Prepping the next project

Good morning and happy Saturday! I am still working out a few minor aches and pains from cleaning the snow from the driveway this week. It’s not that the task was that strenuous. Using a snow blower sure makes it a lot easier than trying to shovel it all. No, my aches are the result of the wet and slushy coating on the driveway combined with my own wonderful sense of balance, coordination, and grace. And by wonderful I mean bad. Really bad. Thankfully I am not seriously hurt.

The brown roving from my friend Robert is coming along nicely. Of the roughly two pounds that I started with, there is about ten ounces left to spin. Continue reading “Prepping the next project”

Spring Cleaning

Good morning and happy Saturday! Did you get a snow day yesterday? I did not, and spent the entire day at work which was kind of weird. Michael had a snow day and because he was home all day, I did not have to come home at lunch time. Not that I couldn’t have. Most of the major roads were actually fine during that storm and were not much more than mildly slushy. Even our neighborhood, which I swear is always the last three streets in the town of Colonie to get cleared after any snowfall, had seen the plow come through just one time before 10 AM and was still easily navigable by the time I got home at the end of the day.

I could have taken advantage of having a snow day, too. Spring is coming, and spring cleaning is on my mind. My craft room has been getting a lot of attention this last week or so. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning”

On this day…

Good morning and happy Saturday! Is it possible the groundhog was wrong? The weather has been and looks like it’s going to continue to be rather spring like. That is in no way a complaint. Sure, the mud is a constant nuisance as the dogs seem to bring it in faster than we can clean it up but the closer we get to the days when I can leave the windows open on a regular basis the better. This past Wednesday’s temps in the 70s were a tease.

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Fibery fun this weekend with the Golden Fleece Spinners and Weavers Guild

Got plans this weekend? If you’re looking for something fun and fibery to do, the Golden Fleece Spinners and Weavers Guild is sponsoring a spin-in on Saturday at the Schoharie Presbyterian Church located at 248 Main Street in, you guessed it, Schoharie, NY.

The spin-in will be from 10 AM TO 4 PM.
If you’re not a spinner, don’t worry. Bring your knitting, crochet, weaving, or whatever fibery craft you enjoy. There is plenty of room for everyone, and if you feel the spinning bug beginning to bite, you’ll be in GREAT company! I amm sure there will be more than a few people willing to pass along some spinning wisdom.

I am planning to attend after another vet appointment on Saturday morning. It’s Halo’s turn this week for the regular checkup/wellness visit.

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend!

Fun with handwoven fabric (Part 2)

Good morning and happy Saturday! We have a lot going on outside the house today so I do not have much time to write this morning. I did want to at least show off the results of last weekend’s sewing adventures.

The handwoven green fabric was destined to become pillow covers pretty much from the start of the project. There was just enough fabric to make two double sided covers for the standard 18″ pillow forms from Joann’s. My alternative plan, if necessary, was to back the pillows with a solid color neutral (probably black) but I am glad I did not have to go that route.

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Catching up on some non-fiber related things

Good morning and happy Saturday! I am getting a bit of a late start to my usual Saturday morning activities here at home. My first order of business today was to get a much needed haircut, as I was at least two weeks overdue for it. That may not seem like much to a lot of people, and it may not be for them. For me, however, it is. Maintenance is crucial with short hair. Especially short gray hair. Throughout most of my twenties, I could go anywhere from four to six months between cuts. But as I got older and more gray, I began to see the value in going more regularly. I also like to keep it much shorter than I think I ever have outside of my brief time in the United States Navy in the late 80’s, and a brief period in the late 90’s when I kept it closely buzzed. Continue reading “Catching up on some non-fiber related things”