Today is July 4, America's birthday. Happy birthday to our country. I love the vintage postcard image from Vintage Holiday Crafts of the bears celebrating.
It's been a busy summer so far. June was Grey Wolf month. We were blessed with beautiful cool weather during Week 2. Nine patrols of eight participants came in on a Sunday and graduated on Saturday. The rain showed up of catapult effectiveness day and despite the dreary weather, everyone had a good time.
|The staff and participants heading back to camp from a day of activities.|
|Comfy shoes--check, scout uniform--check, water bottle--check!|
|A beautiful view from the porch at Swanson Lodge of the sunset.|
|The fifth stage of team development is laundry.|
I have been combing the fleece I got from Andrea of Black Cat Farmstead. Ben the sheep's fleece is a nice natural black color. The bobbin is almost full since the photo was taken of the spinning progress. When I arrived home from camp, I was able to finish the Einstein Hat test knit of Deb's pattern.
Weaving continues on the studio loom at AFW and I warped the Cricket with some yarn I was given by a friend. The weft was a nice surprise that was left on my bench when I returned to the studio. Fun colors in the fabric that will be turned into accessories.
|Spinning from combed wool is a breeze!|
|The Einstein Hat test knit.|
|The crazy sock yarn is a great colorway for the warp and the reddish coral is perfect for the weft. Both yarns are woo/silk blends.|
Seeing Mexican Hats during my morning walk was a nice surprise, as they are the same flowers I've seen in New Mexico on the hiking trail. They are common in New Mexico, and a bit rare in Minnesota according to a range map of national distribution. Philmont is calling me back to HOmE (Heaven On Earth).