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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lambsy Diveys

 Here is the yarn I bought at Rising Meadow Farm on Sunday. It feels so amazing. There is something about hand spun yarn that just rocks my world.
I got an email yesterday from Wesley's old high school. The principal is leaving and they have asked if I could make a barn for him and personalize it. I am so flattered and touched that they would ask me, but with all the barns I have on the shelves I am truly less than motivated to make another one and this wet weather is killing me. How can I get slabs to stiffen up in this weather?! and my head is one big throbbing sinus project these days. Not to mention my current preoccupation, thinking about sheep, haha! I need some inspiration, I would like to make one for him, he is a great man and definitely influenced Wesley's life.
 We have been munching on fig and honey goat cheese from the goat farm we visited after the sheep farm. This is some really good stuff!
 At the goat farm there was a pottery demo. I didn't know the potter and forgot the name, sorry. Also didn't make any photos of the pottery, not sure how she would have felt about it and she was too busy to ask.
 I did, however, make a picture of the greatest water can ever! Only in Randolph County :)
I walked up to Richard Petty at the Charlotte Motor Speedway years ago when I was there helping Gerry run film. I asked him if we could have our picture made together. He put his arm around me and said, "let's do it".  What a legend........
Alrighty, that's it for the farm photos. It was fun. Back to reality. Got to go shop for a tea tray for Hattie today. Did I say back to reality?! HA! Wesley begins day two of unpacking. My house looks like a bomb went off inside. I wonder what a life with a routine would be like?
I might last a week with one....

13 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

I love that yarn and the scarf you were wearing on Sunday is fabulous! You are a girl of many talents.
Maybe you just need to revamp a barn you have?

Tracey Broome said...

I know, I been thinking about how a barn I have could be personalized..... not happening I'm afraid....
many talents, little focus, haha!

Lori Buff said...

Could you offer to make him a scarf?

The ambiguity of personalizing something often makes me freeze up. I come up with great ideas after the project is complete. It's probably because after it's done I relax and let the motivation come to me.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Lori, I did think of that! I hate having to come up with a personalized theme, much better if someone gives me the found object. They also mentioned adding the school logo, which sort of made me cringe....

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

My only thought is somehow the old school house...maybe the bell outside? Don't know how different it would look from a barn. Then again, it's not my project to do, so I know you'll eventually do something wonderful...if you decide to do it. Lovely yarn...I just knit occasionally.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey B. yeah, that came to my mind too, I just don't think I want to get that literal....who knows....

Drucilla Pettibone said...

i love going to rising meadow on their shearing days!! what a gorgeous yarn - that color makes me a little weak in the knees myself! i'll be coming home next week and have our six little sheepies waiting to be shorn.

Michèle Hastings said...

I agree with you about the school logo... it would just be so wrong on one of your barns!
and that yarn... makes me wish I could pick it up and rub it on my cheek.

oldgreymare said...

Some day there won't be an explosion of clothes and items from your dear girl scattered around the house.
Wallow in the mess and glory of it now, in fact photograph it..... for the sad day will come..I know first hand..when it no longer happens. <3

Dennis Allen said...

A Richard Petty water bucket makes you throw twice as fast. Counterclockwise of course.

Tracey Broome said...

Drucila, I am waiting for the day when I have sheepies to shear! Michele, funny you mentioned the wool, I sat around last night holding it while watching TV, it's so cozy:)
Suzan, I know, I smile every time I walk down the hall, she's home!
Hey Dennis, I throw that way anyhow, but I'm not as fast as a NASCAR driver, ha!

JUDI TAVILL said...

OMG SO JEALOUS!!!! THE YARN... THE CHEESE... THE GOATS... ITALY for me.. arriving Saturday.... I will look for all THREE!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

fig & honey goat cheese? yes, please! That yarn is gorgeous.