Monday, July 7, 2014

At Vacation's end and Marshall Re-Visited

For the last day of my vacation we took a day trip to Asheville.  After lunch and a little shopping we headed over to Marshall.  We wanted to see how much it had changed since we lived there in the late 1980s.
Remarkably, the little town had not changed as much as we anticipated.

Reed standing on the porch of our old house.  It was built in 1904.

The views are still stunning.

Luckily, the people who bought the house from us over twenty years ago were home.  They had done quite a bit of landscaping and continue to remodel.

The Island School has been turned into a community center.

There were some craft and produce vendors.

I loved this pick up truck full of teddy bears.

Marshall is such a pretty little town.  The French Broad River runs right through town.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fiber Camp - Day Five and Six

If you have never taken a week off and stayed home, I highly recommend it.  It has been a pleasure to have no schedule and just play.  The Jacob fleece purchased at MDSW is all clean.  I have a lot of  flicking in my future.
You can see it is separated into white, dark, mixed and deep blue.
These are five more eco-dyed scarves.  The brown and bright pinkish purple are from spent day lilies.

This a 100% cotton T-shirt eco-dyed in a bundle with irises, marigolds and onion skins.
Lastly, banana puddin'.  Made old fashion style from the recipe on the Nilla Wafers box.  Susan this is real banana pudding!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day Four at Fiber Camp

Twelve silk scarves being mordanted on the stove top.

The dyed Jacob fleece drying.  This is exactly the blue I wanted.  I love Greener Shades dyes.

I took over the dining room.  One of the vacation goals I have is finish the twenty knitting project bags I started.  What possessed me to make this many I do not know.

I also continued to wash fleece today,  perfect weather for it clear and sunny!