Monthly Archives: June 2008

My Home Made Distaff

Have I said before how much I am enjoying spinning…both with spindle and with wheel?  I thought perhaps I had…  The only slight irritation I’ve had is having to stop, pick up the new piece of roving, find the end and … Continue reading

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Spinning From the Fold .. Tutorial by Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont is my guru.. although she has no idea who I am..lol  Her You.Tube videos taught me to spin using a hand spindle and from that minute on spinning has been a wonderful part of my life.  On her blog … Continue reading

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My Kool Aid Keeps Splitting!

I finished hand spinning 1600 yards of mixed wool the other day.  I finally decided that I wanted to dye it in two batches.. a small batch (500 yds) of lemon yellow and the large batch (1100 yds) purple.  The … Continue reading

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My Site Feed Stolen….Blogged.com is a thief!

I have not now or ever signed up for blogged.com to grab my entire blog and show every post and photo on their feed… It seems that for me to even claim the blog as mine I must register with … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Cross Stitch Patterns…Free!

There’s been a lot going on for the last week!  Anyway, while I am catching my breath, try these gorgeous little hummingbirds…they are luscious!  A big Thank You  goes out to Jenny Rasmussen for her designs and her willingness to … Continue reading

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Heart Disease in Women

In October 2006 I had a cardiac cath with stent placement.  It had taken over a year of going from doctor to cardiologist and back to doctor and back to cardiologist ad nauseum for them to finally settle upon a … Continue reading

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Nalbinding Knit Stitch

It’s been a while since Alix put her page up  with the stitches and pattern how-tos.  Her page was the first that I had seen that actually used and showed how to use the nalbinding knit stitch.  In the process … Continue reading

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