Archive for June, 2006

More dumpster carpentry

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

This chair was on the curb down the street on garbage night. A couple of weeks ago we bought a chair with a broken cane seat for $1 at a yard sale in Maine. I didn’t like the chair all that much, but it looked like something I could learn caning on. I like this […]

MFF Acquisitions

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

This couldn’t pose as a part-time knitblog without pictures of what I got at the Maine Fiber Frolic, could it? Here goes. A kit to make felted juggling balls, from One Lupine Fiber Arts of Orono, ME. I told Jodi I was a card-carrying member of the International Juggler’s Association, but I couldn’t find the […]

Koleinu Concert

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Koleinu gave its year-end concert last Thursday night at Temple Isaiah in Lexington. Here’s a picture from the dress rehearsal — That’s Carol, our director, on the left in the green sweater. We were accompanied by piano on most of the pieces, and harp, cello, and violin on three pieces in the middle. The ark, […]

Apple Trees

Monday, June 12th, 2006

The apple blossoms are gone and the fruits have just started to form. The little apples are perhaps half an inch in diameter. The amazing thing is that even at that size they look like themselves. That is, you can tell from the shape which tree is the Delicious. Arlene phoned some garden centers to […]

Maine Llama Drill Team

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

We traveled about sixty miles farther in Maine than usual, past Augusta to Windsor and the Maine Fiber Frolic. I’ll start with my best lamb picture: It was a cool (not to say chilly) drizzly day. We parked amidst lots of other Subarus — ideal cars for this sort of parking lot — We were […]

Overnight on Cape Cod

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Arlene’s old college suitemate Jeannette and her husband invited us and Judy, another of the suitemates, to spend the weekend at the cottage they were renting in Brewster on Cape Cod. We had been there the same way just about a year ago, on a chilly late May or early June weekend. The weather was […]

Pocket scan

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Just because it was handy, I scanned the old hip pocket that I replaced last night. Would you want to accept a credit card from a wallet that got pulled out of this pocket? I’d hesitate. Oh, continuing on the mending theme, I sewed up an unraveling seam in the sweater Charley brought back from […]


Friday, June 2nd, 2006

For a change, I didn’t have anything I had to do yesterday evening. What I did have was two pairs of well-worn Gap Easy Fit blue jeans. Both had holes in the knees. The one with only one hole in a knee, and no paint splatters, had a big hole in a pocket, suitable for […]

Risers – check.

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

At the Koleinu rehearsal Wednesday evening (normally they’re Thursday, but Thursday evening was the start of Shavuot, so Hebrew College was closed. Because we have a concert in just over a week, we had to have a rehearsal, so it was a day early) Carol asked me if I could meet her at the concert […]