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Back to the Cabin!
Monday, May 21, 2018      2 comments

Today we had 100 first graders. They were amazing. The person who plans this trip has so many adults assisting - parents, grandparents - that each adult is minding only two or three kids. The thing that blew everyone's mind was the fact that thi... Read more
Here's to Friends
Saturday, May 19, 2018      7 comments

I just got back from spending the evening with people that became friends at my old job. We were expecting more people but we had a great group. Good food but that takes second place to good friends.... Read more
Fuzzy Fiber-y Day
Thursday, May 17, 2018      3 comments

This morning was spent mostly at my computer and desk. My inbox is now down to one screen (40 messages) and after that I finished off three fiber projects: one spinning and two knitting. ... Read more
Forgot the toll of people
Monday, May 14, 2018      2 comments

We got back home on Thursday last and Saturday I was back at the village, spinning and weaving. Sunday was meeting the early morning peeps and delivering small gifts to everyone. I felt like I got a lot done this morning: spinning, laundry, prep... Read more
I'm Baaaaak!
Friday, May 11, 2018      4 comments

Dearly Beloved and I finally were able to go on a vacation that was not part of a conference for me, work for him, or connected to a family event. That has not happened since before we were married. I think it was around 2001. We drove to Willia... Read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018      7 comments

Never leave knitting on the needles around animals (cats) and small children. The test knit shawl I have been working on was in the last 25% and then a great niece visited. She is a little over two. The shawl is now 8 rows away from being 25% do... Read more
After Spinning and Before Weaving, Knitting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      2 comments

I am taking a hiatus from spinning for a number of days to see if I can pound out some WIPs. In pulling together things I have a BSJ, the test knit, a charted shawl, a cowl, and a brioche scarf. The cowl seems to need the least time as I read th... Read more
Yippy Skippy Plying!
Sunday, April 29, 2018      3 comments

The Cormo wool that I started spinning on 17 April is now plyed! Tomorrow it will go off the bobbins and on the niddy-noddy for a short rest and then a wash on Tuesday. First it looked like: ... Read more
Quilt Show
Saturday, April 28, 2018      6 comments

This is where I have spent the last two days. I was spinning while people were purchasing quilts. It was an interesting time; much spinning accomplishe... Read more
Road Trip - with lots of stops
Thursday, April 26, 2018      3 comments

The road trip had many different reasons for being. I had promised to deliver a great wheel to a town an hour away so the recipient of the gift would not know it was purchased. ... Read more
I am over the moon!
Monday, April 23, 2018      3 comments

The spinning wheel that I rehabbed in over the winter at the village worked with a few quirks. Old wheels always have quirks and ones that have not been used in who knows how long have more than the usual number of quirks. But it spun and I was ... Read more
Spinning in the log cabin
Saturday, April 21, 2018      3 comments

We had an entire grade of 100 second grade students at the village yesterday. Since the loom house is undergoing renovations I was put in the log cabin f... Read more
More and More Spinning
Friday, April 20, 2018      2 comments

Tuesday night as spinners I felt the need to start a different type of wool than what I was spinning. Enter a naturally colored heathered black Cormo wool ... Read more
Road trip - for spinning wheels
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      3 comments

Monday two of the wheels went to Amazing, Stupendous, Fantabulous Spinning Wheel Repair Guy. These two: ... Read more
Huge exciting weekend!
Monday, April 16, 2018      5 comments

Friday night was setting up tables, chairs, stage, etc. for the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners meeting on Saturday. We had Joan Ruan, champion of cotton and hemp as the speaker on Saturday. In the morning she walked us through the ... Read more

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