Last night my husband was watching Hairspray while I was skeining yarn. I guess it must have inspired him as he created this beautiful beehive for Pirate! If you have not seen the movie....I highly recommend it! The music is great, the singing and dancing is superb! My only complaint is, I cannot get the songs out of my head when I try to go to sleep!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Since last Friday, the rain has been falling. It sneaks up when we are working outside, it falls fast a furious and creates rivers running off the hill, it makes mud and deep puddles that leak into my boots....but it does give us blessings. Blessings of beauty. My pumpkin and squash plants have been growing slowly, but now with all the rain, they are about to take over my house! Please enjoy these pictures. I just find Mother Nature so beautiful.
Friday, July 18, 2008
After 5 years of babies and milk, toddlers who spill everything, and puppies who like to chew, my husband and I felt it was okay to buy an new couch.....I remember him saying something about not letting the dogs get to comfortable.....
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
These are my latest treasures! I handspun these two skeins last Sunday as I took a leisurly day to enjoy my wheel. I am so happy with my Louet. Many people ask me what I would suggest for spinning on and I always say the Louet s-10. The bobbins are huge, it is fairly light weight and easy to take with me, and it is durable. My Louet was 10 years old when I bought it and that was 6 years ago!
Friday, July 04, 2008
Even on my extremely messy desk.... a.k.a. "The Beast", you can find beauty. Yesterday after, chores and garden duties, I finished this crazy skein of color.
It utilized the last of some natural colored roving and some blend batts I had put together a few months ago.
Yesterday my Cushing dye order arrived, and my freshly spun yarns should be here next week. I am looking forward to getting the dye pot out again. This yarn contains a perfect blend of Maine grown fibers, including my own Romney, Border Leicester and Columbia.
I send a HUGE thanks to the great folks at Green Mountain Spinnery in VT for their wonderful job of spinning my fibers into such beautiful yarns!