First up at YarnFest 2017 - an all-day rigid heddle weaving class with my pal, and fantastic teacher, Deborah Jarchow.
Today was a travel day - Colorado or bust*!
I took a spinning workshop after the Guild meeting on Saturday and the spinning bug bit me hard.
I'd put the spinning wheel away awhile back, planning to take a small break while I learned to quilt.
Yeah. That was in July 2012. That's a loooooong break.
The last thing I spun was 2 bobbins of BME singles (below) that have been sitting around all this time, waiting to be plied.
By Sunday night they were done and dusted. 216 yards of 2-ply Falkland wool ready for a bath. And I might have purchased a subscription to Ply Magazine . . . and five back issues . . . and signed up for an on-line spinning class . . . and bought out the BeeMiceElf Etsy shop . . . Why get back into this halfway? Right??
Pop put this together on Sunday - with "help" from Leanne - and we happily plopped Jac on the seat right after her nap.
Notice Pop's leg in the first photo? He turned loose of Jac, stepped out of the photo, and she promptly fell over, pulling the car on top of herself.
Not a happy camper. After a bit of a cry, we tried again. Success . . . as long as Grandma stayed close by.
Today, while Pop headed to the Apple Store for a class, the girls and I hung out at a nearby for-a-fee playground. Leanne made several friends while sweating her way through all the toys and equipment.
Jac and I hung out in the stroller. It's a hard life when you're a 9 month old.
So Wednesday night we had a local rep come give us a bid on a new furnace/ac unit. . . we planned to think about it, maybe get other bids, make a decision in a week or so . . . .
Yeah, that didn't happened. We signed the papers about 8 that night and at 8 the next morning 5 trucks were out front. By 9, our old furnace was sitting on the front lawn. . .
all the old duct work was out by noon . . .
and by 5 pm, we were done.
New furnace, new air conditioning, all trash removed and the minimal damage (for new vents) repaired.
The boss came by this morning to test the AC on our huge compressor and collect a check from us.
Still can't believe it happened so fast - and so painlessly.
Want to see why we needed a new heating unit?
The oldest ducts (original to the house) had burst seams and were slowly rotting from the inside.
Some weren't even attached anymore - and weren't capped off either. Apparently we've been doing an excellent job of heating the attic.
Definitely not what we wanted.
Now we have all shiny, new everything furnace-related and a very nice warranty. I'm almost looking forward to summer.
Can you tell how much JacJac loves her Sissy?
And the other thing Leanne loves? Working puzzles with Grandma.
You know it's been a good day when you end up with green frosting on your nose.