During the summer when school is out and if you’re not working outside the home the days pretty much melt one into another, especially here in the Deep South. I get to sleep a little later in the summer and go to bed
a little way later than usual. But school has been in session since August 8th which means early mornings and daily drives to and from high school. So. On Saturdays I can sleep late. But don’t count on it. Between the 9th grader who likes to get up before the birds (she’s not mine, must be her daddy’s…) and cook breakfast. And because her daddy who thinks I’m wasting the day by being in bed, I am usually up no later than 7:30. Oh, and let us not forget the cats who jump upon the bed and start making biscuits on your stomach while purring loud enough to register on the Richter Scale. Lately my daughter’s specialty is baking English Scones from scratch and they taste delicious, wonderful, and scrumptious. She makes enough for me to nibble on what’s left all day long. And for an extra special treat, sometimes she puts out the blackberry jam she made from blackberries she picked while on walks up and down the street in July. Again, early morning walks. I am usually still hanging onto my first cup of coffee and talking incoherently. Unless I have something to knit, then I am alert, making sense when I talk and looking forward to that second and third cup of coffee, And woe be to the person who wants me to stop and do something for him out in his bike shop. 😦 So maybe after Saturday morning, I will have something to show you in the way of that raglan sleeved sweater I am almost finished with. Oh, so close. But it has wool in it, blended with cotton and I am not that anxious to wear it when it is 95 degrees outside and when the car sits for two minutes, the thermometer registers 115 degrees F.! It’s Labor Day Week-end; the trees are beginning to turn colors. Let’s cool it off, please. But, back when I was in high school, I got my second-worst sunburn lying out by the pool over Labor Day week-end. The absolute worst sunburn I got came from my sorority’s week-end house-parties in March in Destin, Florida. Not in May or June, but March! Suffice it to say, I don’t tan very well. But burn, that I do very well. Besides knit. And sleep. And snuggle with my cats.
The Art Show was held this week-end in the Mentone Park among the trees. That was a very good thing; as it was hot in the afternoon. I took a few pictures of the vendors.
The Mentone Art Show among the trees.
One of the vendors was Beth Bailey aka The Original Scarf Lady, who takes yarns and strips of fabric and makes necklaces and hair clips. She was generous and gave the Teen-ager one to wear in her hair.
The scarf and hair-clip designer with the Teen-ager. Sorry you cannot see the hair-clip very well.
I’m sorry you can’t really see it on her. I took a picture to show you how nice it looks.
Hand made hair-clip using vintage fabric and yarns.
She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is another picture of Beth wearing one of her scarves.
Beth Bradley wearing one of her scarves made from vintage fabrics and yarns.
I bought a pair of handmade earrings from Pam Nicholson of Napoleon’s Baubles. She may be reached at email@example.com. For the last couple of years I have this thing about wanting to wear handmade earrings. I love them, they are beautiful. I was going back to another vendor to get a pair of earrings made from melted glass which were gorgeous. However.
I never made it back to the art show as it was supposed to last two more days but Tropical Storm Lee interfered with a lot of people’s plans. On Sunday, the power was out from 2:30 p.m. (with the last sheet of macadamia and white chocolate chip cookies left in the oven) until 12:15 a.m. We were very fortunate compared to other people in town. Down the street there are several trees down, two of which fell on the same house. When high winds are combined with saturated ground, you get trees falling over. And my thoughts and prayers are for those who are really suffering from the effects of floods and power outages and tornadoes.
One more thing about Saturdays in the fall: FOOTBALL!!! Southeastern Conference Football!!! In my house the Auburn and Alabama games are evenly supported until THE GAME. Then we watch it from opposite sides of the room. But preferably in separate rooms. Now, having said all this with such emphasis I can not tell you who Auburn is playing this week-end. After all, it is just a game.
My current WIP is the Garterlac Dishcloth. I’ve frogged it twice and in frustration went back to the Ravelry site and a tutorial was offered. Due to the power outage I did not get to work on it any yesterday.
Twice frogged Garterlac washcloth
I still have not seamed the raglan sleeved sweater. After all, there was no power and it is hard to seam dark blue in the semi-darkness.