Thursday, June 01, 2006
Felted Angora Scarf and Iris
It seems impossible that I just turned over the calendar to June. Unsettling; seems like just a few days ago the year stretched long ahead of us. Now the time is just flowing by.
Flowering trees are fading now with the new heat of summer. A few locust are blooming still. In my yard my viburnum has already passed, along with some of the iris. The roses that have survived the winters here are blooming, and so are the rootstocks of the roses that were killed by the winter. They still make a show of sorts. The camera charged up so there's a picture above of the lovely scarf Chris felted with some of my dyed Angora. She also gave me the iris a couple of years ago; beautiful colors!
It has been a busy week after the festival, catching up on work that needed to be done. I spent Tuesday down in hot, hot Stuart at the hardware store, working on receivables. It was really nice to get back up the mountain to the cool breezes. Yesterday I spent the day putting together the Blue Ridge Gazette magazine for June. Long day but I think it turned out nicely. I'm uploading it right now, directory by directory. Seems that too much at once chokes out the transfer.
In the evening I was invited to visit with friends at their lovely new house just down the road, down a long winding driveway into a shady, cool woods. The oldest road in this area makes up part of their driveway, and it's interesting to think about the generations that traveled down the narrow lane by foot, horse and wagon. The house is beautiful, simple in design, light and open with a spacious feel. And they live surrounded by books and a few carefully and well chosen treasures to delight the eye. We settled onto the wide front porch after touring the house, looking out over a small lawn into the new green woods. Dinner on the porch and much discussion of common interests and ideas made for a refreshing and relaxing evening.
Today I need to get some bunny haircuts done, but first I have to go to the antique store and do some more paperwork. Tomorrow we're scheduled to visit relatives in Rustburg, then back to the weekend with the craft tent if it doesn't rain. Seems that it was a short week, somehow!