Monthly Archives: March 2015

Weaving in Spring, I hope

Well, we have had some lovely Spring-like days here in South Dakota. BUT, today it is COLD. So back to weaving and spinning. Currently spinning merino top and currently weaving on the Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom a BRIGHT Pink scarf.

The weather was perfect outside weather, Saturday and Sunday, so I warped my little loom and went outside to weave. I also dragged the wheel out onto the upper deck so I could spin and space.

Here is the latest weaving off the Ashford. I did it in almost all natural fibers with a few commercial dyed yarns woven randomly throughout. I am teaching a weaving class in Wyoming in June and wanted some samples of what you can do with the fiber off of your local (or your own) sheep. I live about 3 hours from Brown Sheep company so I threw in some awesome bulky spun purple just for fun. The greys are Icelandic from a local shepherd.

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Next comes warping the Macomber CP-24 with cotton warp for dish towels! Excited to get to those too.

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Dresses, Blogs and Technology

I ordered 3 dresses, 3 different styles and 2 colors to “try on” for the wedding. I narrowed it down to two and finally one! I am excited! The dress is soft, comfortable and flattering. These are hard things to come by when you are “BIG”. So, again, thanks for the internet.

Speaking of the internet, I have made some good friends on the internet. I regularly follow several blogs, some tell me by email when the owners have posted, the others I just look at every other day. I consider these blogs as necessary to my day. I so enjoy seeing what they are doing in their lives in ME, WV, NY, PEI, FL, WA and NYC; what their weather is like; what they enjoy or are upset about; basically what they are living! It gives me a sense that all of our lives matter and what we are dealing with is usually dealt with by everyone, everywhere, some time or the other. Also these blogs are inspiring. They inspire me to write, to blog, to create and pursue my passions, even if my passions are miles away from what my favorite bloggers are passionate about. Do you follow any blogs? Do you get upset or inspired by someone else life?

Technology. I love it! I remember hating the thought of having a computer in our home. That was about 30 years ago. NOW? Now I can’t believe what my life would be like without my computer! I can get more info from a Google search than I ever could from books or telephone calls in the past. I still read books, paper books along with digital Kindle books, but now when I need to find a dress for a wedding I look on-line. When I want to know what is being served at my local restaurant, I Google the place and read the menu (or sometimes order and pick it up later). Need a recipe for supper? Want to make a greeting card at home? Looking for a phone number? No problem, just go onto the internet, or your own computer and find or create what you need. Love it.

Phones: I used to hate them. Now, I use my phone for everything: calendar, phone, camera, email, grocery list, weather forecast, write a document, send photos of my dress to my son, his fiancee and my husband all at once! Love it.

Can hardly wait to see what they figure out next for our technology.

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