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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Back in the workshop

Life has an amazing way of slipping by...keeping me occupied with one thing or another, then suddenly...YEARS have passed!  No time is this more apparent than now, as my oldest son graduates from high school this month.  I can scarcely believe that he's going to be leaving soon.  I am so immensely proud of him but also quite melancholy.  He's really a wonderful young man and I am going to miss seeing him every day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter everyone!  I am busily preparing for another upcoming Fiber Arts Retreat at Camp Maranatha.  Always fun!  This year, I am excited to get all my goodies into my new trailer, which will make the process much easier.  I've been making batts and dying roving, and I hope to have a successful retreat.

I am looking forward to seeing friends, old and new, spinning some yarn, and eating...and of course, enjoying the beautiful setting. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I am still here...

I have a blog.  That's been abandoned!  Oh, poor blog.  So sorry to be so darn busy that I couldn't update for over a year.  Sad, sad, sad.

I will strive to do better!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sweet Summertime

It's been a busy few months.  I took a trip to North Carolina, and Israel.  To top it off, we just bought a sailboat!

My business plans are moving slower than originally anticipated, but I am still excited and motivated to sell my handspun and hand-painted yarns.  Stay tuned for the announcement and online store!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Preparing for Valley Guild Fibers Arts Retreat!

This weekend is the bi-annual Fiber Arts Retreat sponsored by the Valley Fiber Arts Guild.  For two and a half blissful and busy days, we'll be at a gorgeous lakeside camp, with comfortable beds, private bathrooms (!) and stuff to keep us happy.  Spinning some...felting....visiting with friends, destashing, and adding new stuff to the stash.  All fun, all the time.  I am greatly looking forward to it.  I've spent some time organizing my studio, and am now going through items preparing them for sale.  I plan to destash a good deal of my stuff in my continuing effort to declutter my space and simplify my life. 

Yesterday I arranged my shelving in my weaving room, making space for my magazines, books, and yarns.  It looks GOOD.  I love all the color and texture.  Hopefully it'll be an inspirational space to use once I get all the other cleaning completed.

Here are some photos!
Studio Praxis


And some rolags I carded awhile ago to make a self-striping yarn:

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Link to one of "My Favorite" Blogs.

This blog belongs to my friend Sara.  Her family of sheep, dogs, horses, cats, chickens, and honeybees live on Equinox Farm.  Her life seems idyllic!  I subscribe to her blog posts, and they greet me each day on my Google home page.
This post is from last year, when she sent me my Ashford Traditional spinning wheel.  Click on the photo to enlarge it - her paintings are whimsical and fun!  The cool thing is, many depict her actual critters.

Very cool!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Renate Hiller on Fiber Art

This is such a true assessment of fiber art - any art, really, that utilizes the hands.  Take a moment to watch this video.