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Mini-vacation success!
Friday, February 02, 2018      1 comments

About three years ago we stayed at a small (6 rooms) Inn in Galena, Illinois. It is a touristy place but has a great yarn shop and a great pen/ink shop (it used to be better but they got on the scrapbook bandwagon). They still have great fountai... Read more
Sunday's OMG moment
Monday, January 22, 2018      3 comments

The designer of the shawl I am test knitting put up that she had the wrong numbers in the pattern she sent out. "Instead of 195 stitches it should be 140." Which meant that I was five pattern repeats (14 rows always increasing) beyond where I ne... Read more
Knitting with Friends!
Friday, January 19, 2018      3 comments

In a fast turn a friend was available this afternoon for knitting. She thought she would have to be at work but got her time completed on Thursday. The first item on the agenda was looking at her boyfriend sweater sleeve and figuring out how to ... Read more
This cold is the pitts!
Monday, January 15, 2018      7 comments

I feel like I am on the mend - at least no longer drippy -- but I am now coughing. I guess this is better. I am using hand sanitizer at every sneeze, cough, nose blow; desperately trying to not give it to Dearly Beloved. I only had two days were... Read more
Fantabulous, Wondrous, totally over the top of the world news!!!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      3 comments

While at the village I found out that there is a chance that we have $1000.00 to put toward getting the spinning wheels moving forward!! The group that was originally going to submit the grant application (and then did not) now has $500 they are... Read more
Not going to happen - Sigh
Saturday, January 06, 2018      3 comments

I spent the day at the historical village. I made a few more adjustments to my one working wheel and worked on a second wheel. The second wheel will need a lot of repairs that we do not have the funds for. It is almost an exact replica of two ot... Read more
Baby Blanket - DONE!!!
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      3 comments

Finally done - all 15 skeins of it!! I finished it and washed it on 31 December so it gets added to my 2017 total rather than the year it was started, 20... Read more
And sometimes it is not the weather that changes plans
Saturday, December 30, 2017      3 comments

Today a sister and I were to visit and take things to an Aunt in a care facility. Small town about 40 minutes away from my place. With the snow falling like it was yesterday I did not trust the roads for today. In talking with my sister last nig... Read more
Love how the weather controls things!
Thursday, December 28, 2017      3 comments

As I was driving to pick up a friend to head to the spinning afternoon the snow picked up even more. On the 511 system it looked like we would drive out of it in 13 miles but then I realized that the snow was coming from the west, which meant it... Read more
Good Morning Fluffies!
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      2 comments

This is the December to January Spinners Group problem/project/sample/quest for new knowledge. Three cotton bolls, with the husk, a bit of stem, and em... Read more
Spinners Goal
Friday, December 22, 2017      2 comments

For the last two years our spinners group (spinning wheel) has been studying specific fibers. Two years ago it was endangered sheep breeds. Last year it was spinning fiber within a 200 mile radius of home. This year it is plant fibers. The previ... Read more
Thursday, December 21, 2017      2 comments

I thought this was amazing. Here is the explanation of what Winter Solstice is as shown in the picture: Welcome to December’s Solstice, first day o... Read more
Is this what it means?
Saturday, December 16, 2017      3 comments

As I wrote my "current status" today I suddenly felt old. I have only one aunt living in the same state. I have one aunt in Arizona and one uncle in Kentucky. All the old guard is moving on. This hit me last year when two aunts died on the same ... Read more
PT starts
Monday, December 11, 2017      4 comments

I know it will help but it certainly has made things sore right now. For months the IT Band on my right leg has been tight but it was gradually getting better as I worked on it with foam rolling. But then my knee/foot went totally wonky when I w... Read more
Full Week!
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      3 comments

This week has been/will be full of fibery fun. Monday started with me knitting in a meeting; hat got started and 1/3 done. Tuesday was the quilting day; ... Read more

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