Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Vacation

Weird snow photo
 This past week, I went to Virginia to visit Mom, so I hope I can be forgiven for not posting.  The drive up was uneventful, so much so that even Bella didn't throw up!  That is always a good sign.
  Many hugs and lots of catching up later, we went to bed.  The next day, Mom and I did what we like best:  find the nearest yarn store.  I got lost a couple of times, and it rained a lot, but we had a good time and spent too much money.
  That night, it snowed about 3-4 inches.  Bella and I still walked around the neighborhood, up to Liz's house, about two blocks away.  Mom and I hung around the house, but I had a promise to fulfill, making dinner for Liz and Deedee, Liz's choice.   Liz chose chili, a perfect dinner for a cold day.  I made red and green, and lots of buttermilk corn bread, and we had a feast.

  The next day, Liz could join us in our wanderings, and better yet, drive so we couldn't get lost.  We went from antique store to antique store, and had a lovely time.  We tried out some big chairs, and pretended to be royalty.  Tut tut!  Cheerio!

 Bella waited patiently at home, where she took over Mom's shag rug.  It must have smelled like home, of cats and cottage, because she kept it pretty much to herself the entire visit.

Bella also got to play with her cousin, Amelia, who lives with Liz.  Amelia is much smaller and faster than Bella, but is shy.  She's just learning to jump through hoops, and I wish I'd gotten a photo of it!
 Mom's new house is lovely.  Liz did most of the renovations, and worked hard to get it right.  The wood floors have all been refinished, and Mom's weaving studio is perfect, don't you think?  It's a sunny, warm room that has a crab apple tree right outside the window.  We got the Harrisville loom ready to go, and she promises to put a warp on it this week.

  I got back home on Sunday, in time to get ready for the Tuesday Weavers' Christmas party.  I made scalloped potatoes, which were fine, but so very beautiful before they were baked, I had to share them with you.
  And now it's back to work!  Have a wonderful, frosty week, and Happy Weaving!


Tuesday Weavers said...

It is so good to see your Mom! Her studio is ready for some serious fiber play! I'm glad you all were able to get out and enjoy the shops despite the winter weather. BTW, your potatoes rocked!!!

Bonnie said...

Your mom's studio looks wonderful. I know she will enjoy it.

Linda said...

J looks terrific and the alien snow is funny!

Tina J said...

Your Mom looks grand! I am so glad she is finally settled into her new home! Looks like you had a wonderful visit, Bella too!