Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cold January Day in Ohio

Here it is..2015 already.
It has been a while since I posted anything here.
What else is there to do on cold January days in Ohio?
Instead of mending, painting, cleaning, ordering garden seeds or
cleaning off the seeding bench, I chose to finally turn some Border Leicester curly fluff into string.
I haven't worked with this fiber before, and there will be a bit of experimenting.
Finally filled a bobbin with some hand-carded fiber. I think I will try Navajo plying. 
It was a good project to get the old spinning wheel back into adjustment in honor
of Roc Day.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sunny days are the best

Remember, I said the other day, that I can't get good sunrise pictures.
I still can't.  When I went out this morning with the dogs,
the landscape was cold and the sun was coming up to warm
some pretty special landscape.  One comes to love what you have and
where you live..because what else is there to do with it?
 The leaves are off the trees and the view across our valley is spectacular in the morning.
I have no idea whose barn this is but I like seeing it over there.
 Directly across the valley is a modern dairy farm complex.  We can see
movement over there nearly 24 hours a day.  My husband calls it a village.

I saved the best for last.  The little white church steeple,  It has been an inspiration.
The sun picks it up the very first thing.  I used to see it out the kitchen window until our
windbreak pines grew too tall. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sunset, Sunrise, and Sleying a Dragon

Sunset come and sunsets mostly go.
As sunsets go..this one was a pretty good one.
Unfortunately the only thing that came in
before dark was an opossum..and even it came too
late to get it's picture taken.

Koko and Scarlet made me get up for the sunrise this morning.
It was awesome, but I live in a place where sunsets are better.

With the loooong winter we've had, one would think I would
be done with the winter goals..but I have to hurry if I am going
to finish sleying that dragon.
Yes...sleying is the verb used to describe threading single threads of a warp
through the reed on a loom. Yes...I did that and more.
This is my practice piece..meant to learn a little more about weaving.