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I am gobsmacked
Thursday, June 28, 2018      6 comments

As I am the one cleaning up the cat pots and taking out the trash for tomorrow morning (normally DB's task) he hits me with "I don't want to go to Reno" for the international weaving conference. He has been talking about going to this for almost... Read more
Loving this new/old wheel
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      3 comments

This is one of the wheels that Mr. Incredible, Awesome, OMG how do you do that Spinning Wheel Repair Man got going again and I am loving it! Spins like... Read more
A Day of Starts!
Sunday, June 24, 2018      5 comments

Wednesday last we moved everything back into the loom house. It was hot and ugly but it is done. I moved a few things where I think they can live for the time being that day. I hope to keep rearranging the smaller things (anything smaller than t... Read more
Trial Run
Friday, June 22, 2018      2 comments

In July I am presenting at a meeting of small museum directors in Iowa. The plan is to show them the steps of carding, combing and spinning wool. For this part I will use all my own equipment. Then we step into another room and I will go over fo... Read more
Tired and sore
Saturday, June 16, 2018      2 comments

I made an open-ended offer to be minion to a friend who coordinates the Iowa Sheep and Wool Event - 14-17 June. Boy have I worked and walked and, and, and... It has been really fun but I get back to the room dead tired and not much spinning... Read more
Wednesday, June 13, 2018      5 comments

Yesterday I scraped the inside of one window in the loom house, because they could not be bothered to tape the windows, even when the custodian volunteered to do it for them. The "repair volunteer" told her 'no thanks, we got this'. What we got ... Read more
Spinning at Tractorcade
Tuesday, June 12, 2018      1 comments

So the big event happened. I believe there were over 300 tractors on the loop for today and the drivers all had lunch at the village (along with 321 other people). I was in my little corner demonstrating away. Did not have a great number of peop... Read more
Saturday was a little me time (and Dearly Beloved)
Sunday, June 10, 2018      3 comments

At the Figge Art Museum there was an exhibit of Maurice Sendak. So much fun. Plus the museum staff created places for kids to relive scenes from "Where the Wild Things Are": ... Read more
Friday at the village
Saturday, June 09, 2018      3 comments

Almost have a loom house. But we shall see. Monday I scrape windows on the inside and wash them. Also on Monday, we have the WMT Tractorcade
/WMTTractorcade/ (this was the best one I saw) coming thro... Read more
Finally some spinning for myself
Friday, June 08, 2018      4 comments

Yesterday was spinning with a friend. Wednesday evening I was searching (do not have to search hard in my house) for fiber to spin and had two bumps, bags, amounts, of fiber that did not seem to have made it to the storage room. ... Read more
Hurry up to go slow
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      2 comments

Yesterday it was imperative that I choose stain for the floor. I flew to the village after my meetings and whatnot and arrived at 1:30pm. I picked out what I thought would look good but then the choice needed to be changed to an outdoor stain so... Read more
Most definitely a possible new floor starting today.
Thursday, May 31, 2018      2 comments

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Finished - with the single ply
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      1 comments

I started this bump of fiber last week at the village: Nordic Sunrise from Yarn Geek Fibers . It is organic Polwarth wool at 22 microns (soft, soft, soft). ... Read more
Test Knit
Sunday, May 27, 2018      4 comments

Can't show pictures but I can show my yarn: going to gether very well!... Read more
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

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