Sunday, April 30, 2017

My World Is Full Of Color

It is getting warmer. The mornings and nights are still on the cool side but the fire two nights ago was quite possibly the last of the leftovers from the winter of '17. The late afternoon temperatures are dancing with the high 70's and by weeks end the low to mid 80's. So with that said the bodacious wild flower display we have enjoyed in the last four to six weeks will end.  Before they go here you are.


I will miss the delight of seeing the new blooms on my early morning walks in the back 21 with the Pyrenees Sherman and Yarrow. We have had a multi colored floral carpet under foot for so long it is hard to imagine that in short order this will all be gone and the native grasses turning brown for lack of rain and potential high 90 to 100 plus degree weather. 

But when one is a lover of color it dots our lives in more ways then natures offerings in the environment.  

This is my lovely offerings from Weaving Southwest  
check them out and look for the Churro club . The skeins above are from several months of offerings for Churro Club members.

Look what Miss. Janet at the Armstrong Holiday Ranch deposited on the bed of my truck for our viewing pleasure. The rug to the left is out of cotton warp and flannel sheets stripped down and woven for a nice kitchen or bedroom rug. The one on the right is of multi colored blues in a baby soft chenille to park your wet tootsies on when a bit wet and fresh from tub or shower. Both are part of a graduation gift for a beloved grandson who is moving from home to start life on his own after the graduation in June.

But look there is more! Lori on the left (weaver of this piece) and Carol (the Vanna White of The Shed) are showing off Lori's piece woven on a two shaft loom that was gifted to her from a family she has known for years. The matriarch of the family was a weaver and the loom was hand made for her by her husband. Both of these homesteading originals from the 1960's have passed but the family children wanted Lori to have their Mama's loom. Sweet!

Miss. Janet hiding er acting as a human wall tapestry hanger with Lori's other piece on her new to her two shaft loom. By the way all the yarns in both of Lori's pieces are out of a super stash find at the local Discovery Thrift store which is run by the American Cancer Society.

Lori gets a closer look at the fantastic rug that we saw earlier on the bed of my truck.

What would a post from the farm be without a dose of cuteness? Little Trouble's kids are growing fast. But they are still cute as a bugs ear and entertainment center on the hoof.

Wilhelmina on the left and Waylon on the right. So yup so guessed it we have Waylon and Willie in the barn! And yes that is Mama on the right center photo bombing silly LaMancha ;-)



At April 30, 2017 at 5:56 PM , Blogger Leigh said...

Color and cuteness in one great blog post! I think you've about covered all my favorite topics. :)

At April 30, 2017 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Delighted to have been of service!
Looking forward to the solar oven presentation at your blog Leigh!

At May 1, 2017 at 6:07 AM , Blogger Mama Pea said...

Loved seeing all your blooms, handmade lovelies and, of course, the cute babies in the barn. And those hanks of yarn! Makes my fingers tingle just to see the gorgeous colors. Although I am a dedicated quilter, my first love (for about 55 years now -- yikes!) was knitting and I find myself needing to hold those needles a bit right now. (Sometimes I actually move them and knit!)

At May 1, 2017 at 6:39 AM , Blogger Rain said...

I love the photo bomb, took me a minute because all I could focus on was the rooster, but I'm still giggling...those wildflowers are gorgeous. I love them, we have them all over the yard, but they haven't peeped out of the ground yet. Once they're all bloomed, it's beautifully colourful out there! Those rugs are a work of art, what a great talent! :)

At May 6, 2017 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Thanks Mama Pea I bet you are a cracker jack knitter! Apparently you have been quilting since in the womb. 55 years is a hallmark for a craft. I have played with everything from sewing clothing to quilts, cross stitch and now fiber. So much still to do so little time :-)

At May 6, 2017 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

I know it is difficult to take your eyes off Paul Newman isn't it? I missed fiber night last week but hope to see more of what the ladies have accomplished this week.


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