Tuesday, January 15, 2019

2019 Fiber Tools Flash- Late Edition

I meant to get to this on the 1st, then the 3rd, then by the weekend, then, you get the idea! The looms stash changed and despite selling some things, grew.

For right now, we have Sheila and Justine back to back in the studio.

 Justine has been emptied of her towel warp and they await finishing.

Mongo is taking up the space by the window in the studio

 and Buttercup is staying out in the back room.

She is warped and it is in process, but the space is unheated at present, so no weaving going on out there. The little Piccolo loom is folded out there too.

Upstairs, the Louet David (Ziva) and the little Wolf Pup Fiona wait patiently.

The Ashford Joy wheel is still well loved although not used as much as I would like.

I have been spinning a wee bit every other day or so. The Ashford Electric wheel comes out when it's time to ply.

A little sewing has gone on, this button down in my favorite shirt pattern took days to finish, mostly because I was caught up in a couple of books. More on THAT further down.

We have had some beautiful sunrises. This caught my eye last week. Inside

 and out.

Okay, back to books. I discovered Audible in 2018 and consumed a ton of books on it. My favorites of course were the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, but a surprising try of the Grace Draven books set in the world of the Wraith Kings captured my heart. Radiance and Eidolon where warm satisfying reads that I will visit again and again. There is a third in the series due out this year. Right now I'm eating up Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid series. OMG, laugh out loud funny, set in modern day Arizona. This urban fantasy wasn't really in my wheelhouse but there was a sale, and the reviews were compelling. I'm so glad I gave it try. The nice thing about Audible is, if you don't like the book at any point, you can return it so trying out genres and books is an easy thing.

I'm feeling pretty bubbly today, so I'm going to leave you with this wonderful video. I guarantee it will make your toes tap and your heart sing!

Parting shots: This happens every night when we head up to bed. This too makes my heart sing.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Whose House? Our House!

And how lucky are we to have a powerful and experienced woman heading up our house?
Very lucky! Congratulations to Ms. Pelosi. 

Parting shot: Keeping the blue ball rolling in the time of tRump. ;-)