Tag Archives: roving

Never Too Old

7 Nov

You’re never too old to try something new.  That seems to be the story of my life, so when it was raining this weekend and I couldn’t didn’t want to go outside, I decided to try my new toy–a drop spindle and some roving.

I also got a book to go with the spindle, but I decided that would take too long to read to get me started.  That means, I went to a YouTube video to figure out how to get started.

It was definitely interesting.  I’ve never done anything with roving or yarn before, so spinning my own yarn was a huge step.

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I did have expert supervision (although Snickers was sleeping on the job).

Sky (and Snickers in the box)

I did it!

It’s not very good.  It’s not at all consistent, but it’s a start.

I figure lots and lots of practice, and I should start figuring out how to do it a little better.  Then hopefully I’ll get a lot better.

It was a lot easier when Snickers was sleeping rather than helping.

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Christmas in the Soaproom

6 Nov

It’s hard to believe, but I am frantically getting ready for Christmas in the Soaproom.  I’m going to be open again on Saturdays for the holidays.  I’m busy restocking my soaps.

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I am going to do a huge clearance (only in the soaproom) sale to try and get rid of some soaps that haven’t been selling as well.  That will make room for new fragrances!  So far I’ve done the Fresh Mango.  I’m hoping to get more new fragrances made tomorrow evening.

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I also have a lot of lotions to make.  I’m low on two types of lip balm.

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The soap on the shelves above are waiting to be felted with Llenny’s roving.  I am also getting his roving ready for sale.

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I have jams and jellies left from the pumpkin patch, but I do have a request for strawberry rhubarb.  Luckily, I have some fruit in the freezer.

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I was very happily gifted with some bottles that will be perfect for my liquid soap.  Now I need to add fragrance to some of it (I always like an unscented option for things too) and bottle it.

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I dug out my Christmas candles.

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I have one shelf for candles and wax melts, but I still have some restocking to do along with some new fragrances to try.

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My sister sent me some of her stools to put in here.

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I also have some of my dad’s wood working items and my photography.

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My 2017 calendar is now available.

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I still have to make room for my mom’s Christmas ornaments, dream catchers and other items.  I think I need a bigger soaproom.

[Edit:  In case you’re interested, here’s the link to my Online Store.]

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Friday’s Hunt v2.18

28 Oct

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with S, Week’s Favorite, and amazing.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with R: I finally have some of Llenny’s roving (wool cleaned and prepped for spinning) packaged up.  I haven’t gotten it added to my website yet, but I do have someone interested in ordering some.  I am just waiting on final details before I can send it.

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Week’s Favorite:  The days just seem to keep going by so quickly and in such a routine (or rut if I were a pessimist), that it’s hard to find a favorite.  Although, our weather has been really warm for this time of year and I’ve gone for a couple of walks in pasture.  It’s really crazy to see three llamas out there.

Llenny and the girls

Llenny and the girls

Odie and Maybeline

Odie and Maybeline

Black and/or Orange:  My orange kitties!  Bob has cattitude.

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

Snickers is not a fan of the flash.  Can you tell?

Snickers Doodle McWhiner

Snickers Doodle McWhiner

Now it’s your turn!