Monday, March 26, 2012

Arts, Crafts, and Friends

Sunday after church we were looking around for someone to go out to eat with us. The last person was a very dear lady who would have gone home to eat leftovers all alone--our friend Dane's mother. We had such a delightful time together at the local Mexican restaurant.
On the way home we stopped at the Red Barn to load the kiln with pieces from the pottery classes for adults. The other ceramics teacher had some of her own lovely pieces already in there.

Stephan refinished the fire damaged calendar holder he had made for us a few Christmases back.

 I washed the afghan Karen knit last year and it is as good as new.

I always have some knitting project to occupy my hands when appropriate while sitting, listening, watching or riding in the car. The latest was very different, using ruffle yarn. Here is the finished scarf which I sent away as a gift.

Skye got a new hair color this week, and a lot of attention!

Wednesday afternoon I took father and son to the airport for their first of three flights to Yellowknife, Canada, in the Northwest Territory. It was quite an opportunity and honor for Mike to be invited to help professional ice-carver-son-Stephan in the Long John Jamboree winter festival. I found a photo online from Day 1. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Photo by Kyle WiTh
Mike called Saturday night very tired. It is heavy work, even with power tools in those long hours in the cold! But as Karen says, Stephan "is in his element!"

Meanwhile, here in warm Upland, I have kept so very busy. Several commitments came together at this time, but not without moments of respite--wonderful fellowship with friends.
Thursday I was invited to visit a friend at her bed and breakfast--The Loft Inn. We enjoyed coffee and goodies and three hours of conversation in her lovely upstairs alcove.

As I was leaving, she pointed out two unique pairs of trees, grown together, inseparable. My comment, "There's a lot of love in this place."


Saturday was my Kenyan friend's book signing. I was amazed at all she has accomplished, and eager to read her story--His Banner Over Me Is Love.

Mary Nyambura Muchiri
We've had summery weather most of the week, now it is cooling down.


The Bug said...

Our weather has been similar - in the 80s last week, but cooling down to the 60s this weekend.

Love that scarf! Wonder if I'll get all fancy & try to crochet one like that?

Mike is a good dad to go do all that cold hard work :)

Those trees are so cool - especially the one embracing the other one.

Kim said...

Skye's hair looks the same color as the piece of furniture he's standing next to :)

That's a lovely scarf... seems like ruffle yarn would be difficult to work with.

Was just looking at the photos on facebook of the ice sculpture. Wow!

Now I'm off to read your friend's story :)

Have a great week!

Kim said...

On you can read a portion of your friend's book for free. It looks to be a very interesting story, indeed!


Love the scarf. Your week looked wonderful and pleasant weather. We have had that here.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

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