Monday, December 24, 2007

My swap package for the Winter Wonderland Coffee Exchange is here

Hi all,

I am so happy today at 6:35 this evening I heard talking outside the front door. The inside door was open a little way but the storm one was closed. Well I opened the door and the Post Person had just delivered another package to me. An guess what it was from Sarah!! Yes the same Sarah that sent me that lovely felted purse. She some howgot matched up to me in this swap as well. Look at these goodies. I told hubby I'll share coffee and the bread when I make it but sorry there is no negotiating the pretzels lol. I eat them 2 at a time I only allow myself 4 a day if I need to have that crunchy sound. This way they last quite awhile!!

I got 3 skiens of Plymouth Gall way yarn, 2 balls of ribbon yarn, Snowman Tea Light Lamp, A beautiful tea cup & saucer, Pumpkin Bread Mix (it's in the oven now Wink ). 2 kinds of Starbucks coffee one is Holiday blend and the other is Sumartra (Yummy), a red heart ornamnt with a snowman on it (on our tree now) and of course 2 half pound bags of the Hard Sourdough pretzels!! My hubby said I am a spoiled lady lol. He is going to flip when I tell him tomorrow how I hid his presents in plain sight for almost 2 monts lol. Well I also finall got my yarn order from Mystic Yarn Creations. What an ebay killing I made anyway will show that loot in my next post. Michael's not feeling well so I need to take care of him now.

Merry Christmas Santa & Happy New Year ,


Friday, December 14, 2007

My weekend projects

Hi Ya folks,

Well this weekend I will be redoing my chair. I have the fabric and have found the staples for the staple gun. I will also be trying to figure out how to start a bobbin lol. I got late to class and missed that part. Hey half the fun is figuring out what works best for you as long as the end results are the same right? Tonight we are going to the children's pageant at church so I must get ready. Hey have you seen my lovely daughter and grandchildren lately? No you say well I have posted some pictures for you. Of course the chair for the before shot lol. I just love Fridays it is date night for us too lol.

Weekend 1 folks,


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Some new fiber and gifts

Hi Ya

Here is some of the new eBay fibers that I have won. I have Tristian (tri-color) alpaca raw; Bright colored mohair rovings; Chocolate, black, white wool/mohair roving, Silk/Camel 50/50 roving and some beautiful Louet Picaso roving. Then I got my Christmas around the world knitters swap package from Shama, and my Market bag from Beth from the Bag-a-holic group. This is a short post as I am going to go watch Bourne Ultimatum.

Have a Good Night all,


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It has come My life is for ever changed!!!!!!!!!

Well the bell rang at 6:30 last night and I yelled for Michael to get it. I was drying off Angus. Yes he had to learn the hard way not to follow his sister so close. He was running after her and she stopped short and he bounced off her butt and "splash" right into the cold pool water. Thank goodness I was there to get him out. Anyway Michael get the door and I hear him talking then the door shut. I hear him moving things in the front room. So I come out and he said "is this what you have been waiting for? Santa came early, hesaid this took up too much room in the sleigh." Yes hallelujah the wheel is here!! Talk about fiber over loud!! Francelle whom my hubby purchased the wheel from packed it with bags of fiber in addition to packing wrap. I have 6 -6 oz. bags of corridale wool, 4 bags of a nice dark brown w/grey-siler strands in it. Another bag of grey wool, a bag of a lovely sky blue color wool, another bag of white wool dyed light blue!! Plus 2 lazy kate's and "six" bobbins

I put the wheel together and used citrus oil cleaner on the wood and in January I will stencil humming birds and ivy on the wheel and give it a coat of polyurethane to protect it. Now I just have to choose betwen two names. These names are: Erlina which means Noble Woman or Walehla which means Hummingbird. So I have a picture of my new wheel and of my dh and Iggy. Y'all should have seen Angus jump when Michael let Iggy down on the floor it was too funny. Well this is short I have to finish the last 2 swap boxes so they can be mailed this week. Then it is on to finishing family gifts to go up to the North East.
Have a great night spinners and knitters!



Friday, December 7, 2007

My Wheel is on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited my Ashford Traditional wheel will be here sometime next week coming all the way from WY.My dh got it for me for Christmas. I had one "non" negotional term and that was it had to be used.

