Writings from 3 sisters, who love to garden, do scrapbooking, fiber arts and sometimes have an opinion.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I started a new run of scarves, still in wool. These remind me of the licorice party mix. My husband is starting a small run using squares of red and gray. We had a lot of wool red and gray fabric and he is going to be making a small runner with it, he is still getting his warp on the loom. Next week I am going to Port Townsend, a great little town with a inactive fort. The fort still has beautiful old homes on it. Hopefully I will get some pictures. My sister volunteered to be a chaperon for her granddaughter and two other 12 year olds but then she became ill and instead of Port Townsend, she went to the hospital. So I am taking her place.  We are going to be gone a week and the kids will be learning the ecology of the area. Port Townsend it on the inter peninsula of the Olympic Peninsula. Google it, beautiful area. There will be about 40 students. I have been trying to gather all the things I will need for the trip, without having to spend too much money. I did have to buy a pair of boots, not the type that you wear in the city but more like the kind you muck out the barn. Don't want to spend any money that isn't on yarn. Last weekend we went to a fiber fest in a very small town just south of Spokane. It was a lot farther than I thought it would be but we did come back with some beautiful yarn and a little something else.
Licorice scarves

Square runner-each color is 4 inches wide-he is hopeful
that he can made the weft 4 inches, so that they are

This is what we brought home, it is an Ashford
Traditional spinning wheel, probably made in the 1970's. So far we have not been able
to spin anything, although we are getting better getting the wool
on the leader.


  1. i love port townsend :) they have a great organic food store and so many lovely shops including a few yarn stores :) they also have a lovely saturday market with artisan vendors(not sure when the season starts) have fun! enjoy the coastal life/views and the fort!

  2. I love Port Townsend too but alas I will not even make it into the town, I think we are at the fort all week. I told Diana that I was a little concerned about the all day hike and if I could make it, can I ask 12 year olds to carry me?

  3. the beach is lovely and a lot of the walking is relatively flat so it is mostly a matter of distance.however, my mom has plantar fasciitis and she chose to beachcomb rather than tour the whole grounds.the views are beautiful :) i found a lot of beach glass last time we were there. have fun! im totally jealous :)

  4. And after looking at your blog, I am totally jealous about your spinning. I am going to have to get someone on this side of the mountains to show me how to do it.