i got a chance to escape off cape with bella recently. one of my oldest friends (the 'grasso' of 'grasso and paz') had her second baby and we had yet to go meet the little guy. his older brother is bella's age and the two of them are inseparable whenever they're together. this visit proved to be no different!! as for me, not only did i get some cuddle time with the newest bundle, but, in exchange for a little anti bug rub, i also got some dream catcher lessons!!
here's a link she offered if anyone is interested! the process was quite entertaining, as per usual when we are together attempting anything. she is a seasoned professional in this department though, so i was just trying my best to imitate. she put some owl feathers on hers because it was for the babies room, which has an owl theme::
gorgeous right? because my loom was smaller, the original sinew bobbin i was working with wound up being a little too large. then i was gifted this::
this smooth and skinny stone was perfect and helped me find the rhythm (thanks jen). here's my finished dream catcher::
i can't wait to make more. kai is itching to get started, and both boys were impressed when i came home with it.
a few months ago, my aunt june came by with some ancestral information i had been asking about. she has some amazing and ancient family photographs and her records date back to the late 1600's!! so incredibly interesting. and as it turns out, the story of someone on my maternal grandmothers side marrying a full blooded member of the micmac tribe, is a lot more realistic than i had originally thought. i've always been proud that i have some micmac blood in my veins, but suddenly i had confirmation that it was more than some and much closer in line than originally discussed! anyway, i sent a picture of my finished dream catcher to big b over the cell phone and said something like "there's the micmac shining through", to which he replied, "more like wicwac". nice, real nice. next time we're spending a week!