BRINGING THE CHICKENS IN-HANDSPUN VEST-NEW PROJECT

23 10 2015

GREETINGS

We had a warm spell yesterday but a frost last night and we will be in a cooler pattern for the next week.   I have been spending my time trying to get the house buttoned up.  Windows closed and some covered with plastic. I love the fall but its full of busyness.

BRINGING THE CHICKENS IN

Yesterday I spent most of the day getting ready to bring the outside chickens in .  The screen door which separates the two flocks needed to be repaired and the Waterer needed to be put in a different place and feeders put back up.  Last night I bought the two new hens and Morticia and Violet in.

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 They quickly settled  on the perches.  This morning I tried to catch Eddie with no luck.  I did get Gladys so she is in.  Three more to catch within the next few days.

HANDSPUN VEST

I made this many years ago and have hardly worn it.  It started off as a sweater but then was made into a vest.  The yarn is thick and the vest is toasty.  I rarely wear coats in the winter now, I do prefer heavy sweaters or vests.

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NEWEST PROJECTS

This is my latest project for fall shows.  Woolen hearts with sweet little birds on embroidered  branches.  They will hang with some twine and be filled with balsam.  They are fun to make and I quite enjoy the hand sewing.

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Next Wednesday we will be at The Salem Cross Inn for the annual Rug Hooking day sponsored by Woolen Memories Shop. Deb and I have been attending this even for years at least since 2004.  We have so much fun and we catch up with friends that we only see once a year.

Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks you so much for reading my blog.  Carole

 

 





STILL SKIRTING FLEECES AN SPINNING-CHICK UPDATE

1 05 2014

HELLO

STILL SKIRTING FLEECES

I have finished  2 bags but that still leaves 3 fleeces to do.

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I am listening to Enya and Clannad so the time goes by quicker.    It has also given me time to think about the shearing process.  I definitely have to make sure there are no shavings on the floor the day before the shearing.  And I  have decided that I really don’t need coats for the sheep.   With Marley I think I will trim him the end of August.  That will keep his fleece from getting so rag/tag looking.

Chick update

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Morticia really would like to get out of the crate and I have been letting her out by herself during the day.  The chicks are still too small to put in a coop.  I think I will put them into the back coop in a couple of weeks.  It needs to be throughly cleaned and some perches closer to the ground put in.  The little ones have had some clover and other foods.  They love riding on Mama’s back.

SPINNING

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All the short pieces of wool go into a bag and i usually spin them and make socks.   Lots of people just throw these pieces away They are quite useable. I spun up a skein today and I like the look of it.  I may do mittens or a scarf with it.  The black wool is very fine and soft.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you had a wonderful day.  Carole