We have been hit with the flu, school has been missed, and house work has been ignored. We’ve spent our time cuddled under blankets with books and “pizza”
Or consuming large amounts of coffee to get us through the day
We won’t let it get us down, there is far to much to do.
Despite the freezing rain coming down outside, we have flowers popping up
We have veggies of all kinds making appearances in our indoor greenhouse
and we have 150 new babies
Making friends with old babies.
My wheel has been fixed and the cake batter romney yarn has been plyed.
Wool combs have arrived
and I can already see a large difference between combing and carding, also carding already combed fiber is softer than regular carded fiber.
The merino for instance. Combed vs carded. Not perfect as I am realizing this merino was picked out when I had no idea how to pick wool and I have a lot of second cuts it appears. I know better now.
Look how nice and clean the romney looks, free of dirt and neps.
Combed and carded together.
My mind is racing with different ideas for this wool. Will I stick it on Etsy, will I dye it and spin it? I’m just not sure. I can say that I am very excited for the fiber festival in a few weeks.
Have a great day folks!
I came down with a bug over the last couple of days, usually where I would normally contemplate avoiding housework in favor of playing with yarn or my new sewing machine, I spent the better part of two days asleep on my comfy couch, not wanting to touch anything in the times I had been awake.
I did however fall off the Pinterest wagon, which was fantastic because for the first time I am in the position to host my first Thanksgiving dinner and while I will most likely fail at half of the ideas I fell in love with on Pinterest, I’ll have fun trying & I will take pictures along the way!
We are so very close to finishing the Greenhouse, we along with Toph’s parents have been working hard for weeks trying to finish it before snow. Although it has snowed several times, luckily it hasn’t stuck.
We have however has time for a bit of fun
We take Halloween very seriously.
Now here is a project I have been working on for awhile (among the several orders I have been lucky enough to have gotten over the last couple of weeks)
I have a long way to go to finish this wonky stars quilt, my new machine has been so fantastic and the only issue I have was brought on by myself piecing things the wrong way.
Have a great day folks!!
We are now in the process of putting the greenhouse up on our property, a nice warm home for the animals fix winter.
There are a lot of rocks up here on our part of New England, we should sell them 😉
A lot of digging had to be done to remove said rocks to get the poles in the ground.
After today’s storm, that blew our trampoline away, I’m slightly worried about the greenhouse holding up.
I am excited to announce that I got my Christmas present early this year, something I’ve badly needed.
My old machine..well it was just not working very well for me anymore…nor anyone else who tried to use it. I was able to trade it in for a couple sewing feet!
I had previously borrowed my friend’s ambition essential and fell in love, I’m a happy girl and I’m happy about sales, without which this would not have happened.
I have been working on one special project, I’ve tried a couple times to make this and never finished….nor even gotten as far as I currently am. However I am almost done.
Leif’s birthday is coming up and I am making a life size Hobbes tiger. I am using the pattern from SukiGirl~~ changed just slightly. Using a I hook, HDC instead of SC, 10 in the magic ring for body & head, 8 for legs and arms. I am hoping to have it finished in the next 7 days.
Have a great day folks!