She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122015

We’ve been so busy traveling, working the Escapade rally, dealing with medical appointments, and getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to go to press that Terry has not had time for weaving. But we’ve finally got some much needed downtime and she’s back at it.

She sleyed this job onto her loom Friday, 480 individual threads, and started weaving yesterday. I love the color combination and the pattern. And Terry? Anytime she has any kind of fiber to work with, she’s in her own personal heaven.

Gold shawl small

I’m just as happy when I’m writing, creating new worlds in my books, and I spent yesterday pounding away at the keyboard. I’ve cranked out over 13,000 words the last three days and the end of Big Lake Honeymoon is coming into sight. If I can keep this pace up it should be ready for editing in a week or so.

I got an e-mail from my friend Phil Rubeck yesterday. He works in Visitor Services at the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota and told me they have a few workamping job available for the summer, including positions for couples or singles. You can apply online at If you haven’t been to Crazy Horse yet, be sure to put it on your bucket list. Here is a photo from when we visited several years ago. It’s truly awe-inspiring.

Face medium close 2

We’re scheduled to leave Apache Junction a week from today to go to our old hometown of Show Low up in the White Mountains. We’re looking forward to seeing my daughter Tiffany and her two girls, and getting out of the desert before it gets too hot. Most people think Arizona is all desert, but the White Mountains look more like Colorado or Montana, with miles of thick Ponderosa pine forests, lakes, and even a popular ski lodge. Oh, and did I mention that my two granddaughters live there, too?

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Death On The Pedernales, the fifth book in my pal George Wier’s great Bill Travis mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.

Thought For The Day – Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you.

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  2 Responses to “She’s At It Again”

  1. I agree the colors are beautiful, no matter what this lady does it is awesome, put my shawl away since are weather had gotten very warm even in the evening, but had to bring it back out now the weathers turned gray cold and windy,. We leave here in a week heading west, only plan to spend two days in Yuma so I can get my glasses, been advised not to dry camp because it is already in triple digits would not be bad for us but we have the fur baby to worry about. You have a safe trip

  2. Vets: re-Crazy Horse Memorial. Show the ticket takers your DD-214, Discharge, Mil. retirement ID or Vet card (can be gotten for free [w/military papers] in Branson, MO @1045 W Hwy 76) and your rv/car passengers can all get in free. The sculpting has come a long way. Last there 6-14.

    Always some free shows/entertainment for Vets—Vet week 11-11. Titanic, Grand Country, IMAX/little Opry theatre, Tony Orlando, Baldknobbers and several others free or discounted. Thanks for serving.

    Thanks for serving.

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