The chimney is down and I consider that to be a great gift from my husband. We are now looking through the next tasks and with the school being closed the week of July 4th, there's no telling where we'll be next week!
I have heard so many references to Peter Collingwood's book on rug weaving that I decided I'd better seek it out. I went to alibris.com and found a woman two hours away that was selling it and the second one Beyond the Basics. She let me have both of them for $100 since I'm a weaver! It's an amazing deal and I am grateful!
My parents took a short trip out of town and we did the dog sitting. They have what seems to mostly be an Australian Red Border Collie. She's quiet beautiful and smart. I've learned I would make a great grandparent. We spoiled her rotten doing things I would never allow a dog of my own to do. We took her for ice cream - the local ice cream place gives away "dog" sundaes = a small scoop of vanilla with a doggie treat. We let her up on the couch and the bed. It was only two days and I don't have to live with the consequences!
Then some weeks ago a great aunt passed away. My parents have been working with a number of others to clean out the house. I have been collecting tea cups and they let me have a number. I'm thrilled with these new additions!