These ladies belong to the local Spinners and Weavers guild.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Arlene is a local yarn store owner. She owns Fiberworks. http://fiberworksdayton.blogspot.com/2006/05/silk-magic-scarf-class.html
I went to an all day Saturday spinning class. It was from 9:30 am to 6:30 or so. It was called power plying. If you are not sure what plying is it is what you do to several strands of yarn after you have spun it.
It can be 2 or 3 or lots more of strands spun together. Usually you spin the single strands one direction and when you ply them you go the other direction to make them all stay together. Our teacher came from New Mexico to teach our class in Beaver Creek.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This is the hat that came in the mail and killed me in Hat Attack II.
The picture is poor quality. I will try to take another photo this weekend and replace this one.
The person also sent me a ball band dishcloth and a little fabric bag.
This is the hat I was working on when I was killed. I snapped this poor quality shot at night. I had to send it out unfinished to the peson who killed me. They are suppose to get the hat and finish it for me and try to kill the next person by sending it to them before they finish their hat.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This is the fiber I came home with. There is not many places you can purchase fiber around here. So I had saved up with the intention of getting quite a bit of fiber until the next years fiber festival.
I had seen these wheels for sale on line. They seem so odd I had to try it out to see how it spun. It was not something I was interested in spinning with. I love my lady bug more than spinning on this particular wheel.
The winds were very high by the time I got out of the hair cutting place. The power was going on and off while I was getting my hair cut. I was planning to go to the gym afterwards but I decided I better just go straight home. On the way home I saw this large piece of drywall cartwheeling down the street at my car. The winds were pretty bad at that time. As I was driving past the entrance to the golf course by our house a tree had fallen on the power lines and had caught fire.
Since, I am the last living person without a cell phone I decided I would call about the fire when I got home. I drove around the corner to our street and there was a big tree down in the road and no one could get through. Everyone in the line of cars got out of their cars and helped move the tree. When finally pulled in to our place we had no power and no phone. So much for calling about the fire.
This wind business lasted well into the night. There were all sorts of trees uprooted all over town. The power has been out for most of the town all week. Most people got their power back by Thursday. But a few people at the gym and at my work still have no power. There are many street intersection lights still out. It took me 50 minutes to get home last night. It should have been a 20 min drive at the most. With all the lights out it became much longer.
We were lucky we only lost our potted plants and the a large trash bag full of shingles from our roof. Our power was only out for about 20 hours.
I was planning to go out to a fiber festival this morning in Yellow Springs at http://www.youngsdairy.com/. I saw online on the Dayton daily news that they had alot of damage from Ike.
Here is the link to what happened to the dairy. http://public.fotki.com/youngsaw/specialevents/we-got-ike-d!/
It seems the fiber festival is still going on so I will take pictures and post later on.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The company I work for is currently working on the Extreme Makeover house that is currently under construction in Toledo, Ohio. I have attached a photo of the site. The entire home is being built in 106 hours. I hear there will be more updates and pictures.
I can't believe you can build a home in 106 hours.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I just joined a new group while awaiting my dish rag tag race box.
It is called Hat Attack II
HAT ATTACK! is a friendly kill or be killed competition where the weapon of choice is a hat. You will receive a target and original weapon pattern. Your goal is to knit and mail a hat to your target before you are killed before receiving one yourself!
The last assassin standing will be awarded US$500 worth of SWTC yarn!
LAST DAY TO ENLIST: September 8, 2008.
At the very least I will get a hat from someone who kills me.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I made applesauce last weekend for Jeremiah. He loves homeade applesauce. I made it in the crockpot each day. I canned it in the evenings. I used apples and my favorite cinnamon from the pampered chef. It is thick and chunky with very little sugar.
I am making more this weekend as we have already used 3 jars. I picked up some fresh apples at the popcorn festival.