Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Those Mischievous Memes

I was a little dubious when I got a message stating that I was sent a “meme” and had been tagged. First of all, I wasn’t entirely sure what a meme tag was and secondly, I read a lot of science fiction and sometimes memes can be mischievous. I did a little research before responding. I will admit to treating it a bit like a bomb squad with an unknown package! The wonderful part is that it is not harmful and I found a delightful new-to-me website and blog to read. Thanks Shannon!
So what was I to do now that I have been “tagged?” I was to go to the sixth folder and the share the sixth picture in my files. The picture above is the sixth picture in the sixth folder. My folder was the album that contains pictures I take, usually from nature, that inspire me in whatever way. This mushroom blossomed on one of our trees on our property. I was enchanted with the delicate structure and color of it. I took several pictures. I have no idea exactly what kind of mushroom it is, some kind of shelf mushroom perhaps. I will have to see if I can find out.
As I mentioned in the last post, my Jane loom is due to be delivered today but we are buried under 20 inches of snow down a long country gravel road. We had to dig our way out today to get to the store and it was challenging even with a four wheel drive vehicle. With all the airport closures and snowy, icy roads I am not exactly holding my breath for a delivery today.
In the meantime, I think I will have another cup of tea. Check out Shannon’s website at Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio and be sure to click on her blog.
I hope to post exciting news next time! -Renee

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowed In!

Oh my, so much of the continental U.S. is being hit with winter weather. We have been pretty much snowed in for a week. At the moment it is snowing again and we have about 2 feet. It is a bit unusual for our area to have so much snow for so long. Usually it goes away within a day or two.
It isn't hard to keep busy in the meantime. I have been dismantling my 60" wide AVL loom. It is a bit bittersweet to take it down. At this time I don't know when and where it will be reassembled. I am not completely bereft. My new Jane loom is due to arrive on Tuesday! I am excited about that and a little anxious. I am not sure how the delivery truck will make it through two feet of snow a mile back on a gravel road. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will work out. So far the weather hasn't been too promising.
We are fortunate, we haven't lost power and we have plenty of food and things to amuse us. Our house is heated by wood so we are nice and cozy warm, even when the thermometer reads zero degrees and there is a wind chill.
I will be posting with pictures when the Jane loom arrives. Can't wait to try it out! -Renee