On Wednesday afternoons we go to dog school. The kids and I drive south of town and meet with an amazing dog trainer. For the last 15 minutes of the lesson my friend comes with her dog and we train together.

Puppies are a lot of work, but I think she is worth it.

Mud Run

Audrey and I did a Girl Scout Mud Run on Saturday. It was gloriously muddy. Mud is slippery. I fell down a lot. I slid down a muddy hill into a mud pit, and I went under. I have found mud in all sorts of places. It was awesome. If you get a chance to run a mud run, I highly recommend you run it.

My Grandmother’s Loom

I don’t remember much about my grandmother. One of my strongest memories is her sewing basket beside her chair. It was always filled with small squares she wove on a small loom. My sister recently gave me our grandmother’s loom. Her craft room loss was my yarn room gain.

The loom is a Weave-It, a popular pin loom from the 1940s and 50s. After googling directions I got to work. I love weaving the small squares.

I plan on sewing the squares together to make a blanket. You don’t need much yarn per square, so I’m going to start a woven scrap yarn blanket.

This is the kind of weaving for me. It’s small. It’s fast. It was free. Audrey is already asking for a loom, so I might be buying another loom on ebay for her birthday next month.

I hope you are all doing well!