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4.7.17

Happy birthday America!


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.

Grey's strapped in and ready to head home.
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).  

Mexican Hats