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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
So Many Times...
Sunday, May 12, 2019      5 comments

...I had a blog entry planned and just ran out of steam. But here is some fiber that I prepped for spinning on one of the little wheels at the village. Looks like a tangled, mashed mess. ... Read more
Making a 4 hour road trip last 8 hours
Thursday, May 02, 2019      9 comments

Four years ago I drove to a small town in northwest Iowa along a mostly 2-lane road that had interesting things along it. That trip had a time deadline so I and my friend did not stop, except for coffee. Fast forward, meeting in same town so I p... Read more
Plans awry
Sunday, April 28, 2019      3 comments

I had a blog planned out but a weather headache has intervened. Tomorrow will be better!... Read more
Glitter Shawls
Thursday, April 25, 2019      3 comments

This was the loom in the morning today. Yesterday I got everything set to weave today. ... Read more

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