Monday, March 30, 2009

Spin Your Scraps - Project

My little pile of scraps included snips of handspun, white bamboo mill ends, and little slubs and mats that seemed too short to spin.


Since the above weighed less than an ounce, I added about 2 ounces from a grab bag of roving ends I had purchased from Hanks in the hood.

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In a way it was like making cocoons, since I was including some very short slubs of about 1/4 inch, as well as some clips of handspun yarn. I had decided not to card the fibers first, since I wanted a more textured yarn.

I used my louet s-10 to spin, plied it with a Trilobal Polyester thread and wound it onto my niddy-noddy to measure the skein.

Depending on the lighting the actual yarn is just a little brighter than the darker colors.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Busy Days = Blog Neglect

I've been feeling bad about neglecting my blog, but it was the only way to fit in everything else I've been trying to accomplish.
Last week end was the first craft show of this years season, luckily inside, but I still had new yarn to label/price, tables and other display shelves to fit into my car, along with sleeping bags and of course my big leprachaun hat- it was an Irish Festival! We camped at my daughter's place for the weekend and she had a booth next to mine for the show. Sales were up from a year ago and we're looking forward to next week's show.
Located in the school hallway, instead of the gym, we had 2- 6x18 spaces, could have used at least one more 5 foot table and I will be building more riser shelves for the rest of the tealights and tarts that got lost on the table.
Will add another post soon to show you more of my projects.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm a Fiber-holic

I'm a fiber-holic and a business-woman so when TheClayMuse tagged me, I had to delay my response for a little. I'm glad that Christina tagged me for a little blogosphere fun! This is the first one I'm participating in so hope I'm doing it right.

The rules of this one are as such: go to your picture file and blog about the 4th picture in there, then tag 4 other bloggers to do the same.

Since all of my pics on this computer are in folders also, I went to the fourth folder and choose the sixth picture (the fourth was uninteresting except to family) It was fun to look through my pictures from 2006 and great to see the green of summer-too much white out there right now.

This was taken on our deck on a sunny July day, this friendly Monarch butterfly came to visit, resting on my finger long enough for my husband to grab the camera. It stayed long enough that my arm was getting tired.

This next picture I couldn't resist sharing. It is a dream catcher that has a motto which is the basis of our expanding business as we approach retirement age. (No retirement-just a lot of creating)

And now to keep the album sharing going I tag;





Hope you will all have time to respond, you know you were planning to blog anyway.

Time to do a little more spinning as I watch the end of Jesse Stone- yes I'm a Tom Selleck fan:)