Pat and I have been on the go recently. I went to Kentucky to visit family, Pat went to Albuquerque to bike ride with friends. Duffy stayed home. My visit to Kentucky started with a road trip to Bowling Green, KY, specifically Western Kentucky University to watch my youngest niece, Kaylee, graduate.The rest of the time was catching up with sisters and Mom.I did find a special place in Lebanon, KY. Oh, yeah!
Two weeks later, Pat loaded up his bikes and headed to Albuquerque to ride the La Ruta del Rancho Rendejo 2018 with Patrick O’, Khalil S. and Herb C., internet blog buddies from Mad Dog Media. It was a 33 mile out-and-back ride on the Paseo del Bosque, no mishaps and from the grins on the faces, a pretty good time.So everyone is back home and Duffy is happy.See you later at My Yellow Swing.
It’s been a strange springtime. The weather in Southern Arizona has kept me guessing on how to dress each morning. I start out in jeans and long sleeves and by noon, it’s still jeans, but short sleeves. This morning, I pulled on my shorts and it finally felt good.
So, what has been happening at My Yellow Swing? I set up my antique pin loom with some scrap yarn. I am pleased with the final product. It will make nice placemats or small throw pillows. Thanks, Kay.
I’ve spun the Churro fleece from a local ranch. I will be using it in a tapestry weaving.I knitted a neck scarf from some leftover sock yarn.And I tried some art yarn in a couple of small weavings on my Hokett loom. I just love that little loom.I will close now with an absolutely beautiful sunrise from last week.See ya
Sandy O’ at My Yellow Swing
This is a super short post to show my recent spinning session. I bought 4 ounces of Churro wool at our local farmer’s market. I used the drum carder to blend in the light and dark colors of the wool. Here is the finished double plyed yarn. I am thinking that this would make a good plain weave fabric to become a tailored vest. My friends cannot believe that I could cut up my hand woven fabric instead of leaving it whole as a shawl.Duffy’s not so sure either.
We shall see.
Sandy at My Yellow Swing
As it gets closer to Christmas, time seems to speed up. I mailed off all my packages to my family the first week of December, Pat and I put up our minimalist decorations and I have attended almost all of the Christmas parties and potlucks. Now it’s time to relax, enjoy the warm (?????) Arizona weather and wait for Santa. I might be on the “Naughty” list, Pat is definitely on the “Nice” list (he still does all the shopping, cooking AND cleaning at our house) and Duffy has high hopes up for a BIG bag of treats. We shall see………
So, my gift to you is a sunrise in Kentucky. May your days be bright.Merry Christmas from Sandy, Pat and Duffy at My Yellow Swing
I have been around many different animals in my lifetime. My parents had dairy and beef cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats on the farm, and I learned to care for all of them. However, cats were NEVER my favorites; my apologies to cats and cat lovers everywhere. The one animal I didn’t have much experience with was the horse. That said, Pat and I were invited to a “Cowboy Evening” at the ranch of Duffy’s groomer, Debbie. It started with Debbie harnessing her horses for an old fashion wagon ride. And I’m not talking about just any old horses, Debbie has CLYDESDALE draught horses! BIG show quality beauties named Tory and Jewel. I got real close to Jewel.Pat also made friends with Jewel. These horses weight 2,000 pounds each and were super gentle.Debbie, and her husband John, had them ready for a wagon ride.Soon we were ready to go.Yes, it was a little chilly, but the wagon ride was worth it!Afterwards, we were treated to a great dinner and then live music and singing around a campfire. It was a wonderful evening!
Sandy at My Yellow Swing