Monday, July 14, 2014

stages 7, 8, 9 & 10

weekend spinning. it's always more of a challenge with life obligations. with summer, it's picnic's, graduation party's, festivals, and just finding time to enjoy summer. friday i worked on the ombre roving... every little bit i would make time to sit and spin just a bit more.
saturday i was at the cornhill arts festival in the emerging artists expo. there is a young artist in the family creating in hand crafted jewelry. here's were all my festival experiences paid off! we arrived at the site to check in at 7:15am, which meant leaving the house by 6:30, which meant having the car packed and ready to go friday evening. the space was provided, but had to be emptied ( of everything) at day's end. we also could not bring the vehicle back until 1 hour after the end of the show. knowing this was going to be a long, hot day, i suggested taking the little red wagons to load the stuf into and wheel it to the car. you should have seen the faces it got. but, everyone was game to giving it a go and it worked like a charm! so did the cooler with ice water, power bars, comfy lawn chairs..... i'm such a mom!
the space was beautiful and there are lots of happy necks, arms and ears with 'get juled' pieces today. so what did i do? our friend has a home in the area, so i set myself up to spin... this is the tour!

i tossed the stash and found this, merino/tencel in 'bermuda'. i can clearly remember buying this at rhinebeck way, way back in 2008 from a vendor -the sheep shed-. i have no idea why i got it, but i'm sure that the reason i didn't spin it was that i was a newbie spinner and i needed to hone those skills. well, honed or not it's on the wheel. the colors are lovely, still bright enough for summer spinning. i'm going very fine with this and mixing all the colors to hopefully get a fingering weight.
yesterday it rained all day. with the limited tent space, i was able to stay home to do house chores. yeah! so, i kept working on the ombre roving.
and did a little baking.....
rhubarb oatmeal squares. these require a bit of effort but are worth it! i was able to use fresh rhubarb (thanks to amytherhubarbgoddess) and my own strawberry jam. the family was very happy to find these for dessert in the evening.
to i'm still slogging through that ombre roving. such is life on the tour....


thecrazysheeplady said...

Looking good!

Sheepmom said...

Love the colors in that roving! Very summery colors - when you get the skeins done stick a paper umbrella in them - looks like a fruity 'adult beverage'. ;-)