Sunday, November 8, 2015

Going 'Dark'

Well, we are off tomorrow - two craft fairs, back to back with a two day drive in between - through the mountains - to get from one to the other.  Then home for two days and off again to teach at Grand Forks.  Another 1.5 day drive there and back.  Not sure how much time or energy I will have to post from the road.

The house and studio will be left in the capable hands of a new weaver who gets to play in my studio while we are gone.  :)  She came today to beam her cushion warp (based on Janet Dawson's Craftsy class).  There wasn't time for her to do more than that but I'm confident she can do the rest on her own.  She also got to use the warping valet, which I think she is liking a lot.

It has been very mild here so far with no idea of what we will come home to - it is November, after all!  I just hope we have good driving conditions.  It's about 450 miles to Vancouver, 660 miles from Vancouver to Calgary, then about 480 miles from Calgary home again.  Most of it through mountains, or high elevations.

It is the traveling that is the least attractive part of doing this - or at least the traveling in November part - because you just never know what the weather is going to toss at you.  The older I get, the less inclined I am to do all this road tripping during the winter.

We are almost ready to leave.  Just a few more things to deal with - packing, cleaning - and the alarm will go off at 6:30 am.  We will be leaving before the crack of dawn!

Currently reading Jim Butcher's latest The Aeronaut's Windlass - volume one of the Cinder Spires series.,


Louisa said...

Drive carefully you guys! Hope to see you at Circle Craft on Friday. Already have our tickets!

PS Love Jim Butcher's books.

RuTemple said...

May the roads be sweet & easy, and all events & connections be delightful!
Am greatly enjoying Ann Leckie's Ancilliary trilogy, complete with side/background intricate details braided through, including an appreciation for tea, songs, and what social justice might look like among AIs growing independent. It all goes around…

reclaimed dining table said...

I hope you enjoyed your trip! Always take care of yourselves. Best wishes!

Sandra Rude said...

Safe travels! I hope the weather keeps mild so you don't have to worry about snowy roads. And I hope the shows go well!