That was a hoot--and no pictures. Well--it was mostly non-stop talking, either here or visiting the parents. I did take the camera on the last day, but Mom got tired after the pizza and went to take a nap. We thought about taking a group picture around her snoozing form, but some of us want to live awhile longer . . . And I was glad that we didn't have the camera when we met Jeff and Rob for dinner because there was enough teasing that Jeff and I ended up in tearful hysterics (the rest of the table restrained themselves to giggle fits).
Now Mike and Margo are back in Boston--gotta admit it--I miss them.
But here are a few other pictures. The first two are my lab students on tie-dye day (they have to learn about dyeing but might as well have some fun, especially since it's towards the end of the term)
And a finished scarf of mine. This is a strange yarn--75%wool, 25% stainless steel. Yep--a *very* thin steel wire wrapped in wool. Wonky to work with--there is, of course, no stretch to the yarn at all. The final product is fun to play with--if I want it long and thin, I can pull it. If I want it short and fat, I can tug it the other way. If I want a fancy edging, I just pinch it into place. I might have to get some more of this to play with. I couldn't get a clear picture--perhaps because it is so gauzy. The scarf weighs a little under 1/2 ounce.
And this little project was found by a neighbor of Rob and Jeff's--I've had her almost two weeks, but she still earns her name of Hissy Boo (some possums are friendly--others, not so much. But she's cute)
Not all projects are mine. Michael brought me a handspindle that he made. The important part is the fancy bit of carving in the middle--first he had to build the machine to build the machine to do the rosette carving.
But the prize for a work-in-progress goes to the little Carolina wrens who have built a nest on our back porch. The parents are bringing food about every 15 minutes from dawn to dusk to feed those gaping mouths. These little guys are only a couple of days old. Unbelievably, in about two weeks they will fly off.