Sunday, November 16, 2008

bring back the apron!!

i was going to try and post last night but my tired bod wouldn't allow it. you see we went on a hike not a particularly strenuous hike but a long one. at least 7 miles. we think it was longer-aching protesting hips say so. we decided to hike to the end of canyon creek trail which follows the north fork of the yuba river. we always seem to turn around before we reach the end. blue was very exciting as he had been sporting(much to his grief and embarrassment) an Elizabethan collar for 7 days and just had it removed on thursday. blue got neutered. when i picked him up he was wearing this! at least he doesn't look as miserable as morton the corgi-click on the collar link. the vet staff informed me i had to keep him quiet for 7 days-no running, jumping, stairs etc. i looked at them in disbelief. "helloooo what did you say? i've got a 5 month queensland heeler here and you are asking me to do what????" keep him quiet. that's a joke!!!!! they could have at least given me some doggie downers to bring home and aid me in this impossible task. so after a week of trying to restrain him-i was exhausted and at my wits end. hence the nice long walk.

what a beautiful day. temps in the 70's and scary but true no rain in sight! when we finally made it too the end of the trail we were excited to have our picnic. yet the place was already inhabited by others..1000's and 1000's perhaps millions! yes, we had to share the space with an orgy of ladybugs. this being their breeding ground. you couldn't walk without stepping on them. you couldn't sit on a rock with squishing them.this picture is just a few square inches-they were everywhere! we tried brushing off rocks to sit on and they would crawl all over you-and get under your clothes....kind of creepy. i don't want to bog down this post with too many photos but maybe i will share more pictures of our walk. liam did some mushroom collecting. here's some of his score as he was classifying them when we got home.
as promised here is a picture of the awesome hand woven bag i bought from bj at our farmstore spin day. see previous post. it holds my spinning wheel oil and my little hook. don't ya just love it!!!
i had started spinning some awesome naturally dyed fiber from tactile at the farmstore. i finished and i love it!!! i can't wait to make something with it-after the damn holidays-i've got way way too many projects going between gifts and stuff to sell at shows. here's my yarn: ooh la la and it's soft too~ i've decided to bring back the apron. i collect old aprons. i have a plethora of them.( i so love that word!) but they stay in a drawer. no one ever sees them. i've decided to let them out. i sported this one today.

yeah-i guess i wanted you to check out my boots too- remember these? flea market 8$ red wing effin boots! here's more of the apron.too sweet for words. i'll try and post a few more pics from the weekend during the week. blue needs another walk!

7 comments:

soxchik said...

Wooly, you are becoming a real fashion icon with your boots, beret and apron. I want to dress like you!!!!!

P.S. Blue can pull off the Elizabethan collar look with more dignity than that corgi.

Turbo: said...

Oh, I so needed some sweetness! And I hear you on the lady bug creepiness. Me no likey.

I wonder if Queen Elizabeth had trouble with her tongue bath back in the day?

Sharon said...

Queenies are so different - they kinda are on the edge of dog - too smart, too interested, too opinionated. How many words do you have to spell in front of Blue?

karen said...

i remember bringing home two cats after their surgeries (one neutered, one spayed) and thinking it would be a trick to keep them calm...yikes with your little blue! oh yes, the ladybugs...one of the bonuses of your locale! great mushroom pics, lovely wonderful yarn, and being an apron wearer (and wear-them-out-er) i appreciated your whole post...thanks wooly

Gwen Buchanan said...

We tend to have very large clusters of ladybugs looking for a good hibernating spots too... only about a month ago... Do yours hide out for a while or do they just get together like this for a fiesta...
Love the spinning.. you are good!!!

and the boots... what a deal...

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

Almost better than old aprons is old apron patterns. I've put together a nice collection of old apron patterns and am gradually making them all up. Learning to wear a big coverall apron whenever I'm working in the kitchen is probably the best habit I've picked up in the last 20 years - my clothes stay so much cleaner - isn't that amazing?

Natalie about Queensland Heeler said...

You really can't expect a 5-month old Queensland Heeler to be quiet. That's the last thing they're gonna do. I have a 2-yr old dog and he is still as playful as he could be up to now.