8.26.2009

Changing


This past weekend was an enjoyable one, considering the circumstances. Saturday was my mom's memorial and the day could not have been more beautiful. The weather was amazing, especially for August. The guests were plentiful, the music good, the conversation even better, and the love and support that my mom's friends and family members have to give amaze me. I also was able to spend some time with family I never see, and while I'd rather have seen them for different reasons, it was so good to spend time with them.

I also went with my sister, brother, his girlfriend, niece, nephew and aunt to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for their Tomato Fest. It was much like a wine tasting but without the wine and with delicious, plump, and juicy tomatoes. One of the local organic caterers had a booth set up with some caprese salads, peach/tomato/fennel salads, and some other goodies so lunch was fresh and healthy. Afterwards, we spent some time strolling through the gardens and taking pictures (one seen above). My mom would have loved it so the weekend truly was for her. She was dearly missed but felt all around us.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am SO ready for fall to greet me one morning when I step outside to make my way into the office. I'm even ready for my blog to take on a new coat for the season. I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet, but I'm sure it will come to me.

As I was digging through what was left of my fiber supply for a few odds and ends to card together I realized it was embarrassing how low my stash for dyeing/carding/etc has become. I think it's time to order some more wool... well, I think last week was time to do it, but since I overlooked my lack of wool, this week will have to do. It's not so easy as just ordering wool, however. Do I want to continue to dye top/roving? Do I want to stick to batts? Not sure not sure. And yes, I must decide this before buying wool.

Any advice out there? Do both? Stick to batts for now? What to do... what to do?

4 comments:

island sweet said...

it sounds like a wonderful weekend. you will carry your mother with you in all of your new experiences...

Heidi said...

batts are not quite as easy to dye as roving, I guess it would depend if you were making your own batts and what the fiber content was..
Happy wool hunting!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I'm so glad the weekend turned out well for you, yay!!

As for the wool though, I think you should order what you want, and do what feels good at the moment... spinning, dyeing, etc...

A little birdy just told me on my own blog that "I should do it all"... so I'm just passing along the wise words. :D

idyll hands said...

Hah - are you hinting that i should take my own advice? :)

I'm bought wool to make more batts. I'm having a lot of fun with that right now so that's what I'll do. Next time, roving.