Saturday, October 15, 2016

Quick Selling Items

The last couple of things I knit were the first to be sold at WATS!!

Wool Arts Tour

As promised !! A few pictures of Spinner Farm's Vendors at Wool Arts Tour!! We had a fabulous weekend and from what I've heard the other 3 farms had a great turnout as well..

Friday, October 07, 2016

NH Wool Arts Tour

Packed up my horse trailer yesterday with lots of raw wool, roving, dyed yarns , knitted items and Goat Milk Soap! Got my booth set up at Spinner Farm in Deering and will be back there in the morning ready to meet and greet lots of people!! Will post pictures next time.. The barn was a little too dark to take pics of my booth tonight!! Now off to get last minute items put into my van, then shower and get a good night's sleep!!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Handwoven African Baskets

Check out the beautiful baskets I got at the Vermont Sheep And Wool Festival!! I drove to Newport and rode with Shari and Bee.. We had a fun day!1 I was good and didn't buy any fiber!!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Hump Day

Halfway through the week and my week has been pretty much filled up with work!! I did get my hair colored and styled a bit today so that was fun!

I'm about to head on down to the barn to feed the horses and clean stalls.. And then on to making stuffed peppers!!

Carding, Apple pies, Applesauce, labeling Soap

Busy day today!! My new belts for my Patrick Green Electric Carder came so I put them on and started carding!! What a difference those new belts made!! So I lost myself in carding for a time, playing around with colors and ended up with some nice roving.

I then made 2 apple pies and with the cores and peelings made applesauce. Ended up with a pint!

And lastly I managed to label the last batch of Goat Milk Soap.. Now all soap is ready for the Wool Tour next week end.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Yes, I have been so remiss in keeping up with my site!! Please forgive me! Will try to do better ( I know, I've said that before!!) Have been extremely busy with life.I am working a lot now doing house cleaning and other jobs.. Right now I have to go feed my animals and get to Church..
But I will be back..

Monday, November 14, 2011

November Happenings

What a busy time of year!! 16 1/2" of snow a couple of weeks ago. So much shoveling !! Last month we had the NH wool Tour of which I'm a participant at Spinner Farm in Deering. We had a beautiful weekend as far as weather goes and very enjoyable time with friends and fellow fiber people. Sales were down for me personally and it may be due to the fact that S.O.A.R. was in Manchester this year. They are not on our side of the world that often and when they are, people flock to it. I would love to have gone too!!!.
Also last month was the VT. Sheep and Wool Festival in Tunbridge, VT.
I enjoyed that immensely and bought my very first cashmere roving ( a whopping $22 per oz. I purchased 1 oz. I am spinning it on my Tom Forester cashmere russian support spindle.
Have just started using support spindles. My first was a russian made by Spindizzychick. Then I got the cashmere russian and then a French, Russian Hybrid made by Lisa Chan which I love and lastly a wonderful Surprise Spindle made by Bristlecone in Colorado. It has a glass base with a yellow flower in the center. Breathtaking!!
Also at the Vt. Sheep and Wool Festival, I purchased 2 Jacob lambs from. a friend and fellow spinner. I have named them Emma and Angie.
I attended the 2nd annual NE fiber Festival in West Springfield ,MA this month with the Sugar River Spinners. It was a great day!!
Yesterday was our monthly meeting of Sugar River Spinners in Newport.
We had a great turnout and feasted on crackers,cheese,dips, fruit and desserts.
This coming weekend is the NHSWGA annual meeting in Boscowen with a lamb supper. And Sunday is the Conn. Weavers Guild meeting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Support Spindles

I recently purchased 2 support spindles. My friend Maureen has been showing off her support spindles at our weekly spinning get togethers. She has several beautiful ones. She constantly adds to her collection. I had never spun on one so decided to get one to try. I ordered a Russian spindle on Etsy from Spindizzychick. It's made from Blood wood and is great. I also got a wood bowl to support it and that is made of leopard wood. I then ordeed a Cashmere Russian spindle from Tom Forrester made of silk wood. I've been spinning Angora on that one. Now I'm hooked!!!! I have another on order from Lisa Chan. It's a hybrid Russian/French support spindle.