Our community Thanksgiving service was Sunday evening at the Catholic church. Such a lovely service, lots of music and scripture reading. Below are more decorations from that sanctuary.
I've been negligent in my autumn journal. Here's a new page. I attempted some lettering in the style of Susan Branch and discovered how very HARD it is. She must have endless patience and amazing skill, not to mention years of practice.
And this page below is just a silliness I put in my journal. The ink ran a little; it's hard to read.
I distressed the page to make it look old and tattered, as if from some ancient traveler. It says:
"I swear it is true. I boarded the train, began to read
this strange book that lay on the seat beside me, fell into sleep,
and woke in a place and time foreign to me.
The only object that transported with me is the book."
I showed you the lovely, deep red coverlet and pillow shams I bought at the thrift store. Suddenly, the lamp in that bedroom no longer seemed to suit (on the left).
I covered the shade with some fabric samples I've had for a coon's age. Now I think I need to paint the base, yes?
On Sunday afternoon Adam and I visited a friend nearby who hatches chicks and loves to swap things. A lady wanted chicks from her and offered some raw alpaca fleece. My friend had no need for alpaca, but she likes my soap ... so we had a giant 3-way swap, and in the end, I received 3 bags of fleece -- two bags of white and one bag of gorgeous dark brown.
I long to learn to spin, but I don't have money for a spinning wheel. Spinning can be a pricey hobby. I don't want to buy cards either, but I have two nit combs, the kind you use to remove lice from a child's head. I've been combing small amounts of fleece with them while watching T.V. It's so relaxing!
|raw alpace fleece|
Here's a nice ball of alpaca fluff!
Here's a youtube video of a beginner like me, who found cheaper ways to process your fleece.
Last night Philip, Kara, and Julia arrived for Thanksgiving, so we're busy and cooking and playing with dogs and all manner of family things right now, so I'll sign off, wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are spending it, and with whomever you are eating. May you benefit from a thankful heart and contentment in what God has given you!