Last evening, Vick entertained a bunch of young girls who get together weekly to do craft projects and such. They are from the Coxsackie area and generally gather at Sunny Jim's Restaurant for dinner and then work on their weekly crafts. This week they came here for Vicki to teach them the art of Stained Glass making. They first toured the barn, saw the Alpacas and Angoras, then the house and afterward, retreated to the basement work area where Vick set up a stained Glass gallery workshop. Kim, girlfriend to Chris, who owns Sunny Jim's Restaurant, brought us a tray of Chicken Cordon bleu, which was outrageous. She had to leave early to take Chris to the hospital for tests due to an extreme pain in his side. The sore spot, also being hot, which could indicate infection, made us even more concerned about his health and we all awaited the outcome of his hospital tests. Thank God, Kim sent a text message, that it was deemed to be a pulled muscle in his abdomen and he will be fine with rest. After that word, the remaining girls and Vick had an interesting stained glass class.
So, getting back to the pertinence of the photo at the beginning of this blog post, Vick and the girls were doing stained glass downstairs. Vick's Dad and I, worked on figuring out how to load and use her table top loom made by Ashford. It was quite an experience so, after the girls left, we showed Vick what we had learned and she tried it. It told her what we were looking for; whether or not she would enjoy a full sized, free standing loom to process the Alpaca and Angora fiber into garments along with knitting. The answer was a resounding yes! I believe she could enjoy making large items knitted on a loom. It seems to me that it would be equally relaxing, as she has stated spinning is for her. I suppose we will be on the lookout for a quality, floor sized loom in the spring. Wow... spinning and looming and knitting...all done right here on the farm, using our own animal's fibers. Now that's back to basics!