Category Archives: spinning

Going Mobile

Summer of 1972, at the ripe old age of 21, I packed up my Volvo 122 with camping gear, grabbed my favorite cassette tape, Who’s Next and set off for Montana to see my grandmother. I wasn’t sure how much … Continue reading

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Review, Renew and Go Forth Boldly into 2014

I have to admit it, I never have been very good at looking at the past, analyzing what went wrong, and what did go right over the past year. I know a number of people who do this every year, … Continue reading

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Oh Hello Spinning Wheel

This last month has been incredibly busy, with La Honda Fair prep, the Fair happening and then of course the ever so popular, Fair clean up. All that’s left is the afterglow. This annual event is a fund raiser for … Continue reading

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Down To The Wire

It’s here, it’s time and now I’m packing box after box of stuff. The house is almost completed and I cannot procrastinate or ignore the fact that I have acquired an incredible amount of stuff in the three years of … Continue reading

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Inertia Has Come To Visit, And Now She Thinks She Rules All The Land

I’ve been plagued with a serious case of inertia and I’m still trying to figure out why. The word inertia comes from inert, which on it’s own, really isn’t a bad thing. Neither positive or negative, yin or yang, up … Continue reading

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Recovered! Well, Mostly

I’m back after a bit of a break. Two weeks ago I came down with that horrendous summer ¬†cold that’s been going around, it it really knocked me down. I don’t get sick often but when I do, I go … Continue reading

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Spin All The Fiber!

It’s funny how you learn a new craft, or come back to an old craft and you fall in love all over again. This has happened to me with my spinning. And it’s funny, my spinning is showing a characteristic … Continue reading

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Crafting and Our Community

There’s no doubt about it, we are social animals and knitters, weavers, sewers and spinners are among the best at creating community. Before the advent of the internet, the only way for knitters to know what other knitters were doing, … Continue reading

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Anticipation

an.tic.i.pa.tion: ¬†noun: the act of looking forward; especially: pleasurable expectation It’s less than a week until CNCH, Conference of Northern California Handweavers. It is a convention for handweavers, spinners, and basketweavers. This is the second time I’m going and it’s … Continue reading

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Wildflowers Breed Wild Inspiration

I love this time of year. Since I live on the edge of wild lands, this is the time of year where the wildflowers are a riot of color and you can’t help but get inspired to create. It’s probably … Continue reading

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