So many things to report this month. Starting with last month when I met this foal named Lucy at a friend’s farm.
The next day I travelled to Orcas for the Textile Guild Meeting with a number of my textile guild friends. Here’s a pix of Jason and me waiting for the ferry to return home. There’s a nice cider bar conveniently located near the landing.
In early May, the weather was exceptionally nice and we got a lot done. I made a wattle fence for my roses to lean on. And we made some more baby steps with the cottage remodel. I also made willow tomato cages for my twelve tomato plants. We bought a second water storage tank because water will continue to be an issue in the future
My birthday weekend was full of fun. I had some friends over for a collage making party to envision the upcoming year. And the next day went to Lopez for the Lamb, Goat, and Wool Festival which was very fun. I demonstrated my “sprang” project and took pictures of all the textile guild members for this year’s photo-journal. Had time to drive around a see some of Lopez including Spencer Spit
And yet another trip off-island the following weekend to the NW Quilt and Fiber Museum for a reception of our guild’s three-month exhibit. I have three pieces there: my picnic basket ala Jo Campbell-Amsler’s class last September, my random-weave dog from last summer, and my adaptation of the tempestry project scarf which I finished last month.
This was “spa weekend” with my friend Liz. She joined me at the museum event and we took in a little of LaConner. Sunday, after a weaving study group meeting at my house, we hiked up Mt Grant. The weather was fabulous. Roger gave a talk on biochar at the co-op. And the next day (in the rain) we finally got our spa experience in Anacortes. Lots of trips off-island this month.
The hawthorns and rhodies are particularly vibrant this Spring.
To round out the month, basketry friends Francie and Mary came over to start playing with sticks. Francie is working on a horse (perhaps) and Mary is building a “hurdle” (portable panel usually of wattled withes and stakes) and I am building a sphere. Watch it grow over this summer!
Right now there’s a half dozen quail in the courtyard with daddy quail sitting atop the crabapple tree. We’re going to a musical tonight at the theater and Monday there’s another potluck. Life is good!