I finished my Mod 4 Journey yarn. I think it's colorful, and happy looking. It has many layers, like me. I core spun some violet fiber onto a worsted weight commercial yarn. Then I spun a thick and thin, and core spun that onto a thin commercial core. Then I plied the two together, and plied with a shiny, metallic, sequined yarn.
There is a challenge on FB in the Circle Weaving group, for creating something shiny and holiday-ish with our circle looms. The circle loom is something we receive as part of the Journey course. Here is mine. I took Firestar - a very shiny, sparkly nylon - which I hand dyed, added Angelina and a shiny metallic sequin commercial yarn. I wove on my circle loom, then pulled it off and pulled it into a (sort of) circle. It's supposed to be an ornament. It doesn't show up as shiny in photos as it is in person. But there it is.
On other news, we had a real scare last Friday. Hubby went out to get the mail, and on the walk down the driveway, notice something wasn't quite right.....he saw a haze, then realized, it was smoke. The leaves between our property, and the neighbor's property, were on fire! Somehow, something the neighbor had burned, started a fire. He swears that the only thing he burned, was the Sunday prior. I don't know if it's possible for something to fester that long....
The photos below were of the scene after the firemen arrived. It took them FOREVER to get here - at least 30 minutes. You can sort of see one of the smaller trucks, which carries water, and they were in the back field spraying it down with water. These guys were the brush fire guys.
When people ask me why we don't go on vacation, this is one of the reasons. If we hadn't been here, that fire would have come over to the barn, where the horses are sheltered, and all the hay for winter is stored. The neighbor wasn't home. If we hadn't been here, that fire would have spread, because of the dried leaves all over the ground (you can see them in the photo above) and because the wind was really blowing that day....right in the direction of our home.
I'm grateful that it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I do have to say though, that I freaked out. I was having panic attacks, and I think I was in a bit of shock. I really thought we were going to lose the barn, at least.
The lesson learned is, we will always have fire extinguishers here. We never burn any trash. But the neighbors do. There is nothing to keep this type of thing from happening again. The responsible neighbor is renting, so we don't expect to get reimbursed by him. It will really shock me if he does. He tried to say it was the home-owner's responsibility - but it's not. He started the danged fire. It's HIS fault. He wasn't even home when this all took place. If it wasn't for us being here, he would have also lost both his vehicles. They would have exploded. And his house was just on the other side of the vehicles.
Stay safe. Be prepared.
Take care. Thanks for looking.