HELEN-SPINNING CLASS-NEW FRAME FOR EMBRODERY

12 07 2015

GREETINGS

Yesterday was a wonderful day, clothes dried well and there was a slight breeze.  Today there will be humidity in the air so outside chores will be done early.

Still working on the bathroom where the ceiling was pulled down.  Have the window area all cleaned up of debris. Bottles are being replenished with lavender/Cider vinegar for the Bath .  The old tin box holds all my shoe polishes and brushes.  With hardly a closet or storage area in this Old Farmhouse one must invent places to store things.

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HELEN

Helen has had a few glitches with a call to the Vet but now seems to be recovering .  SHe is eating well and talking like she use to. She likes being in the kitchen where there is much activity and loves being held.

She was caught eating the newspaper so now old sheets are her bedding.

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Mmmmm Scrambled eggs with corn

SPINNING CLASS

Yesterday was the first of two sessions of Spinning Class  It went great with each girl making wonderful yarn.  Joan was a member of our Woolgathers Spinning Group and Deb is a new comer to spinning.  We had a lot of fun and they were given parts of 3 fleeces to wash during the week.  We will be working on carding and spinning those fleeces, talking about all sorts of dyeing and spinning mohair, linen and cotton next week.  Great fun.  Thanks Liz at SHeep and SHawl.

Great Yarn

Great Yarn

THE OLD FARM SCENE

It’s funny how you remember every detail of some things you did in your life and other things just slip your mind.  I remember being with my Aunt Milly in a tiny craft store in Longmeadow, Mass.  I saw this delightful embroidery pattern and wanted it, it reminded me of all my wonderful days spent at Old Sturbridge Village.  She bought it for me .  I spent hours and hours sitting in front of the fireplace in the Victorian house I lived in, working on this.  It needed cleaning and the frame that it was in wasn’t quite right.

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The old frame has been in my family for a while and with some adjustments it will accommodate the picture.  I love the attention to detail in this. Cat on the roof, the sledders looking like they were doing 100 miles an hour, chickens eating.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a lovely day.  Carole

Lil came over and wanted to play the piano.  

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ANN CLEEVES-LEARN TO SPIN CLASS-FORGOTTEN WINTER PROJECTS-WEB SITE

26 02 2014

HELLO

ANN CLEEVES

Several years ago I read an article about Ann Cleeves series of mysteries about The Shetland Isles.  I picked up Raven Black and read it in several days

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 Liz from the Sheep and Shawl shop told me that  shesaw a movie called Shetland by Ann CLeeves on youtube.  Well last night I watched it.  Just put in Shetland and its comes up at SHet and some numbers.  There are two parts to it.  It was a great mystery and the scenery was wonderful.  If you love a good mystery you will love her books and the movie too.

MY WEB SITE

My web site is still in flux.    Even Chris couldn’t figure out how to get on my site.   Go Daddy bombards the first page with advertisements, in order to get you to spend more money on a site that is useless.  It is being worked on and will take sometime to complete.

There is definitely a chill in the air today with some snow showers coming in tomorrow.  It can’t last forever.

LEARN HOW TO SPIN AT SHEEP AND SHAWL

The learn how to spin class is starting soon at SHeep and Shawl.    It will be another fun class.  We will start with a raw fleece and end up with yarn.  Great fun.

FORGOTTEN WINTER PROJECTS

Each year in the winter I see things that need to be done in the summer.  Last year Ice jammed up on the corner of the porch near the back door and when it thawed water came down between the doors.  I forgot all about it till now .

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This  December I got a new calendar, I decided to write the projects in the appropriate month, that  will be a good reminder for me.

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