Thursday, July 09, 2015

Wheel and Spindle

Yesterday I spun a lot of the brown alpaca. I'm hoping to finishing stuffing this bobbin full soon and then finish a different fiber I had previously started before doing more brown alpaca on the wheel.

I have also been spinning some on my spindle, especially if my back is already sore from the wheel (or dishes or anything else).  I can sit back on the couch and still get some spinning in and feel productive. 

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Tour de Fleece 2015

Tour de Fleece 2015 runs from July 4th through July 26th (the same days as the Tour de France race).  They spin, and we spin - see how that works?

This year has been a little more special.  As I prepared to work on my spinning every day for almost a month, my family noticed.  My husband pulled out an old spindle he had given up on and passed on to me and decided to try again.  While helping him get started, my girls found their old spindles (they were in with my tools but each had an initial on them) and some random white roving.  We had a small trip to Webs the day before starting, and my son (who doesn't spin yet) bought some yarn to practice his knitting.

It is hot and humid, and they are still playing video games and spending hours reading books... but fiber is all around the house (actually, it is, the white roving they chose tends to get wispy and stick to things!) and it is pretty nice to see spindles in use before bedtime!  The big question is what will happen when that small bag of roving is gone...

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Happy Star Wars Day!

My traditional repost from years past:

*update for this year* Tomato is not wearing his T-shirt today, but instead is decorating his potato car for the potato derby tonight at church!  We are also making deserts for that event, but not star wars themed....  and we have a new link for you! Piano Guys!

Happy Star Wars day to you all! May the Fourth be with you always! :)

I'm not quite sure how we will celebrate (aside from Little Tomato wearing his star wars shirt - he thinks it's really cool that it has a darth vader helmet on the front - and back!)

There will probably be game playing (lego starwars and lego clonewars) and perhaps some movie watching, and I'm almost positive we'll be playing my kids favorite you-tube song. Although I don't think the festivities will continue into food (I'm just not big on decorated cupcakes - I do like puns though, anyone got anything normal I can make that can pun its way into star wars territory?) we'll try to have a day without any fear, anger, or hate and with ewoks lots of singing and you can sing along.

Let us know how you celebrate this fun day!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Music stuck in my head

Songs that got stuck in my head on the drive home last night...

Next To Me

I'm Yours

Catch My Breath

Like any of them?  What's stuck in your head?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ten on Tuesday: Valentine's Day

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day:

1. Give a gift

2. Make cards (especially with kids, or with good tools - not necessarily both at the same time)

3. Decorate cookies

4. Preform a service

5. Do an anonymous service

6. Decorate the house in pinks and reds and sparkles (which I don't do!)

7.  Give a hug

8. Give a kiss

9. Tell someone you love them

10. ...and of course, I wouldn't say no to breakfast in bed!