Today I began preparing black Shetland wool from “Nightshade’s” fleece to spin for the Tour de Fleece event beginning on Saturday. I mentioned this before in the post about “Spinner Central” and in the “Acupuncture and Washing Fleece” post. I used my English Combs to comb small amounts of fiber at a time. … More Fiber Prep for Tour de Fleece
This weekend I was in Wichita, Kansas again and was able to take pictures of the “Keeper of The Plains” statue. The whole plaza and statue area are peaceful and a great place to spin, also.
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Wichita, Kansas, where my son is doing musical theatre productions for MTWichita. While there I visited the Mid America All Indian Center. It was listed in a Wichita tourist guide and sounded like something fun to see. It was. I’d never been to Wichita before and was interested … More Heritage
OK, it’s not often that I can say that I’ve been stabbed on purpose and prepared fiber for spinning in one day. But today was one of those days. Sunday, I was hanging a new bee trap (to catch yellow jackets, not honey bees) and, wouldn’t you know it, I had a stowaway. When I … More Acupuncture and Washing Fleece (AKA “What did you do today, honey?”)
Monday night is “Spinner Central” at my local yarn store, Natural Stitches. It’s a time when local spinners can bring their wheels and spindles and sit around and chat while they spin. We usually bring projects we’ve been working on for Show and Tell. Who says you have to be in grade school to do … More Spinner Central
Back to my journey in writing. There was a long hiatus before I wrote much after grade school. I didn’t have to write much in college, as a music performance major. I don’t have any of my writings from those years. I don’t even have any of the writing that I did while getting my … More Spinning Yarns (Figuratively) Part 3
I can’t resist a little follow-up from the post a couple of days ago. I pulled out “Sir Groofelis of Biglit” and the horse story (called “A Full Time Friend”) and tried to read them. What I discovered was that “Sir Groofelis” was a very short story, and “A Full Time Friend” was a very … More Spinning Yarns (Figuratively) Part 2
Just couldn’t resist this cute baby in our backyard. His mom was not far behind.
It started in Law School in 1988. I had just read Scott Turrow’s book, “1L” and was determined to write about my day-to-day experiences as a first year law student at Syracuse University. I bought a blank journal and began to write. Wait…no actually it began in 6th grade when I wrote a story for … More Spinning Yarns (Figuratively) Part 1