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

Saturday, March 30, 2013


It may be spring and our weather is suppose to be in the 70's but I am weaving wool. We bought some Brown Sheep wool yarn, thinking it might work for rugs but really it is a soft feeling wool and my husband rejected it for rugs, so I am using it for scarves. These will be sub-arctic weather scarves. The only thing I am not liking about the pattern is that I am bringing the second color up one side. I am twisting the yarn every second stitch and I think I should have done it every 8 stitches. You live and learn and since I did not make a sample, this is just the way it will be. This pattern is from "A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns" page 24.  I like this pattern because I can change the pattern by using a different treading and tie up. This is the first pattern on the page (#74) and I think I will try # 75 next since I do not have to change the tie up. I probably only have enough for 2 long scarves on this warp. We also ordered a color called "cherry delight", it looked like a deep red but when it came it was a bright pink. I think the pink would look good in this pattern too.  Enjoy, Amy
Notice the selvedge on this side, not liking how
it is looking with the carry over of the yarn.
Maybe after I am finished it will look better.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wish this was this year's photo....but not yet.....this is from last year and hoping to have more of the same.  This year, in our MG demo garden I am giving a class on Growing Food in Small Spaces and have decided that I am making one of those small spaces and weighing everything I get out of it this year.   I am documenting in photos and words and hoping to present it as a Lunch and Learn for next year's classes.   It will be interesting to see just how much food CAN be grown in a tiny spot.   More as this season goes along.  Believe I will plant some of my first seeds next week if weather permits.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


My husband is doing towels, can you see a mistake here?

I am doing a scarf on the loom that my husband made a
couple of scarves. We just tied on and made them
blue this time. Very hard pattern, long series.
I have been very lazy lately, actual some people who know me might say that I have always been lazy. I have been weaving a little bit and doing some reading a little bit but that is about all. My house could use a good cleaning, it is not easy living with 2 cats and 2 dogs. It is a job just keeping up with the hair on everything! Those of you that have animals know what I am saying. It is a beautiful day today, yesterday it was gray and rainy but today the sun is shining and makes you think of spring. My neighbor has her crocus blooming. We need to plan what is going into our front flower beds since my husband removed some of our plants. My sisters and I got together this week to celebrate my sister's birthday and to do a little gossip. I made her a purse out of a Reader's Digest condensed book. It really isn't anything that you can really use but is a cute little piece. I am planning to make some more. I also sold two pillows on etsy, yeah.