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Playing Hookey
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      2 comments

Today I played hookey from the Needlework Group because my weaving teacher had time today to fix my Spinning Wheel. We actually had 3 different projects to look at--Spinning Wheel, Log Cabin Weaving sample, and how to Record my weaving projects... Read more
Word of the Year Book
Sunday, April 05, 2015      8 comments

Today's Project is a Theme Book. This is an idea brought up by one of our Inspire Your Creativity gals. She's done several with another group. Each person who wants to participate either purchases our makes a book and creates a fancy cover an... Read more
Weaving Primer
Thursday, April 02, 2015      6 comments

I'm sory. I'm so happy to be weaving that I haven't thought of all of you who don't know the language. (I've learned that each craft or hobby has it's own language. My native craft language is crochet; weaving is one I'm learning.) Wea... Read more
Activity
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      5 comments

Someone said, "You sure do so many things." Well, yes, I do. I've tried to relax and spend time doing nothing, but it always seems a waste of time to me. I have a cat named "Sweetheart" and stroking her for a half-hour or so is the closest... Read more
Learning to Warp by Myself
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

My daughter is okay after having her little toe taken off. She says she isn't in much pain. I've been warping for two days. I've got two looms to warp. So far I'm through the heddles and ready to sley the reed on the 2-harness. I'm goin... Read more
Pray for Heather
Sunday, March 29, 2015      10 comments

My daughter Heather will be going for her surgery tomorrow. She has an infection on her smallest toe which has spread to the bone. She uses a wheelchair, so walking isn't an issue. I ask for your prayers for her recovery.... Read more
Meetup in April
Thursday, March 26, 2015      5 comments

Just released....an announcement for my local team. I'm hoping to meet some other Sparkers in our area. Everyone is invited to the Olympia Spring Sparkers Meetup on April 18. We're meeting at the Bell in front of the Olympia Farmers Market ... Read more
Sunshine!
Thursday, March 26, 2015      4 comments

Today is gorgeous! And a day to stay home. I just HAD to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Got in a good walk and then an hour attacking the dandelions in the back yard. Oh, yes, and some weaving on my scarf, some reading, and the laundry.... Read more
Spindle Spinning
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      4 comments

Today was my day at the "Inspire Your Creativity" Group. I took with me black and white wool raw (but washed) wool. rolags, roving, carders, and about 7 or 8 different spindles. I showed the group how yarn is made the "real" old fashioned way.... Read more
Walking Milestone
Sunday, March 22, 2015      7 comments

I am pleased to announce that I walked further today than I have in any other one day. My friend lives about 3 miles from me (I'll have to track it with my car to tell you exactly.) I've been as far as the coffee shop that is almost in sight o... Read more
Weaving, Weaving
Saturday, March 21, 2015      8 comments

The last week has been extremely busy. The 3rd week of the month is always that way. It's the time of the month when all my various activities seem to merge together. Needlework, tatting, and Inspire Your Creativity are every week, but they d... Read more
Update on Ed
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      6 comments

We had good news yesterday. Ed listened to the messages on his phone and found out he was supposed to be at the doctor's office in 30 minutes. We hurried (it was lunchtime, so he ate a peanut butter sandwich while I drove and then I ate my san... Read more
Reading Pays
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      9 comments

At the first on the year, I noticed that our local library was running a Reading Promotion. Read 5 books and fill out a short paragraph about each. Every paper we turned in would allow the reader to choose a new book from a special shelving ca... Read more
After the Weavers Class
Sunday, March 15, 2015      4 comments

Home from the last session of the Beginning Weavers Class. I've learned so much, and my own loom is now warped through the heddles. I will continue sleying the reed in the morning. I chose a striped herringbone pattern. I hope it looks a... Read more
My Day with Lana
Saturday, March 14, 2015      8 comments

Lana was my Spinning Teacher, and now she has become a great friend. We love to ride to our meetings together because we always have so much fun. As she says, "We speak the same language." That's Craft, I suppose. Today was a fun day. It... Read more

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