So, with few words and lotsa color, I give you The Warden's Weekend:
|On Saturday, the annual Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio.|
|Tents full of yarn, supplies, and lots of demonstrations.|
|I love those supercilious llamas.|
|A nekkid sheep following the shearing demonstration.|
|Foghorn's favorite? Getting a free chunk of fresh wool, still damp with lanolin.|
|Totally intimidated by those who not only knit but card and spin their own yarn. Ack!|
|Foghorn making friends with the suppliers.|
|The Gathering takes place on the gorgeous grounds of Young's Dairy...|
|and they happen to sell ice cream that's out of this world.|
|Two hunks of merino/alpaca hand-dyed yarn from Ohio's Roving Acres, waiting to be knit into a scarf for my mother.|
|On Sunday, the annual Loveland Art Show.|
|All types of artisans and all types of goodies, from glass...|
|to sculpture. (Mermaid-obsessed Foghorn's favorite.)|
|And, of course, the student art contest. Foghorn had a lot of competition.|
|Of her two entries, WE actually thought the toucan (pictured in above photo on bottom left) was superior...|
|but the judges preferred her clown -- a mix of paint, marker, and paper mache hair. The winner!|
|And while waiting for the judges' decision, Foghorn constructed a fairy house under a tree.|
|Habitat for |
As for that promised recipe, yesterday my mother made a Weight Watchers two-ingredient cake from a recipe that's been floating around the Internet. It uses a box of cake mix and a can of diet soda. As you can imagine, the combinations are endless. My mother made a white cake with a lemon-lime soda and topped with a light cream cheese and lemon frosting. GOOD! Not so good I'd binge on the entire cake, but definitely good enough to take the edge off a cake craving. You can get the full recipe at her blog, Lillian's Cupboard, here.
With the ugly weather today, I wish I could go curl up in bed with one of those wooly sheep and just sleep away. I'll have to settle for a hound dog...or two...
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