I have a happy dance. A friend once told me that it looks like I’m marching in the spot. Not like a soldier march, but like a happy floozy march I think. I did my happy dance today. My neighbour even spotted it as a happy dance and called me out on it. I just kept dancing.
See, I finished my neighbour’s sweater this week. It’s not actually really a sweater, but a coat. A goat-milking coat. A farm coat. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Her husband called it druid-like, and she just might be a druid in training. I made her a sweater, and she made us a quilt. I did a lot of happy dances while I was making her goat-milking coat, thinking about friendly neighbours and the economy of trades, but nothing like the one I did today when I saw our quilt.
Jer started tapping our maple trees this week. We’re evaporating with electricity this year – the fire last year was SO much work, with the wood and the constant supervision and such. I’ll miss the smoky taste in our syrup, but it makes a lot of sense. We still have about 1 L of syrup left from last year, so there may be lots of french toast in our near future.
One of our other neighbours gave me a four-harness table loom a couple of weeks ago, and it’s almost exactly like my other table loom, but about 6 inches wider, which means I have way more options in what I want to make. That said, I do NOT need 2 4-harness table looms, so I’m going to give away my other loom, and in order to give it away, I need to finish the weaving that’s been on it for over a year, but that was stuck in a stupid spot. I spent about an hour last weekend un-stupidifying it, and I’m LOVING the product now.
Tomorrow I get to spend a day training with Free the Children, an NGO that works in empowering youth to create change. They put on WE day, and because I teach leadership at our school I get to take part in the training tomorrow. I’m super excited. Then on Friday, my leadership group is putting on a school-wide talent show to fund raise for Habitat for Humanity. Busy week, but it’s an exciting time at school.