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Folklore with lichen

September 8th, 2006 (12:45 pm)

How I have missed fiber_friday! Here is my submission for folklore. For some reason what came to my mind was lichens.
lichen

Four batts in tannish, moss green, gold, and sage green. I will spin them up together. I haven't decided if it will be a single or a two-ply. More details later on my new blog.

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A fresh start

August 17th, 2006 (12:51 pm)

I have started a new blog on Typepad. I will probably not post here often. Come see me at Maia Spins.

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There is a new Prince in the Kingdom!

June 25th, 2006 (09:36 am)

And his name is Sammie!
Sammie!

We found him at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley through Petfinder. I saw him just after they posted him on Wednesday night and went to see him on Thursday. Yesterday morning Roger, Toby, and I went back to meet him. Everything went very well, so now he is our baby.

It has been less than 24 hours and he is settling in well. There hasn't been any trouble between the boyz. There have even been moments of "almost play". Sammie is sweet, energetic, and enthusiastic. There isn't a mean bone in him. He seems to be bonding to us readily and really wants to please us. I am so happy about how smoothly the process is going. Here they are on Roger's lap after we had been home for just a few hours.

the boyz

Sammie is such a sweet little boy. He loves to snuggle, is curious about everything without getting into things he shouldn't, and good about obeying us. He is becoming familiar with the doggie door and best of all there haven't been any "accidents" in the house. I don't think he has been abused; there isn't fear in him, just a little uncertainty about where he fits in.

We couldn't ask for more. Welcome home Sammie.

cross-posted to Boston Buddies

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Whaaat?

June 16th, 2006 (03:27 pm)

How do I comment on this? I will choose to see it as a blip in the space-time continuum.

Your results:
You are An Expendable Character (Redshirt)

An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
85%
Beverly Crusher
70%
Will Riker
60%
Deanna Troi
60%
Spock
52%
Uhura
50%
Worf
50%
Data
48%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
40%
Mr. Scott
40%
Chekov
40%
Jean-Luc Picard
40%
Geordi LaForge
40%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
35%
Mr. Sulu
35%
Since your accomplishments are seldom noticed,
and you are rarely thought of, you are expendable.
That doesn't mean your job isn't important but if you
were in Star Trek you would be killed off in the first
episode you appeared in.


Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

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Big Happenings!

May 4th, 2006 (11:16 pm)

Good news!!! My yarn will be at the Conference of Northern California Handweavers this weekend!!! I am so excited!!! (Yes, I will use as many exclamation points as I wish and feel no guilt about it).

Pictures you say . . .
Handspun
The Handspun Yarns! A mix of fibers including merino, mohair, alpaca, shetland, silk, and tencel. All are either natural colors or dyed using natural dyes.

Handpainted
The Handpainted Cormo Yarns!

The wonderful and talented women, Brooke, Erika, and Connie of Sincere Sheep invited me to sell my handspun in their booth. They are just starting a wonderful fiber business. They buy fleece from local farms and then process and spin it at local mills. They then dye it using natural dyes from Eathues. The result is beautiful yarns in a fabulous rainbow of colors. But, what I like best is that many of their yarns are made from a single sheep! The label will tell you the name and breed. How cool is that? Check them out. If you happen to go to CNCH, please say hi to them.

Unfortunately, I will not be there. :-( But, it is for a very good reason! My sister is coming to town!!! (Yes, I'm still using as many as I want too!) I will get to see my brother-in-law, niece, and nephews; I have not met the youngest yet! So, the whole family is converging on my mother's house. It will be great!!!

There is so much more to post about. I'll save that for tomorrow.

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April 21st, 2006 (04:51 pm)

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Tangled and feeling blue

April 21st, 2006 (09:17 am)

A fiber_friday submission.

Beaded Blue
Soft merino in white and various blues plied with purple rayon, blue cotton, and clear iridescent threads strung with blue beads.

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Now listed at Dea Terra

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What's for dinner?

April 19th, 2006 (08:31 pm)

I'm playing with posing handspun as food. It is just a coincidence that I am photographing on an empty stomach. ;-)

4-course meal
Left: Spring Rain - 100% merino single-ply
Top of plate: Sari - a tribute to sari fabric, merino wool plied with rayon & metalic threads strung with sequins
Bottom of plate: Crazy Quilt - 21 colors of merino, mohair, & corriedale wools plied with ribbons; rayon, metalic, & cotton threads strung with beads & sequins
Right: Patchwork Quilt - 100% merino single-ply

I especially had fun making Crazy Quilt. With so many embellishments, no two sections of this yarn have the same combination.
Crazy Quilt

All of them have just been posted to my shop, Dea Terra.

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The Sun!!!

April 13th, 2006 (02:19 pm)

After two months of miserable wet and overcast weather, we have sun! What a relief to have cheerful sunshine. And, it allows me to take some decent pictures and post some yarn on Dea Terra.
group shot
Four merino sock yarns handpainted with acid dyes that I just posted and three handspun yarns I will get posted today.

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A little of this, a little of that

April 7th, 2006 (09:02 pm)

My Secret Pal (SP7) revealed herself to me. She is Kirsten! Here is the package she sent me:
The loot!
Gorgeous fiber! (50% baby alpaca, 25% merino, 25% angora), ooh la la it is dreamy.
Wrist warmers! I did heavily hint that I would like a pair. They are beautiful, soft, and toasty warm. I will get a lot of use out of them and think of my pal every time I wear them. I loveLOVElove handmade items.
A lovely card from a sweet woman. Thank you Pal Kirsten!

I am inspired to post doggie pics lately. Here are some more of my goofball Toby. He is such a love.
Tman1 Hey!

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Lastly, I am very happy for the return of baseball. Oh sure, we had our fun with Netflix and the video store all winter, but BASEBALL BABY! GO GIANTS! Baseball and spinning, baseball and knitting, its a good thing. (Yes, I have already paid for my Stitch N Pitch tickets, July 20th at Pac Bell).

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