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2014 in Review

Again, another year is ending and again, I haven’t written enough about the things I wanted to write about. Instead, here’s a thumbnail view of our year. January: We started off slowly, but I finished my first quilt top, we did some walking/hiking around locally and at the coast and enjoyed a slow start to the read more

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A Birthday and a Eulogy

Today would have been my father’s 58th birthday. Instead, he is gone and I am still desperately trying to piece back together my absolutely shattered heart. It seems fitting that I share my inadequate eulogy for my father here today. I’m going to be spending the day with my husband, celebrating my father with a read more


Spring is for Spinning Part 2

It’s been awhile since part one but I wanted to share the trio of 3ply handspun yarns that I finished on my last spinning kick. I wanted to get these up because I’ll be spinning a lot in July since Tour de Fleece starts in just a few days. I’ve been participating in Tour de read more

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Spinning 1-2-3

One: batts from Rainbow Yarns NW purchased at Black Sheep Gathering 2008. 60% pygora (a cross between a pygmy goat and an angora goat) and 40% silk. Two: Singles on a bobbin. Three: two ply lace yarn. 2.3 ounces and about 315-320 yards. Personal note: It’s kind of a stressful time here at casa de read more


A Day at the Fair, Miscellany

At the Lane County Fair, I saw: A dress suited for Miss Frizzle: A Whale Made From a Twinkie: Ferris Wheel: Twinkle-y Lights: