Having an embarrassment of riches when it comes to fiber, and in particular, Shetland wool, I decided to dye a fleece that I bought in 2018 for a project. This lovely fleece came from a sheep named “Orianne”. I had been thinking about weaving a blanket using traditional Arts and Crafts period colors: terra cotta … More What Happens When Math Trips You Up?
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Just started aggregating the blogs that I follow on the “Bloglovin” app and it asked me to claim my blog this way. Sorry that this seems like a random entry. I’ll be writing a REAL post soon.
Early in January, I had the opportunity to participate in a Sheep To Shawl competition at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg. For those who may not know what is involved in this type of competition, here’s the rundown. A sheep is sheared, the fiber is fluffed up (carded), the fiber is spun into yarn … More Speed Weaving and Spinning
In September, I was fortunate enough to take my first fiber dyeing workshop. We dyed cellulose (think cotton, tencel) fibers and fabric. Our site was a Russian Orthodox Church that is now being renovated by a young couple with a lot of energy. Next, came a trip-of-a-lifetime to New Zealand. What a beautiful country. Being … More Fiber Journeys
Well, I just couldn’t wait for the regular writing cycle for these blogs to wrap up (accidental pun) the series on my handspun, handwoven blanket. When we last left the project, I had planned out the yardage I’d need to weave. I knew that to weave a blanket that was wide enough after it came … More Shetland Tartan Blanket (Conclusion)
In July, I posted a picture of my favorite salad. It’s something I look forward to nearly everyday, and happened as a result of a journey I’ve been on for about 4 years (more successful at times than at others). A few years ago, after having gone through Chemotherapy and Radiation for Breast Cancer, I … More Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition-Reboot
It’s been way too long since I made a post. Guess I’ve been busy. Actually, I’ve been working on weaving projects for holiday gifts. I’d love to share pictures, but I’d better wait until the gifts are given, just in case the people receiving them are following the blog (and I know some of you … More Loyalhannon Spinners
In the last post, about totem poles, I said that I try to pay attention to recurring themes. Today, I made another connection. This is the statue called “Vulcan” that looks down from Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. Here’s “The Keeper of the Plains” statue in Wichita, Kansas. Two iconic statues that have crossed my … More Connections
This summer I’ve encountered several totem poles. When there’s a recurring theme, I’ve learned to pay attention to it. I’m not sure what it means, except that I have enjoyed my encounters and will enjoy exploring other connections. Here is the totem pole that stands outside the Mid-America All Indian Center in Wichita, Kansas. This … More Totem Poles
Sorry that it’s been so long since the last post. Life happens. Nothing too bad, just busy. To continue with the previous post about mapping and organizing my mind… In the last six years, I’ve closed my law practice and joined my husband’s financial planning practice as an administrative assistant. My job is to organize … More Organizing My Mind (Part 2)