Nothing Special…Just Life

Our Thanksgiving was quiet, we like it like that.  But I still miss the big family gathering that my parents host each year.  Speaking of family, here’s another picture of my visit in October.  Twenty one years ago, my sisters, Terry and Kay, started a part-time hand-dipped ice cream business that featured a trailer named LuLu.  They traveled to county fairs and craft shows.  One of their regular stops was to the Forkland Heritage Festival, near Gravel Switch, KY.  They had quite a following of customers.  Many came to the Festival mainly for their ice cream cones.  This year was the last year for LuLu.  Terry said it was time to hand up the ice cream scoop and try something different.  So the family got T-shirts for the occasion (“May the Fork be with you”, get it….. Forkland?) and got one last picture.PP 212 PP 220We had to have our “Wise Monkey” pose.  Too much fun!

I’m trying to get more exercise this fall and winter.  I’m fortunate to have a beautiful walking path along a wash in our neighborhood .  It’s a 4 mile loop from my house.  The cottonwood trees are a wonderful golden color this year. IMG_2284 IMG_2288 IMG_2290 IMG_2291 IMG_2292The white bushes are Desert Broom.  We refer to it as Arizona Snow.

I finished a tapestry sampler this week.  It’s a great way to try different techniques, colors and yarns.  I like it.IMG_2304 IMG_2305 IMG_2306My sister, Kay, loved the bottle sweaters I knitted last month, and had a great idea to make them for hand soap/sanitizer bottles.  Here you go…Plus it qualifies for the ugly Christmas sweater.IMG_2302 I will leave you with the Duffy picture for the day.IMG_0032See ya,

Sandy

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About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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One Response to Nothing Special…Just Life

  1. Beautiful tapestry! I enjoyed your colorful desert broom! Very inspiring. Family, there’s nothing like it! Near and far….

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