Category Archives: Fiber Preparation

Apple Leef Farm… Second Saturday Spin-In Day! (free patterns)

This time last Saturday I was on my way to Van Alstyne, TX with my friend Pat.  It was my first time to attend a spin-in and the first time to Apple Leef Farm.  What a lovely day!  I had … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Patterns.com, Crafty Diversions.com, My Tablet Weaving and SAFF

Thought I would drop in and let everyone know that Free Quilt Patterns.com has some new quilt patterns on their awesome site of hundred or more free quilt patterns…   I’m using the little snowman clipart to remind myself that … Continue reading

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Please Get Permission….

I have put several free patterns that were created by me  up on this site.  They were uploaded with the thought in mind that others might like to use them.  If they are  used  for personal use… that’s great.  If they are … Continue reading

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Snail/Mushroom Quilt Block

I’ve been working at coming up with a quilt block using my signature snail drawing.  (At least that’s what one of my sons calls it..lol   He says I drew this snail 30 years ago and never quit… ;o)  I taped … Continue reading

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I Think I’ll Make a Quilt…

We cleaned out our closets yesterday.    There were large lawn bags full of stuff that will go to Salvation Army.  But I did keep a stack of things out to cut up and make into fabric for quilts… I spent … Continue reading

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New Wool… at last… (free scarf pattern)

We made a trip to Durant yesterday and replenished the wool supply.  I love to go to Ozark Carding Mills, LLC … the only problem is that I can spend us into bankruptcy in just a few minutes…lol  The cotton … Continue reading

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Dyeing Shocker!

I finished spinning enough Corriedale to make a warp for the Corriedale/Alpaca … with the thought to weave a scarf.   I was looking for a way to come up with green… you know… blue and yellow make green.  Well..believe me…grape … Continue reading

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Resourse of Sheep Breeds and Their Wool

  In one of my spindling groups today,  a url was brought up that I found so very helpful I thought I would share with everyone.  This information came together in the form of a swap done in 1995 by … Continue reading

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Those Darn Socks! and Save Handmade!

I finally finished those socks that I have remade a half dozen times… DH has worn them now a few times to sleep in and has pronounced them good, so I guess it was all worth it..lol   Now I will … Continue reading

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Flu? Illegal to sell hand made baby booties?

I know it has been a while since I posted…life got a bit busy, then of all things, DH came down with something like the flu… now I have it.   And have had it for 4 days or so…  I … Continue reading

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