Friday, February 12, 2016


This is the next shawl.  It is a pine and sage color.  The picture doesn't do it justice, but once I have a little more woven, I will take a different picture.  I will also take one once, it is off the loom and done.  I have one that has to be made for a client and one that is going to be put into my inventory to sell,

I had to make a trip down to NJ, for Matt.  He had ordered new boots for work, that are a lot more water proof and nice and warm.  He has to work the weekend and this weekend is going to be the coldest it has been this winter.  So, he asked me really nice to bring them down for him.  I hated to drive there, but I did it.  It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  I just hate driving where the traffic is atrocious.  I was going to drive back home Saturday morning, but he asked me to stay until Monday.  Then on Tuesday we are supposed to get some rain snow mix.

Not much else is going on.  I am looking toward the spring weather again.  Even though our winter really hasn't been as bad as some winters have been.   I just like to be able to go outside and not have to wear a coat.

Have a great day.

Monday, February 8, 2016


Yes, it is the bark on a tree.  Nothing special.

Finished winding a warp for a new set of shawls.  They are going to be a pine, and sage color.  I am actually looking forward to weaving them.  I think they are going to be pretty.

I  basically got things ready for taxes.  I am still working on a system on Excel to keep track of the amount of yarns that I use and the other things that go with running a weaving business.  I have a lot to do.  I want to get as much inventory as I can ahead for doing craft shows this year.

I love going away for a few days, but I always like coming home to my own things.  I also like my normal routine.  We went yesterday and picked out a new set of end tables and a coffee table.  It was my birthday gift from the hubby.  I have been wanting a new one for some time.  That is just one of the things to cross off of my want list.  They will be in about 4 weeks from now.

Hope you have a great week.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The top picture is of Manhattans skyline just before the sun is completely up in the sky and the second picture is when the sun has come up.    They are not very good pictures.  It is hard to take a picture through a window, that is very dirty and has two panes of the glass.

I came down to NJ to be with Matt this week.  It is nice to be able to do some paper work, and study my Excel course without interruptions.  I still have a lot of computer work to do.  I really won't have a lot of time to be bored.  I am doing my Zumba Cd's in the morning and then I have my coffee and breakfast, then I am looking at e-mails and facebook, then it is book work, computer work, and then study time.  Then I will do some reading until Matt comes back.  I will then proceed to cook supper and wait and see what happens after that.  It is going to be boring but relaxing.

The kids are taking care of the animals and all the other farm things that need doing.  They are sure handy to have around.  Sometimes :)  

Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Stills

We have my good old wheels to hold up my morning glories in the summer no rubber on these, then we have the nice lawn ornament that doesn't have any where near what the new tractors have now days, and last but not least horseshoes without the horse!

Going to NJ with the hubby next week and will be doing lots of book work on the laptop, along with getting things ready for taxes, and lots of reading material and study materials.  It will be a nice break from the running to doctors that I have been doing for the last few couple of weeks.  The kids will be here taking care of the farm and house!   Kegan does a great job taking care of things, along with Tawny.   It is great to have adult children to take care of things while the parents go away.

Hope you have a great evening.

Saturday, January 30, 2016


The last few nights I have wanted to take a good picture of the sunset, but I have been slow on the uptake.  I have been getting to it about the same time and spot.  I get busy out in the barn and forget the time.

It was a lovely day today.  The sun was shining and a lot warmer, with not very much wind.  Monday or Tuesday of next week it is supposed to get close to 50 degrees.  That will be nice, but I am still waiting for the ball  to drop and get a boat load of snow.  February is almost here and that has seemed to be the time we get hammered with a foot of snow.  The hubby wants a nice long open winter, here is hoping he gets his wish, but I think it is wishful thinking!

Post seems pretty darn boring!  I just don't have a lot going on at this point, I pretty much do my day
to day thing.  I went and had my ultrasound done on my heart yesterday and now it is just a waiting game.  Hopefully, I don't hear anything, and that will be good news.  They said they would call if they found anything.  Other than that, .......that is pretty much all that is going on in my life right now.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


This is the next scarf that is on the loom.   I did one that was mostly red, I did it for the daughter's boyfriend for Christmas.  I didn't get a picture taken of that one.  I hope to get one more scarf off the warp.  Then, I have some of  the towel warp that is left over from some Christmas projects.  I still have a shawl left to do.  I am going to let this scarf go until later and start on the shawl.

Today was a day of staying at home. (yippy)  Tomorrow it is back to another doctor appointment,  grocery shopping and back to the the whole sale store that is going out of business, to get the hubby and son some more military socks.  Then Saturday, I have a chiropractor appointment, then I will go back to doing some weaving.

The hubby has to work Saturday, and he isn't a happy camper.  I can understand why, when I had to work on Saturday's I hated it.  I will hopefully be going with him next week to cook for him and have a little alone time at night.  We don't get a lot of time together when he is home on weekends.   He usually has lots of things to get caught up on and then it seems that we always have company of some kind.  Then of course, the kids are still living at home and that makes things a little difficult to have some couple time!

Hope you have a great night.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sell or not to sell

No pictures again.  I sold 15 bales of hay today.  The ad was on craigslist, and the guy said he would be here around 12 or 1.  Well, he showed, then proceeded to look at the bales for over 15 minutes complaining that they looked stemy.   Then he asked if I would go lower in price being as he had cash (like I would take anything less), I said no, that I had already lowered the price once.   Then we got the bales loaded and he asked me if I had it all tallied in price (like I wouldn't know how much it all would cost).    I tell you, I was not a happy camper by the time he left.  If you don't want the stuff don't take it, but don't bit....... to me about the price and the way they look!  The guy drove about  2 hours here.  He could of came before bringing his trailer and decide if he wanted the darn things before hand!!   I think he thought that if he hemmed and hawed long enough, I would change my price, or maybe it was because I am a women.  I think the hubby is the one that will be doing the negotiations next time, and no one is coming to pick it up unless he is home!!!   I know you always try to get the person to lower the price, but once it is negotiated don't be an ass.  Then he calls me and tells me he has a trailer for sale if I want to buy it.  (the son told him we were looking for one)  I would not buy it from him even if he was the only guy who had one!   We sold round bales a couple of years ago and had no complaints or problems.  I guess all people aren't easy to get along with.

Enough on that, now, other than that, my day was pretty darn good.  Hope you have a great night.