Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Buts Have It

Or is that "butts"?

Who you lookin' at?

These opportunities presented themselves and were too good to pass up!  As I was waiting to board the ferry at Essex Junction to cross Lake Champlain, the mallard was "tails up" every few seconds!  It's fascinating to see them stay upside down using their feet as tiny oars.

Then, as the ferry was leaving the dock, the seagull was on a post, posing with what I think was attitude!  But check out the sharp angles against the curves--an interesting contrast.

And while at the University of Vermont Morgan Farm, these three weanlings formed up with no prompting!

Hope these made you smile!  

More on the trip and what I've been up to in the next few posts.  But for now, the butts have it!

Blissful hugs,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Season of Change

October 1.  2014 is going by in a rush.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year--the golden cast to the light, the changing colors of the leaves, the crispness in the air.  Usually a time of not mowing the lawn and not yet shoveling snow.  This year, we are still mowing the lawn!  But not yet, thank goodness, shoveling!

It's been a day of finishing a multitude of little things--a bit of sewing, ironing, a bit of paperwork, time spent on the phone with friends.  An auspicious start to October.  How was yours?

Blissful fall hugs,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Great Book

I had flipped through the pages of this book several times, but hadn't bought it.  Then a few weeks ago, I saw it again and it was mine!  Worth every penny!  I've read it cover to cover and admire how much information is contained between these covers.  Just the info on saving your bits and pieces of scraps--and then actually using them--is cause for celebration.

One of the first things I'd like to try?  A small rug knitted on large needles using strips of fabric, including selvages!  (I'm lucky enough to have a crocheted rug made of fabric strips that a friend made for me; there is nothing like the feel of a cotton rug beneath your feet!)

So give this book a look-see.  There's something for everyone!

Blissful hugs,

P.S.  I am listening to Moo by Jane Smiley, and Jacqueline Kennedy, Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.  Both are excellent.  (And, Rose P., you were right about her voice; it takes a bit to get used to!)

P.P.S.  I have updated my class schedule here.  Maybe I'll see you at a class this fall!