1. It protects the tent from debris.
2. It protects the tent fabric from the sun.
3. It makes a cool shady porch for us to sit under if it is raining.
Speaking of rain, we did get just a little bit, just enough to feel smug!
We have decided to get an even bigger tarp for next month, just a little more coverage, and a bigger porch!
In the rare moments when we were sitting on our shady porch, or over by the river, I worked on a few things, I thought I would show some pictures.
I also worked on this cool drop spindle, though I was using it supported in a little bowl in my lap. You can see the mass of silk in the silk hankie I am working from. I have spun 3 or 4 layers from this one and there are probably 10 more layers to go. I am able to get a fine silk thread spinning this way, though I am still fine tuning the process.
Someone asked for a picture of what Dear One was working on. I have asked permission to show you his fine workmanship, and he has granted it.
Unfortunately, Blogger has decided that it should be posted like this! It is a pen and ink drawing in process, of Casper Ten Boom. A Watch maker in Holland before and during WWII. His brave efforts during the war were made known by his daughter Corrie, in her book, The Hiding Place.
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Spinning and Camping, Tina