A measuring tape, and chain saws, those were the tools for the weekend!
Remember when we went branch picking at our friend, Dan's house?? (http://www.josefinafineknits.com/blog/the-adventures-of-picking-branches)
This past weekend I finally got around to finishing them off for the display at Crescent Country.
I was so excited to finally work on the display. Ideas have been swirling around in my head for a while, and this weekend was a build weekend! Early Saturday morning, I drove down to Crescent Country, in Crescent Mills, to measure the wall. It was the first step of the build.
After carefully measuring the wall, and then the branches, my Faithful Sherpa brought out the chainsaw to cut them to size. I would have done it myself, since it is my chainsaw, but I was in a dress and sandals, and I had just done my hair and my makeup, and my nails were still wet and. . .
Actually, I just didn't want to do it. So he stepped in and helped out, as he always does! That's why I love him so!
Of course, I couldn't leave the branches alone. I had to add a little something to them, a little color.
I really, really wanted to get the branches finished Saturday night, so on Sunday morning, I could simply wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee then head down to Crescent Country at 11:00 am.
I was still outside Saturday night at 9:00 pm adding color to the branches, while standing in the front garden, because that's where there was a glimmer of light from the moon. I now have the mosquito bites all over my ankles and arms as a result of working outside at dusk. Silly Silly Girl!
Early Sunday morning, I wandered into my garden with my clippers in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. It's my favorite early morning task, deadheading the plants!
I saw my neighbor, Bernie, across the street wandering in her garden with clippers in her hand, so I walked over to say hi. It's the neighborly thing to do!
Before long, my Faithful Sherpa came over, "Babe, it's 11:00!"
What!!! I wanted to be at Crescent Country by 11:00 am! Darn it! I ran back to the house, and started gathering everything I wanted to bring, ladder, tools, wire, jute, branches, twine, upcoming class flyers, and flowers.
He's so good about helping me!
In fact, Lisa, who owns Crescent Country, asked if she could "borrow" my Faithful Sherpa. "I have some photos to hang," she said. "Can you help?" Everyone has to have a Sherpa in their life! And if you don't have one, well, then you can borrow mine. But only for a moment.
We had several visitors hang out, while I played with yarn. I love playing with yarn! Things start out in one direction, but they never end up where I thought they would! I had this whole display planned out in my head, but it didn't end up how I thought.
But it doesn't matter, I absolutely LOVE how it looks!
Come on down to Crescent Country on Saturday July 8th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm and see how the wall looks, and come take a look at my new blankets!