What else? Well, I’ve been doing some informal weaving lessons. I am helping Takara thread her new ridged heddle loom and get it ready to weave. As she was threading that, I had Katie try weaving (for the first time) on my table runner that is now finished. Sister Candy did some weaving on my newest table runner; first time she’s done four harness and fine cotton. She was a little nervous and a little confused because of the color changes, but did fine.
Katie weaving, Takara threading
Yesterday was my birthday --- sixty-three years old, can you believe it??? Sometimes I feel one hundred, sometimes twenty! Many gifts were given me yesterday.
The first one was that Carla Lynne finally has returned to her blog and wrote me an email, explaining her long absence.
Then we had a Downy Woodpecker come to my suet feeder and spend most of the morning there, so I was able to get a picture (not very good, as it is through the window, but at least a picture to prove I saw him). We had about eight finches at our feeders all morning, as well.
My sweet little Downy Woodpecker
Phone calls from my mother, my brother, my two girls and my two grandgirls!
Norm took me out to lunch yesterday in our favorite little Drive-In.
Tonight, Candy, Wayne, Norm and I went to our favorite steak place for yummy teriyaki steaks. We were celebrating their twenty-sixth anniversary, my birthday and Wayne’s birthday next week. We also got a phone call from Norm’s older brother and sister-in-law and chatted for over an hour to catch up.
I have been reading some neat books that I got from the library. Candy and I FINALLY got there last week, after promising each other we would go for over six months.
I watched “Ladies in Lavender” last night and again tonight – such a wonderfully, gentle love story about two English ladies in England between the two “great” wars.
So that’s been my week – how has yours been? We are going to head to the single digits for temperatures in the next couple of days and be near to January’s normal temperatures. No snow, as of yet, but there still is hope! It was a beautiful day today. You have a beautiful day!