Thursday, June 10, 2021

Spin de Fleece 2021

 Tour de France is coming up June 26th, and that means that Spin de Fleece is also coming up!

Spin de Fleece is an event on that follows the same dates as the Tour de France.  When they are 'spinning' we try to spin too!  

Please come check it out. 

You can find it here.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Merry Christmas!

 Hello all, :)

I thought I would share with you a papercraft project that I did (with some help from dh -'dear husband').

We created handmade Christmas cards this year, using an owl cutout I had on Cricut.  We enjoyed spending the time together making them.  They were made using some fresh cardstock, but also a lot of recycled cards from Christmases past. 

Which is your favorite?

Friday, December 4, 2020

The results of Spin de Fleece

Sorry I haven't posted since September. I figured I would show you the results of my Spin de Fleece.  I was able to get two spinning projects done.  Here is the first.  I think it turned out pretty nice.

I then started a second project. This one with two different fibers.  Here are the two fibers on their individual bobbins.

I then spun them together to create two skeins, plus the one bobbin had a little extra, so that was spun on itself to create the mini skein.

So I think that was a productive spin de fleece!  I look forward to spinning more in the future.  Hopefully before the next Tour de France!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Day 10 - Tour de Fleece / Spin de Fleece Update

So I haven't been able to spin every day, but I have finished my first bag of fiber!   Here is the plied yarn still on the bobbin.  I will let it rest before skeining and measuring it.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Tour de Fleece 2020 - Day 3

 I decided to participate in Tour de Fleece 2020 and thought I am only starting now on Day 3, I did dust off my wheel and have done some spinning...

This is the fiber I used.

And here is what I ended up with for my spin.

I think it turned out pretty good. My hands seemed to remember what to do !

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Yard Work so far this spring

So I thought I would share some of what I've done so far this spring.

Last year we had removed 3 arborvitae trees from this corner of the house.  This spring, it's taken me about a month, with a little help from Rob .. to clean the rocks, lay down rubber mats under the trash cans, move the edging by those mats out to make it better. and regraded the ground in the corner, so that it will slope away from the house instead of to the house.  Here is what it looks like now.  Still needs a little raking and putting down more grass seed right on the lawn part here, but it's much better than what it was.

And here are the two pots that I put in the corner to add some interest and camouflage the drain pipe a little bit.

And then I added a couple of large pots around the patio. Still need a lot of work on the rocks to clean them. but I'll get to it eventually. 

Here are my two pots of herbs ...

And a few pots with flowers that I just planted up tonight.

 This one below, will hopefully have some morning glory climbing up the trellis ...
with petunias around the edge.

My bulb bed is getting ready to bloom ... Don't have flowers for the large blue pot yet .. still working on that.

And here is one of our trees in full bloom tonight ...

I have purchased a few tomatoes and green peppers this year.  I'll try to get these in the garden tomorrow night after work. There just wasn't time tonight before it got dark.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Postcard #4 - Yeah!

So I received another postcard yesterday!  This is fun seeing the postcards from all over.
This one is from a state park in Alabama. Laurel Falls, DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama.