Last Monday was my *cough*st birthday so R and I took a trip up to Maine to visit friends and do some touring along the touristy spots – here are a few photos from our trip:
As you can see, I overdose on lobster rolls. It’s a good thing we only do it once a year! ;o) My favorite? The one I get on the first night. Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster makes a wicked good lobstah roll!
Hi all! I’ve been busy (I know, I’ve been saying that for years now, I’m sorry) so I haven’t been posting regularly and I’m sorry. I really do think about blogging but I can never seem to carve out the time. At least I do updates now and then and I don’t overload you with ‘look! bags!’ photos all the time. ;o)
This time I’m going to overload you with ‘look! fireworks!’ photos – we just returned from a week in LaPorte, IN at the 2012 PGI Convention!
Here is a slideshow for you:
If you click the ‘full screen’ icon at the lower right and then click ‘show info’ at the upper right, you will see my photo descriptions. Also, full screen? Very cool photos if I do say so myself. ;o)
Those photos with Roger, Dave and our friend Paul are not photoshopped – I took them while live shells were going off behind them. Pretty cool, yes? You also get to see photos of the setup of the ‘Mega’ and ‘Super’ String of firecrackers – 3+million firecrackers all lit off at once!
I did some spinning while we were there:
and even some knitting!
I also visited a Great Lake!
I couldn’t be so close and not actually touch it. ;o) Okay it’s back to work for me – the shop reopens on Friday!
…I’m crazy busy but wanted to say a quick hello!
Thank you all for all your congrats on the last post! I’m very happy to be where I am today business-wise and I couldn’t have gotten here without you all!
R and I just took a long weekend – kind of. It was more like half a week since we left on Sunday and came back on Wednesday. We love vacationing opposite of everyone else to avoid the crowds and are super happy that we are able to do that since we’re both self-employed. ANYway…
My Birthday was Sunday the 15th so we threw some stuff into the camper and headed to Maine. It was wonderful. Can you believe I forgot the CAMERA?! I know. Such a blogger fail. I did get a couple of shots that sum up the trip nicely…
I ate a lot of lobster rolls. ;o)
and we made sure to visit Nubble Light – our first visit back since R popped the question there 3 years ago!
We also had a nice visit with Amy aka Spunky Eclectic and family! It was great to be able to hang out with them when we weren’t all vending! I have some goodies that I picked up from her while at her shop but I’m saving those photos for another post. ;o)
Now, back to work for me! ;o)
…was a very interesting one. Want to hear? (of course you do, you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t…sorry)
Saturday was the annual Franklin County Fibertwist. It was also the day that I was supposed to get a back door and window in my house. I decided, for the safety of everyone involved, that I needed to not be home while my FIL-to-be and his friend ripped apart my home and tromped through my gardens. Here is the door and windows that were to be replaced:
(taken with iPhone, early in the morning…sorry so grainy) We think, possibly, that the door and windows are, if not original, at least 100 years old. I could be wrong, but considering how drafty they all were, odds are I’m not. ;o) I’m thinking they might be younger than the house because we think the laundry room was added on as a kitchen. But we’re not sure. You see, my house? Is an enigma, wrapped in a puzzle. Built in the late 1700’s as a rooming house for the chair factory down the street, it’s a mixture of rooms, chimney holes, brick chimneys and pieced together flooring that doesn’t really make much sense to us, but it’s fun to try to figure out. ;o)
So Saturday morning, I throw the dogs at drop the dogs off to Dobby (who has her own apartment now…did I mention that?) for the day and leave for the Twist.
I spent the day enjoying being surrounded by yarn, hanging out with Kim and believing in my FIL-to-be and the promises of a new wall when I returned.
I got home and saw RR wandering around the driveway looking a bit shell-shocked, gazing at piles of wood under plastic. I looked at my house and saw this:
Not only did I not have a new wall, I didn’t have A. WALL. yay. I also had to walk over that lovely piece of plywood that you see there leading from my old broken down step to my (EMPTY!) doorway. Those who know me well, know that I can’t even go up to the second step on a ladder without freaking out. Let’s just say RR has the patience of a saint – he helped me over the gaping chasm. *ahem*
Sunday dawned rainy and cold – I sat in my sewing/stash room, petted my new skeins of yarn and tried to ignore the hammering…it took some time but on Monday night…
I not only had a door, but had a new porch, two new steps and a new window. Now we just need to find the can of ‘my FIL-to-be-is-a-painter tan’ to paint the new siding to match. ;o)
…seriously?!?! This is getting ridiculous. It won’t stop raining. I’m pretty sure I have an indoor swimming pool in my basement (I don’t know because I’m afraid to actually check) and I was just stuck in a hotel with a few hundred car show people for four days of rain that was at times akin to biblical deluge. It was…interesting. ;o)
I spent most of Saturday sitting in the hotel lobby with Amelia (my Sonata, for those who are new to this here bliggity blog) freaking out the car people (since it was raining, they were all in the hotel lobby, most of them were staring at me). I answered lots of questions, which was cool, and became exhausted because I don’t do crowds well. RR was by my side for most of it and while he can answer some questions, he tends to let me answer the more technical ones (the, “are you sewing?” ones usually fall into my domain). ;o) I think Tina may be right and I need to make a sign that says, “I am making yarn, I will not knit you a sweater/sock/scarf and no, I do not know what I will knit with the yarn when I am done, but thanks for looking!” and hope that helps cut down on the stress of it all. Of course, I could just not spin in public and that would definitely cut down on the questions, hehe
Anywho, because of said rain I couldn’t get many car photos but I did get a sunset:
…on the one day it didn’t rain, Friday. And, a car belching fire:
…also taken on the one day it didn’t rain.
All the time I got to spend with the wheel this weekend added up to two skeins of handspun. They are waiting for their ‘before’ photos, after which they will get a nice hot bath and a thwacking which will make them all ready for their blog debut on Wednesday – just wait, they’re gorgeous! You’ll love ’em!