What I did this past weekend was not exciting, or fun and included nothing fiber related.......it was hard work. We stained the deck, which desparately needed it. Sam and my cousin Jim power washed it and used a deck cleaner on it a couple weeks ago, Sam and I started painting pickets a couple days later but didn't get very far. So, this weekend was it - the rains will be here soon so it was time to get it protected. Cousin Jim was a lifesaver coming over to help us on Saturday, Sam and I finished up on Sunday. There are 236 pickets - yikes. I was not thrilled with the stain, top pick of Consumer Reports, in it's defense it may have been that it was semi-transparent and looked the color of chocolate milk that I didn't care for rather than the product itself. I thought we were getting a transparent stain.....guess that teaches me for not going to the store to voice my opinion. This red cedar colorway looks like red cedar that has aged for 20 years. But I can live with it, the deck is protected again and we don't have to do it again for many years.....think we'll have to move first. Next summer the deck at the beach cottage gets to be stained but it's much smaller and not very many pickets. Now I can get back to fiber - hoping to paint warps Wednesday & Thursday. Have scarves that need photos taken of them, need to finish up another fiber project, need to put together more felting kits and get a chenille scarf warp on the loom.