Monday, June 28, 2010

Weaving & Spinning

I have been working hard to finish this shawl I have had on the loom for several weeks. They are all a good idea when you start but about 3/4 of the way through you begin to wonder "why did I start this project". It will be beautiful once off and I am so close to putting on the fringe. I have been spinning for a new shawl and am eager to try this new idea. I am finally using the new Clemes spinning wheel I bought at the first of the year. It has a very Large Jumbo Flyer & bobbin and I am using it to ply my singles together. It is working great. Of course I am also trying to clean and throw out stuff...but get side tracked with creating!!! Well off for some more cleaning!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Birthday Celebration!

Today we are celebrating my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. It is a very special day as she has cancer and we pray that we will celebrate 81. Family and friends are coming from all over the country. It will be a joyous event.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wool Flowers

I taught a class at my quilt guild this week on making these cute flowers out of wool. They are so easy to do. I will be making up kits and selling them at the shop in all your favorite colors!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

New yarn--yeah!

New yarn came today and you can see it on facebook. Nice ribbon yarn in 5 colors. Would knit up fast on size 11 needles. I am going to weave a summer shawl. Well done for the week here at the shop. Going home to plant a few more flowers. Just not enough color!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Samples of Pencil Rovings at the shop.

I just love fiber. No matter what other crafts I do, I always come back to the fiber. I wiped the dust off the wheel and have been spinning. I am stepping out of my comfort zone and trying to make some real novelty yarns. The key I guess is to just be fierce and don't worry about the rules. I think sometimes we worry too much about doing it perfect that we limit ourselves to just jumping in! I'm in with both feet!!!!