First off I would like to say...We got some rain!!! I had almost forgotten what it was like! It was a good rain and 2 days in a row.
Folks around us got way more than us and that is good because that means there may be hay this fall to cut and we will all be needing hay! For some reason we have a weird lake effect here. Storms come right up to the lake and dissipate,then form right back up past us and keep going. It is enough to bring tears to drought dried eyes I tell ya!
I was thinking this morning,this blog has a wide variety of post. Farm animals,gardening and canning,homeschooling,sewing,spinning...crazy rants,lol! I really could divide it into more than one blog...but then I have trouble keeping up with just this one so I won't start another one just to neglect it too!
With it being so hot me and The Boy get to feeling a little, OK a lot, cooped up and house bound, both of us being cold weather kind of people! We tend to hide out in the summer in a darkened house, AC going full blast. So, I decided we needed a road trip! There is this store in Navasota, 1 1/2 hrs from here, that is a fiber store and I have been wanting to go see it. The store is called WC Mercantile. Now you know The Boy is desperate when he jumps at the opportunity to go to a fiber store! It is a nice easy drive, no traffic really.We have to go through Huntsville, but as long as you are not in going to work traffic it is an easy town to drive through. I will tell you all, I would rather drive 5 hours on Texas highways or any highways for that matter, than 1 hour down in Houston! Uggg! I think there may be a fiber store down in Houston but there is no way I am driving down there to go have a look! Anyways,The Mercantile had a lot of fiber I have not had the opportunity to spin and they have no problem letting you feel all the fiber,which I did! The big problem was deciding which ones I wanted to take home! The Boy,who was sitting on a couch, rolled his eyes and said,"your going to be awhile aren't you?" Well you know the answer to that was yes! Navasota is a lovely old Texas town.The downtown is made up of beautiful historic buildings and lots of antique shops. I think I will go back the next time my MIL is down, she is my junkin' buddy and we can spend the day there hitting the shops!
I ended up with 8oz of artisan dyed superfine merino in this lovely gold,it reminds me of Autumn leaves!
Texan and I cause each other to have a lot of UFO's. That is crafter talk for unfinished objects! We inspire each other to constantly start new stuff! It is fun though, to have a buddy to do things with! We have been planning a new quilt project ,even though neither of us have finished our last project we started! This one is the cathedral windows quilt! I always have half a dozen thing going at once. I think it is a type of crafter's ADHD! I do eventually get them done. Something usually has to give though and that something is house work. I mean really,does it really matter that much if there are life sized balls of dog hair wafting around in the corners! If I keep the lights low any visitors will just assume it is another dog right? Another thing me and Texan have decided to do is make some of our own clothes! She has already got started on some super cute tops! It must be a 40's thing....I do not like a lot of the new styles and I am so never going to be ready for the "old lady" look! So I will just start making my own funky and to my own taste clothes!
Coming home through Huntsville,they have a quilt shop there in the downtown area that carries some of that wonderful vintage fabric from the 30's and 40's. I am soooo in love with that stuff and every time I go through there I have to stop and get a cut of one of them. I got this one this time.