Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Mother of Us All
Ammachi – The Hugging Saint
Mother-of-us-all prays to free usfrom our image of perfectionto which so much suffering clings.
When in the shadowy mind
we imagine ourselves imperfectly,
praying to be freed from gravity
by enlightenment, she refines our prayers.
Putting her arms around us
she bids us rest our head on her shoulder
whispering, Don’t you know
with all your fear and anger
all you are fit for is love.
Friday, September 24, 2010
More than 90 regional fiber vendors from New York and new England will be participating.
Festival Hours are 9am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Demonstrations include sheep shearing, weaving, felting, spinning, Kool-Aid dyeing and Rug Hooking.
Fiber animals including a variety of sheep breeds, alpaca, llama, cashmere goats and angora rabbits will be exhibited by their owners.
The Festival will have musical entertainment, Puddles the Clown doing face painting and balloons, and an assortment of Festival foods.
Admission is $5 for Adults, children under 14 are free. There is lots of free parking. For the safety of the animals, vendors, and festival participants, we ask that you leave your pets at home.
For more information, call (518) 692-2464.
Monday, September 20, 2010
(Always trying to look on the brighter side of life!)
And it just so happened that Lola wanted to be a ballerina!
(Here we see Pollyanna admiring her)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I just wish i could remember what they were! My little Jack Russell Rubie went around the garden and pulled out all the name tags from the plantings right after i planted them.... I do know this tho... They all taste wonderful!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
I've added some of my Mom's super soft, super wonderful baby blankets that she crochets. She is usually busy making these for babies in the family, but now that the family has slowed down a bit in the baby department, she has a few extra to share with the rest of the world!
Mom has been making these blankets since my first baby was born, and i actually still have the 2 blankets she made for my daughters over 30 years ago!
She works with easy care acrylic yarn that can be tossed in the washer and dryer and used again and again. These blankets make great baby shower gifts....
and Happy. All of my knitted bunnies and teddies are made without buttons or small parts that can come loose and cause problems for small children. So they are safe for children of all ages. I have a few orders to fill for the brick and mortar shops i am working with, but will soon be adding more baby hats, scarves, jewelry and more malas and rosaries. Time to start thinking about Christmas!
Friday, September 3, 2010
This year i bought all my tomato plants from the Troy Farmer's market. And because Lola was interested in her own garden, i bought her her own tomato plant
but decided to get her a special plant, different from all the others. So i bought a cherry tomato plant called "Sugar Sweet"
(just because the name reminded me of the little girl who would tend the plant! ;)
And i hope we have many more years to share this love of gardening together...