Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My beautiful Granddaughter was married this weekend, and she was gorgeous in her gown. The wedding all went as planned and it was a fun and happy party.  Best wishes to the Bride and Groom for many years of happiness. My daughter the brides mother was beautiful and her dress was gorgeous.

Monday, June 5, 2017

I painted my Lazy Kate so it would match my spinning wheel. It came out good now I need to varnish it so the paint will be sealed.  Needed a bobbin holder for my Spinolution 32oz bobbins and nothing on the market would work, so I made it myself, and it came out good and will hold small bobbins up to my 32 oz ones.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Was busy cleaning my craft area because it was a mess, now it's redone and I can move around and have a spot for my spinning wheel and will not have to move it to spin.  Finished spinning my first skein of yarn on my new wheel and it works like a dream. Working on the second one and almost done spinning so I can ply into a 3 ply yarn.  
I have been feeling so good Thank you Lord that I have been cleaning and hardly sitting down.  Now comes the  next best thing to spinning and that is knitting. I have 4 pairs of socks to start with and then see where I will go from there. Jim cleaned up my lazy kate and rounded the edges, so it looks much better.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wishing all Mother's a Happy Mother's Day. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, May 12, 2017

I finally finished carding my wool and started spinning. Finished the wool  and then it was time to ply but I had nothing to hold my bobbins. So I went to the hardware store and bought some wood and a brass rod and made my own Lazy Kate.  I can now start spinning my other wool and  ply with no problems. Also my first spun yarn it's messy, I have taken it apart to show everyone, so I need to set the twist.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I have been busy carding wool to spin, my son-in law made me a new spinning wheel. I printed the instructions from Spin-Olution for their Gypsy wheel but it did not give him much to go on and the directions were so badly written that he had to design a whole new wheel.

The first two pictures are where I am putting it together after I hand painted front and back of the wheel and the pedals too.  The other pictures are of the wheel all assembled and ready for spinning.  I am so proud of my son in-law who did an awesome job and worked on it for 4 months.
I am carding the wool and preparing it for spinning yarn for socks.  I love wool hand knit socks, so I am adding nylon to my wool which helps it keep it's shape when knitted into socks.
I am feeling real good again and getting ready for my Granddaughter Jamie's wedding June 17th. Bridal shower is next Saturday, so it's getting close. Purchased my gown for the wedding and received it Thursday and what a beautiful job they did, I am real happy with the results.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and the very best New Year.  May 2017 be a great year for everyone.  I have taken out my spinning wheels and fine tuned them, oiled and waxed them. I have also bought 2 oz of many different sheep wool to try and find which I like better.  I want to spin some natural colored wool for socks.  I would also love to buy a new spinning wheel but they are so expensive.  I have had 2 of them over twenty years and the other one probably about 12 years.  I need lots of practice because it has been a long time since I have spun wool.  I also purchased some silk and tencel to add to my wool to make the socks hold up with wear and not stretch out.  Have great family time during the holidays.