Monthly Archives: May 2009

Shady Spot

A shady spot on a hot day in Shepherdstown WV

A shady spot on a hot day in Shepherdstown WV

This was taken on my photowalk this past Monday over in Shepherdstown, West Virgina. It is actually one of the outdoor dining rooms of the Blue Moon Cafe. I was there before they opened up for the day but they were gracious enough to allow me to come into the garden area to shot this shot. I do plan to go back and try out their menu soon. They have a separate menu for vegetarians which included many items that looked very tasty.

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Short Week

Short weeks like this one really throw me off. It is like everything is off because you had Monday off. But there has been tons going on. Last Saturday, I went and got a curly cut and headed down to DC afterwards. After I getting my hair cut, I headed downtown to Dupont Circle area to meet up with the lovely and talented Karida of Neighborhood Fibers to hand off some hand spuns and batts that I had created for her. She has non-spinning plans for the batts I created for her. And I am hoping that at least some of the yarn that was supposed to be for her mother ends up in her mom’s hands.

Karida Hard at Work

Sunday was the last spin in at Lauren‘s house until the little geekbaby is born. The crowd was larger than normal which meant twice as much fun. Among the celebrities there were Gryphon, Kate, Paula, and the wonderful Sarah. We were lucky and had all Three Fates in one spot. Sarah bought a large bag of assorted rovings she wanted to clear out of her fiber stash. I was not the only one who dove in. Everyone who wanted some ended up going home with some of them. And a few were turned into batts right than and there. While the rest spun and knit, I was helping Kim get over her fear of color and taught her to make spontaneous colorful batts. She ended up making two batts all on her own that will work with the two that I helped her create.

Spin In

On Monday I headed over to Shpeherdstown, West Virgina to meet a new member of my photo guild. We met at the Lost Dog Coffee Shop which is really a tea house. They have the best selection of teas anyway! We did a short photowalk around the university there. It was starting to get pretty hot so I wanted to keep it short. Plus the bugs were biting around the creek. And I have this thing about creeks and rivers, I seem to want to photograph them. Next time, I will start out earlier in the morning and wear something to help prevent a few of the bug bites.

This lovely creek runs thru Shepherdstown WV

This lovely creek runs thru Shepherdstown WV

Otherwise, I have been playing with a new to me wheel. I have borrowed Lauren’s Lendrum to use while I take a class from the wonderfully talented Jacey of Insubordiknit coming up in less than two weeks. There is a definite learning curve for me since I am used to the double drive tensioning system on my Matchless. I have never really spun in Scotch tension. So being able to try it out before committing to buying one is really nice.

And yes, I am still in love with my new curly cut.

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Watching

Watching

My four year old nephew left his friends watching over big brother’s computer while big brother was at school. And they are watching over your computer too.

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Debris

Debris

This is what you are likely to find on the kitchen counter up at my brother’s house with a teenage boy, a pre-teen girl, and a four year old. And almost all of it belongs to the oldest one.

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Blooming

This is what is blooming in the garden right now

This is what is blooming in the garden right now

Carrie always wants to know what is blooming in the garden.

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Genius is …

Genius is ....

Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks. It just does that because it is there and the scenery is there. Talent is a fine mirror with a silver frame, with the name of the owner engraved on the back. ~ Edgar Lee Masters

(Click on the photo to large to really appreciate this very serene spot by the brook.)

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First Hike

The trail I decied to try as my first hike after my ankle has healed

The trail I decied to try as my first hike after my ankle has healed

After spending Saturday at the lake, I decided early Sunday morning that I needed to head back up to the park and wander with my camera. It poured Saturday night so I knew everything would be all nice and green. My ankle which I broke back in late September has finally been declared healed by the second ortho so I am slowly working back towards taking hikes. And this trail called to me. I was smart and didn’t go all the way up to the top of the trail though. I went about two thirds of the way up before heading back down. Next time, I will summit!!!

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