Ferndale held its community-wide yard sale this weekend, and I picked up a few goodies. The pile above is largely table linens, just washed and waiting to be ironed and stored.
After the big yard sale yesterday, I attended a music festival out in the boonies in a community called Kneeland, which is on a ridgetop 15 miles east of Eureka, way above the fog and cooler coastal temps. Imagine my surprise when I found myself coming to, surrounded by volunteer fire & rescue folks, just moments after collapsing from the heat right in front of the entry ticket booth! I'm fine now -- after eventually returning to "normal" yesterday afternoon, sitting in a shady, breezy spot listening to music. When I lived in SoHum, unbelievably nearly nine years ago already, summer temps frequently got over 100 degrees for days in a row. I didn't like it, but I was acclimated to it. Not so anymore!
I have a pot of bundles eco dyeing as we speak, in a bath of tan oak acorns. Will reveal the results mid-week.
I recently joined California Fiber Artists, a group of about 35 fiber artists from throughout California. I've already been juried into a show in Oakland, CA at the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) that runs from October 20 to December 9. If you're in the Bay Area, I hope you'll see the show. I'll mention it again in mid-October.
I'm loving this early autumn ~ the angle of the sun, the shortening days, the crisper air. Definitely my time of year.