen so pails were placed to catch it.  It even got into the first chicken coop and now I have to replace all the soaked shavings.  That has never happened before.  I never did get the sand bags up there too many other things to bring up, I will get them up today and hope that they will work.  More rain is expected tonight.  There is still snow in the pasture but most of the snow on the mountain has melted.  The problem is the small hill leading down into the barn is still covered with ice and the rain can’t soak in.  Soon it will be over.

PANSY’S

I am hoping that the pansy’s that  came up last year in the garden return again this year.  But I did buy a box of small ones and will put  them in with the bunny and pussy willow table decoration.

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I do love them and have over the years pressed them.  Maybe this year I will make cards out of them.

Thank you for reading my blog on this spring day.   Carole

 

 

 





THE OIL MANS GRIP-HESTER – SUSAN’S VISIT- SPRING FLOWERS-LUCY’S EGG-SWEET PEA

9 02 2014

HELLO

We are in the middle of another cold spell with some snow coming tonight.  The word is that a nor’easter is coming on Thursday but you never know .

THE OIL MANS GRIP

On Friday I got a delivery of 100 gallons of oil, the price was $445.  It’s almost unbelievable and the sad thing is that if this cold weather stays it will only last for about 2 weeks.    The discrepancy between oil companies is huge too   My son’s oil company charged him around 4.00 a gallon.  I am hoping that I can take step one this year and have my plumbers  figure out a way to shut off the upstairs.  Not having the heat on there should save me some money.

SUSAN’S VISIT

My friend Susan came yesterday for a visit.  She brought me some lovely primroses which I just love.

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She had never been to the Textile COmpany so we went there.  The Textile Company is located in Greenfield in an old wooden mill type building.  Creeky wooden floors and chock full of every fabric you would ever want.  The staff is very helpful and cheerful you can tell that each of them just loves their job.   It is the go to place for sewers all over New England.  The fabric and accessories are of the highest standards. We stopped at Sheep and Shawl which Susan loved and then went to FUNK SHUN to visit with Christa and drop off some things..  We came home for lunch and Susan worked on a needle felted heart which came out so good.  It was a fun visit and we have planned more.

HESTER

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Hester is still improving, but she is finding it hard to walk and like a human is wary of taking some steps.  Because of her feet walking was painful.  It will take time but she will do it, she is standing much more.

SPRING FLOWERS

I do love the hyacinths and this pink one is especially beautiful.

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LUCY’S EGG

Lucy has laid a couple of eggs in the past week but they quickly froze and split open.  This morning I was greeted by this egg which tipped the scale.  It is larger than an extra large.

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Sweet Pea is a Welsummer Hen and was supposed to start laying in the late fall.  The cold weather and short days have prevented that.  She should start laying in the spring.  I am looking forward to her eggs which will be a reddish-brown.  I like her size she is smaller than a regular hen but not as small as the Bantams.

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





BLUSTERY DAY-KNITTING AND SOME EMBROIDERY-SPRING FLOWERS-WOOL

7 01 2014

The wind howled last night and the highs today will be 12 above zero.  Warmer weather is coming though.  This weather is creating many problems.  For one thing my car doors are frozen shut.   The roadways in this area are not meant for such fluctuating temperatures.  For days it’s below zero then its raining and in the 40″s and back and forth.  Some roads had to be closed and repaired but they don’t think the repairs will last.  We all have to get use to the new weather patterns caused by global warming.

KNITTING

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I started this feather and fan patterned scarf last week.  With frozen pipes and  a new oil tank being put in I haven’t done much on it.  The yarn was bought in Ireland  4 or 5 years ago, it’s a beautifully dyed Mohair.  I am going to work on it today, my goal is to do 5 or 6 inches every day till its done.  I do love knitting but sadly I haven’t done much lately.  I though this scarf would get my hands use to the rhythm of it again.

Embroidery

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I started this many years ago, and have worked on it yesterday, there is not much left to do.  The next project is to figure how to finish it.  I was going to look for an old frame but now I think I will line the back and get some nice small branches and glue them into the shape of the piece and sew the piece on.  Oh well there is still time to figure that out.  The background is an old dish towel that was amongst my Grandmother’s things.  It’s a good way to keep memories alive and I think she would have liked that.  I did age the towel some.  I love the simplicity of the piece.

HYACINTH AND ARMARYLLIS

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IMG_2192In the fall I bought two bags of hyacinth  to plant this winter.  I just started planting them last week.  The above two should be out by the weekend.  This red Amaryllis is beautiful.

WOOL

I  am going through dyed wool and getting some ready to put on my new website. Doing the little bundles make wool affordable for everyone.  This week I need to dye some wool red for Valentine projects.  I will bring it to Sheep and Shawl over the weekend.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and  I hope your day was wonderful.  Carole