Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Fiber Weekend is coming soon!

I am preparing a short trip to Colorado Springs, CO this coming weekend, for a Fibery Weekend with some friends. I will be showing one friend how to spin on my Ashford Traditional and how to weave on the Beka Rigid Heddle Loom. I will be trying out a Schacht Wolf Pup floor loom and possibly a Norwood Workshop Loom. I am so excited to see my friend in  Colorado and also excited to try out these new to me looms. I have wanted to weave on a floor loom for many years so this will be the first step in reaching that goal! I have the studio all set up to convert to the floor loom easily. I am excited for the upcoming adventure.

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A Friend’s Web Site

Wow! I found this by searching for names on Facebook. This link is to my friend’s website and her metal art is really cool. I know she does some really awesome fiber works too.  Check her out: http://backporchfiberworks.posterous.com/

Backporch Fiber Works Studio

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Oh, Oh, A Deer, or Two

Tonight I was driving on the winding road along the edge of a mountain on the way to my Spinning Group, fast. Actually I was doing the speed limit for the road, but it seemed fast. I turned to look over my shoulder and then looked back to the road to see the broad side of a DEER!!! I slammed on the brakes, hit the horn and watched the deer in the road run off to the left side of the road away from me and the deer that was following him, jumped away to the right side of my car. I MISSED THEM BOTH! Praise God for that! I slowed down to a crawl while my shaking hands recovered from the near miss. Unfortunately, my spinning wheel attempted to join me in the front seat of my car when I slammed on the brakes! It was ok, no damage, just a loosened drive band. Whew!

Tonight when I got home from Spinning Group I found this article in the news:

According to a study commissioned by State Farm insurance, there were about 2.3 million collisions between deer and vehicles nationwide between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2010. That means that the chances of a driver striking a deer nationwide over the next 12 months is about 1 in 182.

In South Dakota, though, your chances are much more likely. Drivers in South Dakota have a 1 in 76 chance of striking a deer over the next 12 months – and this is the most probable time of the year to strike a deer. According to officials, these collisions are more frequent during the deer migration and mating season in October, November and December, especially in the early morning hours.

Well, this was at 7pm that the deer and I almost became statistics, but that’s ok, we all survived the near miss.

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Dying or Dyeing?

this comes from the Yahoo Weaving List, thought it funny enough to share here.

There’s a difference between ‘dying’ and ‘dyeing’!
Beth Kollé

I tell this story on my dye list every couple of years or so:

I was waiting in the supermarket checkout when my husband called to me.
He was holding up something for me to see: “Can we have this with dinner
tomorrow?”

I replied: “No, I’m going to dye tomorrow, remember? I won’t have time.”

“Oh that’s right, I forgot”, he said and walked off to return the item
to the shelf.

I happened to catch the expression on the face of the woman behind me in
line. Her eyebrows had shot up to her hairline.

Carol W.

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