Life on Silverhill

Friday, March 24, 2006

Back to Life!

I suppose I can't complain that no one reads my blog if I only post once a month, can I? It just seems that I never have anything to say! (At least, nothing that anyone would care about!) But then I realized that I do have something to share! A new spindle has entered my life!



Isn't she pretty? She is a Hatchtown Long Lady She spins a mighty fine very fine thread! She is an inheritance from a very cool lady and a good fiber buddy. I am sure that Karen's spirit is helping me spin so nicely on that spindle!

I also received some dyed silk caps, a gorgeous green/peach dyed mohair roving, a good sized portion of a beautiful Tintagel Farm wool/mohair blend, and a set of huge wool combs with very sharp teeth! We'll see if I ever get brave (stupid) enough to play with those puppies! I'd post a picture of all of it, except the Mad Packer scurried off with everything (except the spindle) before I even had a chance to let it all sink in. He says I can look forward to unpacking it in Washington. Quite true.

Speaking of Washington, we are a little closer to being able to escape the east coast! The planning board in NJ has approved our subdivision, and the planning board attorney approved our deed wording - but now he thinks it also needs to be approved by the town attorney. One step forward, one step back. We also have to get the blessing of the town engineer. Hopefully they won't then decide that the governor has to see it!

In the meantime, we are jumping through hoops to secure a continuing certificate of occupancy for the new owners. The chimney was inspected today, and the furnaces will be certified on Monday. Then, once we hang the mandated huge, bright red fire extinguisher on the family room wall (don't ask, but I will tell you that the law was created by a fifth grader!) we will be ready to call in the town inspector. Heaven help us!

Sadly, it looks like I will miss the Whidbey Weavers' Spinning Weekend on April 1st and 2nd. This year's teacher is Judith Mackenzie McCuin! It's a two day spinning seminar for $20 with an amazing mentor, and I won't be there! BUMMER!

But, to end on a happy note, Spring is here, the crocus bulbs are blooming, and the birds are chirping and hopping around all over the place! Time to crawl out from our winter refuges and enjoy the renewal of life once again!