I don't believe I've introduced the newest inhabitant of the Cozy Cottage! Everyone, meet Possum, who came home with us after we settled affairs for my grandmother last November. The boy spent about 8 hours in his carrier, then Houdinied it OPEN during the last half hour and came to sit in the passenger seat with mom. His 16 lb butt is livin large as a house cat here, and with no mice to catch anymore, he catches toys and plays with Persephone! Best friends!
Today, I'm celebrating five finished skeins of handspun yarn! Yes, folks, the twist is set and my heart is full! Today is just one of the most peaceful days I have experienced in a long while. And what do I do when I'm at peace? I work with my fiber. I work with my fiber and I write. I write and become lost. And found. It centers me, but on a higher level, for a higher purpose. Today's word is kindness. And through kindness may we find bliss. Working with the fiber spirits this morning made me feel just gleeful. What brings a flutter to your heart today?
Today's Spin on the Electric Eel Wheel from Dreaming Robots was a Perendale yarn ( From the Perendale sheep of New Zealand) plied with today's finished Mermaid Tears embroidery floss and a little bit of my banana fiber yarn (to finish it off. I was about a yard short on embroidery floss and wanted to use up that little bit of banana fiber yarn.) I think it will be perfect for weaving and plan to weave some up soon! I had thought when I started spinning that I wouldn't sell anything I spun myself, but my hand spun pile is growing ever bigger. I thought I'd see how it felt though, if someone were to purchase something so special to me. Perhaps it could feel really awesome and empowering! Knowing that someone had an eye for one of my favorite creations really would send me over the moon with glee. So I'm putting it out there in the universe, Who hears this fiber spirit's call? $35
In the prospect of upcoming WBFP showcases, I'm prepping some hoops this morning! Chickens and sheep are the main characters in this parade, but I also finished a lovely goddess of sunshine as well. Now, the question remains--regular chickens or fantasy chickens?? I'm thinking regular chickens first, and fantasy chickens could come later depending on time. A chicken usually takes me around an hour, and a sheep a little less, so I figure I'll attempt to do one animal a day as well as while I listen to my audiobook for our Agricultural Policy class in the WBFP. You know, I may work on the Livestock Conservancy chicken list for my normal chickens, so that people will know who they are. As I write this, I'm actually taking a break from writing name cards for all of my creations so that people can have a little bit of an introduction to their new fiber spirits. I've been experimenting with what to call my creation type collectively, and practically everything I do is fiber related. I like to think of my creations as full of life, wild-spirited, so I'm calling my creations, The Fiber Spirits. Now, enjoy the new fiber spirit habitats before I stitch out some sheepies!
Yesterday was my birthday! Year 22, a year of abounding creativity! And what does one do on such a lovely birthday? They paint with their friends, Tie dye with the beloved one, and munch on sushi and cake!
Here are the colourways we created last night, yet to be named, yet to be wound onto bobbins. Name suggestions welcome! Winner gets a free skein, usually $5. Imagine the beauty of meditation stitching with such beautiful, natural variegation of colour!
Part of my SYRP project is learning how to dye! So far, I'm working with tie dye (Pictured) and acid dyes (which I'll post separately.) I love it so much my box is getting filled! $5 a skein! Help me start my business by working with my products--great for embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint, friendship bracelets, sewing thread and more! Each colourway comes with a name card!
I recently acquired a collection of wools from around the world. This 25 gram sample from Finland spun up beautifully and will be plied together with green in the Beehives style!
One of the latest yarns I have spun, and a definite favorite. This is art yarn, and may be used for display or weaving!
Disco Chicken of Love
sTate fair ready!
seed starting 2019
ky state fair quilt
A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.