In 2007 when almost everyone died (seriously, they did – our extended family lost ten people, A even lost her cat), and my mom asked me if there was anything I wanted from Gram and Grampa’s home, I said “I would love the painting of Block Island that hung in the dining room.”
I love the painting for a few reasons, not the least of which it happens to be a landscape which shows the area where my other grandmother’s cottage is, so it is doubly special to me.
And it is in my favorite colors, blue and green. I don’t love the frame, but it does remind me of Gram, it is very much in her taste. I believe that they picked this up when they were over there for a visit when I was a wee baby, so the painting is about 1000 years old.
I have it hanging in our living room, on the opposite wall from my sister’s beautiful painting of the Orkney sky.
When I sit in our new chairs, I am looking right at it.
That’s where I sit to spin. (You had to know this was about yarn, right?)
It did not take me long to realize that this spin and this painting are the same colors. No wonder I love this fiber!
This spin went REALLY fast, and I am quite pleased with the resulting yarn. It is merino/cashmere, I got about 200 yards from the 4 ounce braid. I think I won’t knit with it, but instead will just pet it and maybe hang it on the wall next to the painting. Won’t A love that? 🙂