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Wiped out!
Sunday, September 24, 2017      2 comments

The two-day workshop ended and I was home about 5:15 today. I unloaded the car, moved most things to where they belong in the basement, and crashed on the couch down there. Because I had the TV on I made the rash assumption that Dearly Beloved k... Read more
Animals in the early morning - The Good, the Bad, the Unknown
Friday, September 22, 2017      5 comments

Since Dearly Beloved now is walking in the heat and humidity mid-afternoons I am doing my morning walk in the neighborhood. I was out of the house at 6am. This was not the wisest thing as it is still full dark on the tree-lined streets. First of... Read more
Small town Iowa aroma
Thursday, September 21, 2017      2 comments

Today with the humid, and sometimes sprinkling, weather this morning I was reminded, quite pungently, that the Historical Village and my Loom House is in small town Iowa. The local sale barn has livestock sales on various days each month. The we... Read more
Table mats - ready!
Sunday, September 17, 2017      5 comments

Ready to be woven. One of the looms at the Loom House is a 4-shaft counterbalance loom that was not weaving really well. I made some changes last week and this week I cut off what we wove playing around getting the loom to work and re-threaded p... Read more
Zoo and Renn Fest
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      0 comments

If you are ever in Kansas City go to the Zoo. I give you a partial copy of the map here https://www.kansascityzo . Realize that after you cross the bridge there is 2-3 miles of walking path to see e... Read more
Rug Delivered! and the start of weekend recap
Monday, September 11, 2017      3 comments

I am so glad to get it out of the house (and be paid). Having lunch with the lunch bunch today so they could see the rug-- finished and before it was deli... Read more
KC Renn Fest
Saturday, September 09, 2017      0 comments

More and more walking today! At least three hours, off and on. We did find some stage shows that we enjoyed. One of our favorite groups, The Jolly Rogers, were one of the groups. They are a pirate group with close harmonies. We got caught up on ... Read more
Never made it to the botanical gardens!!!
Friday, September 08, 2017      3 comments

The Kansas City Zoo Rocks!! Go any time you are able. This was the first time we were able to see every single animal listed. No one was hiding in their kennel; sometimes we had to really look to find them; or we had to keep walking as the allo... Read more
Reminding Dearly Beloved what I look like
Thursday, September 07, 2017      3 comments

We are in Kansas City for a couple of reasons: 1. Highland Fling at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. 2. Shang Tea at Crown Center. 3. Fountain pen store at Crown Center. 4. Zoo. 5. Botanical Gardens. 6. Fritz's Hamburgers (where... Read more
Rug - The timeline
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      2 comments

(Lots of pictures) It was a foolish thing to do but I accepted the job in March 2017 because I was feeling the pinch of not having any income. Now 5.5 months later the job is finished. ... Read more
Rug - Stick a fork in it!!
Monday, September 04, 2017      3 comments

Finished the rug at 7pm tonight. I am transferring the photos to my computer but will have a photo tomorrow and a full record on Monday, 11 September when I have a space to lay it out and really measure it. Soon!!... Read more
Almost--but my fingers are getting sore
Friday, September 01, 2017      6 comments

I have spent so much time with the rug this week that my fingers are sore--somewhat like a new guitar or violin player. Using fingertips all the time to grip or press a very small, thin item makes them a bit tender. I have gone back to 4-6 hours... Read more
Finding the strangest things - redeux
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      5 comments

These are the photos I should have posted regarding finding weird and unusual things when cleaning out someone else's set-up. My original four sticks and weird thing: ... Read more
Closer, Closer....
Monday, August 28, 2017      5 comments

At the end of 5 hours and 45 minutes of work today (among other tasks) the box of braid is showing much more of the bottom. This was where it was two d... Read more
Michigan Fiber Fest
Saturday, August 26, 2017      3 comments

I just realized that I did not post some of the fun things about the Fest. One was the different kinds of sheep that were there: Jacob, BFL, Icelandic, Pygora goats, Angora goats, Lincoln and on and on. This cutie of a Jacob was the reason I bou... Read more

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