Archive for June, 2008

To Pocatello – June 08

Monday, June 30th, 2008

To get to my mom’s house a few weeks ago, we got up ridiculously early, I mean I set the alarm for 4 AM. There is a nonstop flight from Boston to Salt Lake City, but another route with a layover in Phoenix was several hundred dollars less expensive (at least for two round trips) […]

Eastern Idaho road trip summary

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Sometimes when we visit my mom we like to take an overnight trip away from Pocatello. This time we went on a long day trip with her. We headed north on I-15 through Idaho Falls. There’s a highway rest stop along the way at a lava flow called Hell’s Half Acre. It’s a lot more […]

Idaho report

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

We’ve been visiting my mom in Idaho for a few days. Charley was here last week. He took off for a drive around all the national parks in Utah and posted lots of gorgeous photos (I’d say many are of calendar or postcard or at least screen saver quality) on his blog, so check there […]

Stop in Gardiner ME

Friday, June 13th, 2008

On our way home from the FIber Frolic Arlene spotted a sign for a Reny’s store. We’ve been in the Reny’s in Bridgton many times, but never in any other of their stores, so she was curious to see another. We turned left, and there was downtown Gardiner, with a beautiful main street of brick […]

Woodturning update

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I’ve decided that I can call almost any small wood turning a weed pot, so long as I drill a hole down from the end I want to be the top. That means this one counts. It’s made from the piece of wood that’s standing up in the picture of the previous weed pot. This […]

More fruit trees

Friday, June 13th, 2008

… or shrubs. The mail order nursery I got my pear trees from had an end-of-season sale flyer. I was still willing to dig a few more holes after I put in the walnut trees. They were out of the dwarf cherry trees by the time I called, but I got two beach plum plants. […]

Quote re crafts in general

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I ran into a quote I liked on the Woodworker’s Journal eZine (that will take you to whatever issue is current when you click). Dave Schweitzer, the guy they were interviewing as woodworker profile of the month, had worked as a welder before he started doing woodturning. He said, “I had good hand/eye coordination and […]

Yard sale east of Augusta

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

On the way to the Fiber Frolic we stopped at a yard sale at a VFW or American Legion hall. I got a couple of actually useful tools and a box of old cut nails, the kind with square shanks, but rounded heads, too bad. I was blown away by the abundance of used saws […]

Fiber Frolic 08

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

We went to the Maine Fiber Frolic last weekend. We had skipped it last year, but I wanted to go again. Two years ago it was a cold day, I think even drizzly. This year was warmer and overcast with a prediction of clearing. There were many more people than last time. This time I […]