Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Delicate And Elegant

Sorry for the silence yesterday. On Sunday, I drove to Eugene to spend two days with my friend Sheri and her husband and on Monday morning when I opened up my computer, it would do everything but turn on the screen. All the "good morning" noises were happening in the background behind a field of black. Last night, my husband talked me through taking out the battery and making it work. YEAH




I finished the teal scarf and had Diane arrange it for me and take a picture. I'll be standing in front of the mirror trying to re-create that look. It's soft and pretty. Speaking of which...




... on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there was a sidewalk sale in downtown Ashland... including Websters, the yarn store... that sells soft and pretty yarn... and which I happened to visit... twice... and buy things... like yarn. I don't have the balls here to tell you the content. Above, I got five balls of a denim-ish blue and below...




... there are seven skeins of 100% cotton, hand dyed in Chili. The colors are ever so slightly different so I may need to play with that in terms of achieving something cohesive but it'll work.




AND... they had the same black yarn that I'd ordered earlier so I got eleven more balls for another project since I like black so much. I have one in mind that I'll post a picture asap. It's a poncho but not a kid-like ponch. It's delicate, sophisticated, and elegant.




Yarn shopping happened between my coffee with Anna above and dinner with Susan below. What a gift it is to meet with all these creative women and enjoy such fabulous conversations.




Susan and I are a bit washed out. We had to use the flash because I forget until it was too dark for the soft candelight image.




Elaine picked me up on Saturday and took me back to her house for a tour of her new - gorgeous - cutting table and sewing studio. Having a space of our own where we can spread out and be creative is SO SO SO important. I hope you have a space.




Elaine's husband drove me back to my car in this pretty car... which turned out to be a Jaguar. He did offer to let me drive but I declined to enjoy the ride instead. Such a lovely color.

Today, I'm driving up the coast of Oregon to a B & B in Astoria where I'm staying for two days. I have this image of me meandering along the beach, perhaps painting on some of my canvas scraps with a rock or a stick and throwing a little sand in here and there. Maybe. Or maybe I'll just curl up on the porch and read a book. Either will be good. More later.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - friends

9 comments:

  1. "I don't have the balls here to tell you the content." Myrna this is the first time i've ever seen you use any off-color language! And of course it's completely an unconscious double-entndre.....very sweet :)

    Your trip sounds so wonderful! What a treat to meet so many readers adn like minded souls, thought i'm not at all surprised you have ladies lining up to buy you coffee. What fun for all of you!

    "I hope you have a space. " eh, not really. But i don't let it stop me ;) It would be useful i am sure and more convenient, however sewing on the dining room table (or wherever, as i do a lot of handsewing) lets me know that i really want to do this and i can find a way whatever the circumstances. So i find there are pluses and minuses to both ways of going about it.

    Happy Trails Myrna! steph

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    1. I was going to mention that she seems quite a ballsy gal to me, from my corner of the world! "Great minds think alike," "birds of a feather," etc. etc.

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    2. LOL - nothing delicate and elegant about that slip. Too FUNNY.

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  2. The teal scarf is fabulous. Looks like you used the perfect amount of yarn. I hope the "Diane' styling is easy to replicate, because it makes you look downright joyful.

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    1. Radiant in teal. I'll have to keep that in mind. I had a fabulous time at Diane's studio which must explain the joyful.

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  3. I would easily choose to be chauffeured in that beautiful Jag as well! What a great trip this was ... J

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    1. He offered to let me drive and I would have had I known him better. SUCH a fun car... and trip. Today, I'm off to wander around Astoria with my list of thriftbstores in hand.

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  4. Love that teal scarf and you look great in that color! Great seeing you while you were in Ashland. Sounds like the whole trip is fantastic! Thanks for getting in touch. - Susan

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    1. Thank you. I never used to wear teal but it's showing up more and more in my wardrobe. Thank you so much for dinner and for the walk on Sunday morning. It was great to see you. I'll be back in June. We'll touch bases again then.

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