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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

And the week goes on...

Weather is closing in tonight, it was even cold in the workshop this afternoon. There's the rumor of snow in Denver before Halloween. I feel for the little trick or treaters who will have to wear coats over their costumes again this year. I always hated that when I was a kid growing up in New York. We got a late start this morning, though it still was earlier than our recent usual. We spent an hour at the thrift store, and I found a number of items to add to the costume collection. That happens... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Sunday morning

It was near freezing last night, as it's been several nights over the past week, and it shows in the trees: The big maple has gone golden, and trees are losing their leaves at a sneeze or a car honking. (Same thing, now I think of it--sneezing and honking.) I have a mail-in ballot beside me here. Part of it is about the local school district board of directors. Before I fill in my four choices out of the 10 on offer, I will be consulting with the several teachers I know in the district. They... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

A note before heading home...

Finishing up another day at the workshop, adding a few more items to HookeryPokery, and making adjustments to my profile information. I need to get into the Pokery part of it, and make some needle-felted projects. Looking forward to getting home and making something for late-lunch involving some of the leftovers from the barbecue last night. I thawed a variety of fish that didn't get used, and now needs to get cooked and eaten. But at the moment, my mind is on the chicken thighs that did get... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

A Good Day

Today has been satisfying. Besides lovely fall weather, today was the day I took my grandson Vale out for a birthday lunch. We went to the Chinese buffet. It was funny how his face lit up at the suggestion, as he's a guy who likes to eat. Then I got a takeout box for Charlie, with his favorite chicken sticks. you fill the box and they charge by the pound--a very good deal! Back at the workshop Charlie started work on a couple of new boffer commissions, and I added a few more listings on... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Wednesday already?

The sun is bright this morning, lighting up red and yellow and green 'lanterns' of wisteria and maple leaves. The great old maple next door that fills the view at the end of the deck is more and more yellow. The last several nights have been only into the 40s, and today we expect a lovely 72 F. The workshop day on Sunday was great! There were a number of Charlie's fellow juggerers there to make boffers for the team. A couple of kids came along with their dad, and they were the sort of kids that... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Busy times!

Between workshop work and a long weekend visit from my high school buddy, and the frustrating attempts to get my listings going on Michael's MakerPlace, and general ennui between busy-ness, not much has happened in the way of writing here. I have a lot of catching up to do with reading, too! Yesterday's eclipse event was 80% of the annular total eclipse here in this part of Colorado. Many, many photos posted on Facebook are of the crescent-shaped leaf shadows, not of the moon and sun. I didn't... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 6, 2023

We've got cold!

Not me, just the weather: forecast says we won't see 60F today, and overnight will have 30s! This means the leaves will begin to turn in earnest, not just the sumac. My ocean of green off the end of the deck will go brilliant yellow, and there will be fiery colors all around town! If we don't make the road-trip to the high places soon, we'll miss out on the best colors. Meanwhile, I just turned on the heat. I like to keep it in the mid-60s here, and dress warm enough to not need it higher. One... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Aftermaths and Birthdays

The sun is bright, the air is cool, and summer is clearly behind us. It has been ups and downs these past few days. I'm still getting over the aches and pains of the Getting Ready. Yesterday I was just plain sleepy until having a cup of coffee in the afternoon. The open-house at the Fire-Thieves workshop was good in that some or the people who responded to the announcement Charlie posted in Facebook were new acquaintances. They were pleased to see what the workshop offers including space they... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Day Before The Day

Here it is, Saturday, the day before the Big Event: The Fire Thieves Studio Workshop/Gallery Open House! Mostly the workshop is looking great! Things are organized and clutter is cleared, and mostly it's ready to be seen. Last thing will be sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming, but before all that, I have a number of wedding-gown petticoats to price and tag, and then pack into those vacuum bags that when all the air is sucked out of them make a nice compact flat storage container. Otherwise, those... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 25, 2023

The new week begins...

After some good nights' sleeps, and the weather settling down to nighttime 40s, daytime 70s, and mostly clear and dry, I'm feeling pretty good this week. I appreciate very much all your good wishes while I've been dealing with this bug--Just glad it didn't get me until now! After mostly sitting out Sunday, we headed down to the workshop today and got quite a lot done. While Charlie made some pre-ordered boffers, I reorganized the yarn goods, put away a bunch of the costuming that had not quite... Sign in to see full entry.

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