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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Frozen

Found some beauty in this miserable cold morning.

 -19 degrees this morning here in PA.

Karen

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wearable Cotton Candy

 Wool in soft pinks.
Loosely needle felted.
 Speckled in gold thread.
 Fuzzy
 Cotton candy stitches.
Simple

Karen

Monday, February 16, 2015

Catching Up

It's hard not to be in a funk at this time of year.
We rarely see the sun, and the snow, ice and freezing temps are getting old.
This was the snow storm we had on Saturday.
I have a feeling these geese wish they had gone south.

This morning it was -15 degrees when I woke up and this is what the sky looked like.
So cold it was difficult to breathe, but the colors in the sky were amazing.

This little guy flew smack into the glass door today and was knocked senseless for an hour or so.
I scooped him up and put him on a warm towel and he eventually flew off.

I've been practicing my spinning lately.
This little corner is where you'll find me most days.





Been crocheting when I'm not spinning.
 Taught a friend how to make felt beads.
 This afternoon the dye pot was on the stove.
Testing out some new fleece and dye colors.
 I knew this vintage drying rack would come in handy one day.
Took a break from fiber on Saturday to spend some time with my Valentine.
 And last but not least, I finished reading "Adventures in Yarn Farming".
A must read if you love fiber.
I hope you've been keeping busy and beating the depression that winter seems to bring.
See you soon.
Karen



Friday, January 30, 2015

It's Piling Up Out There

Yesterday was such a blustery day.
The schools in this area closed at noon and today are opening a couple of hours late.
 I haven't left the house all week and Jack is disgusted by it all, knowing he won't be going for his walk  any time soon.
I've been practicing my spinning while I'm stuck inside.
Tried some coils or bee hives or whatever these are.
Pretty uneven and not very fluffy, but I'm figuring it out.

 Today I'll be taking a break from the spinning and doing some much needed cleaning.
I'll be back to spinning again for the weekend.
Been doing some crochet work in the evenings and hope to have some photos of some finished pieces soon.
Stay safe and warm everyone. It's awful out there.

Karen

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow Day

I'm taking a snow day today.
I started by sleeping in and now I'm watching "ellen".
Jack and I are inside looking out as the snow is piling up.
I fed the birds first thing this morning.
When the feeder is empty they show up on the porch to let me know.

Since the snow is making it more difficult for the deer to find food, they too check the bird feeder every day.
I've been considering making a trip to the feed mill for some corn.
This is the mama deer…
and these are her babies.
They're eating all my trees and shrubs.
Aren't they beautiful?
When the snow stops and the roads are cleared I'll be making that trip to the feed mill.
I think it's going to be less expensive than replacing all my trees.
 Karen


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Imagine

My word for 2015 is IMAGINE.
 I never imagined I'd be spinning my own yarn.
Carded wool with bits of silk. 
 Imagining what I can create with this.
I imagined some beads made from Anita's pink hair.
 I will string them and hang them from her photo.
 A lid cover made from a my hand spun wool and silk yarn.
 I trimmed it in some really beautiful locks that I bought here.
Check out their fiber…it's gorgeous!
Imagination.
 Imagining.
Fiber

Thanks
Karen