First for the sedentary activities.
I have finished The Gift by Cecilia Ahern and liked it very much. An easy read that had a message for the stressed and overworked.
I am now starting The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt for my book club. Luckily, we have til September to finish it as we are off for the summer. Quite a long book!
Slow going on the bird/tree binding. Tonight, I am definitely going to put some time into it, so I can finally get it ready for hanging. I did mention last time that I have a new pattern ready to go. Here is a photo of the pattern.
This is part of a challenge we are doing in our rug hooking group. Looking forward to starting this rug. I will post my progress once I get started.
Spent two hours at the Weaving Studio located in our Arts Center building. Working on placemats in a twill pattern. Two down, four to go!
And now onto the more active parts of my week!
Spent some time at the Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve, approximately ten miles north of Albany, NY. A beautiful set of trails, but the mosquitoes were killer size! Got a new bird - a yellow warbler.
This makes three warblers on my life list. So many more to discover.
I also went to the Saratoga National Historical Park (Saratoga Battlefield) to do some outdoor sketching and painting with friends. While I was there I saw a Bobolink, another bird I had never seen before.
A visit to the small town of Galway, got me a lovely shot of a beautiful butterfly.
This stream was right next to the road where the butterfly was sitting. A gorgeous place.
Lastly, here are two shots of clematis blooms from my home garden. I wish that they would bloom all season.
DOWN TO BUSINESS
To those of you who are kind enough to purchase my wool on Ebay, I wanted to let you know that I've moved most of my listings to Etsy. Wool will still be available on Ebay, but their fee structure is making it harder to list there. So please visit my shop on Etsy. Here is the link: