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Still Recovering
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      4 comments

Too many days with too many people! It has been nice to have two days just at home, but earlier today I was back at the village. One, to check on the air conditioner in the loom house and clean the floor and two, to check in to be certain no tou... Read more
Last day was crazy class
Wednesday, June 19, 2019      6 comments

Lots of pictures here. This is the band/pattern I was assigned. I planned to do the more narrow band but got assigned the larger band. The way it was supposed to turn out, from the instructor. ... Read more
Mind Bender
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      5 comments

Lots of photos on this one. It is all the same set up with figures just following one after the other. One I repeated because I made a mistake but I'm not showing you that one until after I chart how I wove it because I like how it turned out! ... Read more
A lot has happened
Monday, June 17, 2019      5 comments

Iowa Sheep and Wool has been put to bed for the year. Sunday morning, the last day, as I was loading the car preparing to check out of the hotel I walked out the back door and immediately smelled this: ... Read more
A good day traveling slow
Thursday, June 13, 2019      4 comments

I did not drive interstate all the way, even though that would have been the easy way. I meandered again. Stopped in a small town that I always wanted to see and then traveled Historic Route 6 for quite a few miles. It was nice not to deal with ... Read more
Almost all packed
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      4 comments

One suitcase is already in the car-it is the one for Thursday-Sunday while I am working at Iowa Sheep and Wool. The big suitcase - the one waiting for my pillow - is all packed except for the pillow; ready for the week-long conference (taking cl... Read more
Another bit of catch up
Tuesday, June 11, 2019      2 comments

This past week I had a lot of spinning time, demonstrating for tours - four days of tours. Plus on Saturday was the village tea. Love the way the tables were set. ... Read more
Doing a bit of catch up with spinning pictures.
Thursday, June 06, 2019      6 comments

I had a very brightly colored bump of wool that I spun. On the wheel it looked like this. When I was winding it off the spinning wheel bobbin a thin/w... Read more
Spinning faster than the speed of light!
Monday, June 03, 2019      4 comments

This wheel is a Canadian Production Wheel. It seems like whatever fiber I have to spin gets done in no time on this wheel. It truly is a production wheel... Read more
I'm sleeping here!!!
Friday, May 31, 2019      4 comments

Earlier this week I used my umbrella that lives in the bottom of my backpack. After I got home I put the umbrella on the chair in the computer room, forgetting that Colby (aka Swine Cat) uses the chair to sleep on as soon as I start working at t... Read more
On the road because the state is nuts
Thursday, May 30, 2019      5 comments

These three days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) were to be helping a friend open her store on 1 June (Saturday). I told her I would bring my spinning wheel and provide "color" and help any way I could. Three weeks ago I made the hotel reservation.... Read more
Tuesday, May 28, 2019      4 comments

At PlyAway 4, in April, I took a hemp class from Joan Ruane. Fabulous teacher! She shared some of her dyed hemp (she dyed it!) with the class. I got small amounts of each color. ... Read more
Czech Museum
Monday, May 27, 2019      3 comments

A little over a week ago Dearly Beloved and I went to the local Czech Museum to participate in a "taste to Czech". It was great. But a little of this and that goes a long way. We were both not exactly stuffed but full. We took a turn around one ... Read more
First graders - 90 of them!
Friday, May 24, 2019      6 comments

This was the loom house pre-kids. I had been told there would be 20-24 kids in each group so I moved display tables and had the woven blanket full out,... Read more
Shave 'Em to Save 'Em
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      2 comments

This is me spinning on the deck. I had just a bit more of my Horned Dorset, which is on the threatened list, to spin but it started sprinkling so we ca... Read more

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