Friday, October 19, 2018

What a Week(end)!

Wow. Where did the week go?  Well, I know where my weekend went; but the whole week flew by, too, which is why I didn't even get around to check on others who posted their Friday Fave Fives last week (my apologies! I'll do better this week.)  If you wish to participate in Friday Fave Fives, follow THIS LINK to Susanne's blog.

1.  Of course, my first fave would be the days I spent at Reyes Adobe Days last weekend.  I love this venue because the staff there are so welcoming and helpful and encouraging.  They moved tables.  They offered water.  They gave hugs.  (Don't tell the other places, but I think this is my favorite place ever to do weaving and spinning demos.)
My very serene view of the patio before everyone arrived.  Do you notice the damp spots?  Yes, it rained Friday night.  Believe it or not.  In Southern California.  Not much, just enough to get everything wet and make it all smell wonderful.


2.  On Saturday, I took my rigid heddle loom and worked on a scarf which I nearly finished that day.

Eleanor enjoys helping me.


Finished on Wednesday!



3.  On Sunday, I had my spinning wheel and worked with some alpaca fiber.  It's fun to play the guessing game with the kids.  "What kind of fiber am I spinning?"  Some of the hilarious answers included elephant, giraffe, dog and cat.

4.  You'd think I'd take a day to rest, right? Nope.  Monday morning, my friends and I surprised our friend with a Birthday Brunch.  At her house.  Her husband and daughter organized it, and for once, she was truly surprised.  It was the BEST!

5.  Guess what I did on Tuesday.  Yep.  Nothing.  The reason that is one of my faves should be obvious.

And here are some wise words to make you laugh:

You only need two tools in life.
WD-40 and Duct Tape.
If it doesn't move and should,
Use WD-40.
If it moves and shouldn't,
Use Duct Tape.

10 comments:

Ann said...

I love the wise words!! And your beautiful, creative work!!

Barbara H. said...

Loved the bit of wisdom at the end! You've had a busy week! Glad it went well. The scarf is lovely.

susan said...

Okay, I am back. I had to repost what you said about duct tape and WD-40 on our seniors FB page. I know they'll get a kick out of that.
Eleanor looks like a very capable helper and is so adorable. And your scarf is just as adorable, too. I hope you post photos of you modeling it.
I LOVE the answers kiddos gave about the type of fiber you were using. Did anyone guess alpaca?
So glad you had a day to do nothing!!!
How fun to be able to truly surprise a friend for her birthday. I don;t think I've ever had a true surprise party.
Hurray for rain. We got a bit, too. And I LOVE the smell.
Have a great week.

ellen b. said...

You were busy! The scarf is lovely. Glad you had a nice venue to enjoy your weaving and spinning! A surprise that was a surprise...that's always fun. Eleanor is a cutie!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That looks like a beautiful spot. My children and I used to go to weaving demonstrations when they were little. It looks like a very soothing activity.

Karen said...

I'm sharing your wise words with my husband. The scarf is beautiful! What a lovely spot to spend a couple of days.

Faith said...

my husband uses those same words about tools!!! We have a huge thing about duct tape here. WHAT kind of food is it that you mentioned in the comment to me on my FFF? Zuppa something? i've never heard of it....do tell!! I need more (easy)vegan quick meals. :) Love that bunny that pops up in your photos from time to time :)

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Susanne said...

The kids answers to your question cracked me up. As did the words of advice. I love the smell after a short rain.

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