Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Grand Nephew on a Rainy Day

We had a light rain all day here in Casa Grande, AZ. But I spent the day in Scotland with Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. Have you watched Outlander yet? I read the books almost 20 years ago, but recently watched all eight episodes of season one on TV, based on Diana Gabaldon's book. I found the show to be very well done. The problem is, I wanted more! So I reread the first book in the series. And that's what I did all day.

Before the rain started this morning, Bob finished polyurethaning the two cherry stick shuttles he made for me. Aren't they beautiful?
I am so fortunate to have a handy husband who will make me things! My 28" Ashford Knitters Loom came with one long shuttle, which will not be enough if I weave with more than one color and weave full-width on the loom. Also, since I like to use stick shuttles as pattern sticks for textures and patterns, I will need long shuttles for that as well.

My grandson, Alex, called me today. Unfortunately it was by mistake, when he was showing his mom that he knew how to use the phone. I told him he could call me whenever he wants.  He did play his new recorder for me, doing a fine job with "Mary Had a Little Lamb." The school issued each student in his class one for the school year. Alex told me if he learns five songs he gets to keep the recorder for his very own. I have a feeling he'll get to keep it.

I found out today that I have a new grand-nephew, Oliver. Oliver is boy number three for his parents Lori and Brian. We wish them congratulations, love and joy!

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