In three short weeks we've gone to this weather,
to this weather. Some of the leaves are bright red and the rest will soon follow. It's time to exchange the summer clothes in my closet for the winter ones. My summer closet is quite small since the season is at the most four months.
It's getting dark earlier. I still haven't gotten used to how long the long days are, and how short the short days are. The other night we were quietly reading when Ian asked me what the date was. Is it the 6th? So I checked my watch and sure enough, it was the 6th. Happy anniversary, he said! Oh shoot, I forgot again! We got married in Reno on Balloon Race weekend when a lot of family was in town. It was quite spontaneous and it's taken me years to remember the actual date and apparently I have a ways to go on that front. It's been a very full and rich 22 years.
Taking Delaney to my studio after her 9:00 bottle is still working like a charm.
It's not just weaving that puts her to sleep. The whirling action of the warping reel seems to be just as effective.
She took a second nap that day and I was able to get the warp on the loom but not beamed. It's on now and I'm already weaving on it. So much of my equipment has come from the sales of towels, including my warping reel and electric bobbin winder. This year I'd like to buy a raddle and lease sticks that aren't made by me. The nails on the ruler-now-raddle are absolutely annoying. I think I'll buy a third Schacht end-feed shuttle too and give Crackle Weave another try.
I asked Julia if the pink sweater I knitted for Delaney's baby shower in March fitted her yet and she sent me this picture the next day. Almost!!
I finished this sweater in Appalachian Cotton after having it on needles for four months. It's still too large but it will fit her soon. She'll be six months old on October 3rd
We had friends for an overnight visit last week and John, a photographer, took several shots of Delaney. This one is my favorite.
And here's where I torture you with baby pictures - those sweet hands!!
I managed this shot in my lap. She slept there for an hour and I didn't want to risk waking her up to move her. Good thing I can read a Kindle with one hand because that's exactly what I did. I just finished reading Here We Are by Aarti Shanini, an NPR news corespondent - excellent!! I highly recommend it, an inside look at deportation. It's well written and compelling.