I am so excited my Ashford Traditional wheel will be here sometime next week coming all the way from WY.My dh got it for me for Christmas. I had one "non" negotional term and that was it had to be used. Once I get the hang of spinning then maybe for my birthday we can look into getting a new one. He won it on eBay!! I am truly blessed because of all the "extra" things that are coming with it. I'll have "2" lazy kate's and "6" yes "6" bobbins, plus a poop load of fiber as well. Plus last week were at the KCM store and we found this vintage sewing chair. I purchased remnant fabric and will reupholster it. Then I can store my spindles and other small things inside of it. I am just having a ball. I am still working on the shawl for my grandmother and hope to have it finished by the first of the year or sooner. I finally nished the bag for the bag swap I joined now I am just pulling together my Christmas swap and then my next one is due I believe in January it is a coffee swap. Well it is late and need to get some rest. Tmorrow I will post pictures of my daughter and granddaughters. I miss them and my parent very much as do all my family memebers that live in other states, especially my best buddy Deb who I call sista. Hope to visit her sometime next year.
Well Weekend 1 all,

Saturday, December 1, 2007

My first spindle full of yarn

Well here it is my white angora with the grey tips. From a French Angora bunny, Then my 9 ounces of bamboo. Then the Majestic colorway merino roving and my Cocobolo wood top whorl spindle. Well this is sort I know but I will post longer over the weekend and will have some more photos too!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas Around the World


Well I have most of the goodies that I am going to send now I just have to find the right pattern and yarn to send to my partner. Then I also have a bag I am making for the Bag-a-holics exchange. The Winterland Coffee exchange and I think that might be it. But then again I could be wrong lol. This years is hand made gift giving for me for the most part. I will start the sewing tomorrow when I return from doctor's appointment.

I have used my new swift and ball winder today and ya know what? Life is good lol, I do not have to go to the LYS to wind my yarn now. So I save time now, plus I am getting ready to wind my first ball of yarn that I spun on the drop spindle it is gerat fun. But I have a bit much on the spindle so time to wind it!! Well it is late and I need to get some more things done before calling it a nice will have some pictures to post this week.
Have A Nice Day ,

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rita is back to her normal self & More fiber photos

Pilgrim Y'all

Wow last week was a crazy one for us. Our litle Rita got very sick from dog food that we had been feeding them. She is older than Angus by 5 years so it hit her real hard. She was treated for Hemorraghic Enteritis and Pancreatits. We alsmot had to put her down, but that good for alternative medicine!! she is just about done with her meds. Angus just had runny poops for a bit but her is ok so far. It is almost time for Thanksgiving I will get the last of the things tomorrow it's just me, hubby, Rita & Angus plus the girls. Their grammy has to work that day. Right now it is nap time and I am able to make this entry in my blog. Well I went to the spinning class on Saturday and I had such a great time!! There was also another lady that did not know how to spin so I did not feel left out. This was the beyong Basics class. I am proud to say that I can use the double treadle now. I practiced and adjusted the tension and now I am doing good. I just need to be shown how to start a bobbin. But the spindling is great!! I am using the tiger eye spindle and I had a fair amount of yarn on it. It is not great yarn but hey, you have to start from the begining and with pratice one can only get better!

I am workin on the bag for my swap partner Beth and had to change the pattern and yarn but it will come out just great!! I have my coffee partner and my Christmas around the world knitter exchange partner as well. But next year I think I will limit the amount of exchanges and swaps I do lol. Any way here are more pictures from the fiber festival. The yarns there were out of this world. But I had to make a choice between yarn and fiber, so since I have quite a bit in my stash already for yarns and more on the way from my eBay winnings I chose "FIBER". Right now I am spindling fiber from a llama called Spotlight. So far I just love using the raw llama. One reason is it does not have to be carded and it is pretty clean just a few pieces of alfalfa now and again. So I just put the bag on the floor and grab the fiber as I need it. I am working toward getting a full spindle worth and should have that done by Friday. I wanted to get a used wheel to start for my spinning but Michael wants to get me a new one, since he is paying for it new is the way we'll go. That is the only present that I know of so far lol. I already have one of his gifts already hidden here in the house. Well I need to get the salmon out to dethaw so I can steam it for dinner tonight.
Okay now I'll tell you what the pictures are: 1: Wool yarn & Boucle yarn from Rosewood Yarns; Fawn colored Hucaya Alpaca; Cream colored Suri Alpaca; Wool tapestry in progress and the last one is bags of Raw Llama fiber. I will post more photo later in the week. So for now adios!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Some Photo's from Kids-n-Ewe~Part 1

Well here are some of the pictures. A little late getting them posted. A charming older woman was making the lace that is on green table. The next picture is of a dyeing class, then this is a "Suri" alpaca. The fiber looks like dread locks. The bottom picture is 3-3 oz. bags of jewel-toned bamboo fibers ready to spin. Been a busy day and then we went to Golden Corral for dinner. Dinner was free for veterans past and present. I was good I ate veggies in my salad and had my protein. Well I am exhausted and have to get up early since I have to go to the Lone Start Loom Room to sign up for the spinning class on Saturday. Tons of fiber to spin!! Will post more pictures tomorrow.