Thursday, September 23, 2010


The onions and squash are harvested. Tomatoes and basil have been processed. Jars of black raspberry jam and gingered pear preserves fill the shelves.
Blueberries and grape juice wait in the freezer for a time when they will also be made into jam.
There are still two sheep left to shear before the end of the month. I’ve been washing and dyeing wool to be sent out for processing.
I took time out over the weekend to join the Ravelry Antique Wheel Virtual Spin-in on the weekend and despite current foot issues got a little skein done.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Another Endless Mountains Fiber Festival has passed and days later I’m still trying to catch up with things around the house. I bought fiber that I don’t grow myself - - angora and mohair that needs to be washed so it will go to the head of the line. I started shearing the sheep yesterday so that will need to be washed and dyed, too.

Cyndy gave me this beautiful threader for my tape looms.

Debbie Knelly, Knellykreations, lured me into her booth with the promise of chocolate where I wish I had realized she would be willing to swap one of her wonderful baskets for something of ours!

Ron Walter and Kitty Bell stopped by the booth and brought a couple of double flyer wheels for Cyndy to try out in preparation for her presentation at the Coverlet Museum in Bedford, PA Oct. 16. There are a couple of their double flyer wheels with the drive wheel above the flyers – like the one Cyndy is spinning on - - in the photo on the Coverlet Museum’s home page.

Fred made new stands to display the nostepinnes and new Russian supported spindles which showed them off perfectly. Cyndy wore out her fingers demonstrating the supported spindles and most of the ones we brought sold.
Although the weather was chilly on Sunday, it was still fun and grand to see friends we hadn’t seen in years.