Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day and Misc.

Happy belated Mother's day to everyone who it applies to whether in the literal sense or in the poetical sense. After all, is a mother the one who gave you birth, or any woman who has put you first, and helped you along the way? All I know, it that my mom is the best, hands down, as she has taken care of anyone who has crossed her path, whether for a short time, or forever. Through the years she has touched a lot of lives of kids who needed her, not just the ones she was legally responsible for.

Since our van ended up blowing another tire on Saturday afternoon (long story for another day), we never made it to Shepherd's Harvest, which was probably a good thing for our wallets. Instead I cooked a late brunch for Mom, and we hung out playing games and relaxing with my brother, sister in law, and the kids. It was nice low key day, and I think everyone had fun. I made barley risotto, sweet potato salad, pesto rubbed cod, pasta salad, and caprese salad. A lot of my favorite foods that had happened to be hanging around. Becoming a pescetarian has definitely opened my eyes to using foods and herbs in varying ways. And honestly, with the meal yesterday, I barely touched the fish, I was all about the salads and risotto. The risotto I could have eaten the entire bowl of myself. Good thing it's filling.

During that time, I spun some of the fiber from Shepherd's Harvest, and tonight, I finished up a blue and yellow bobbin I had started pre-fest. I can tell as the weather gets warmer, I want to spin more and more, when I finally move to a warm climate, it will be interesting to see if that holds true. If it does, I may end up drowning in a sea of yarn.

Wool/mohair blend from SH. 140 yards N-plied. Soft, fuzzy and lovely.

A blend of BFL (the blue) and alpaca/silk (yellow) 180 yards 2 ply

I have a lot of the wool/mohair left.. I wonder what it wants to be....
That is gray by the way, not green, weird lighting evidently.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Heather, sorry you didn't make it to SH; and about the blownout tire. Vehicles - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Glad you had a great Mother's Day despite it all. Love the colors in your yarn! Have a great day.