This is a job for...WOOLY WOMAN!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
This is a job for...WOOLY WOMAN!
Monday, May 28, 2007
They grow uninvited and, like kudzu,
they take over everything.
* Some professional bikers ~those in skin-tight bikewear, you know who you are~ on The Trail are every bit as rude on Burke-Gilman as they are on the city streets which means if you don't watch out they will run you down because they're speeding (the speed limit on The Trail is 15mph) so it's not all that restful or fun to be on The Trail when they are. How hard is it to get a bell and use it? Ok, rant over.
**We would like to find out what this plant is and how to kill it so if anyone out there knows, please leave a comment or email me at rebecca at bienn dot net. I'm as much a gardener as I am an exerciser but that doesn't mean I'm not concerned about a plant from another galaxy taking over the planet. These Pod People need to be stopped!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Yum. It's lace weight 50/50 BFL and Suri, hand dyed by Fleece Artist. If that's not enough, how about 660 yards for $21.50? wow.
It was an accident! I swear! Totally by happy chance, two blogless friends (Pat and Sandi) and I car-pooled to Village Yarn and Tea on Friday morning to see their new yarn. It was the beginning of the LYS Tour and I had been given a preview the night before (while I happened to be there ) of the special yarn they were going to be offering the next day. I was talking about it with the two blogless knitters while we were having a knit and a coffee at a local book store and before I knew it we were all in the car together heading north.
Long story short, we each bought some and when I took my sister back the next day it was all gone, bam! Just like THAT! I guess it was a happy accident that I managed even the one ball...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
from Artful Ewe
from WhoaMule Farm
light gray, light gray and dark gray, dark gray.
By the by, Peggy and I have this much EACH. If one of us runs out...
Peggy and I both received this answer.
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
In our front yard, my four favorite lilacs. I planted these the Spring of 1991, a year after we moved in. I've cut flowers from them so often over the years that now they all grow only up top ~ not close enough for easy cutting, but it sure smells good coming up the front walk.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
For those of you interested in acquiring a Betty Roberts spinning wheel, there's one for sale in the secondary market.
Betty sent me a very few photos and a little background, all of which can be found on the Betty Roberts yahoo fan club site.
If you're not signed up for that yahoo group, here are a few details: the wheel was made in 1995 out of European Beech wood which came to this country as dunnage on a ship carrying steel. It is the only Beech wheel Betty has ever made and she says it's heavy. It is an 'accelerated' wheel (double wheel double drive), comes with a lazy kate and 8 spools (bobbins) and has hand painted wild flowers on the wheel and the orifice hook.
The wheel is in 'like new' condition and is priced at $1,000.00, which is less than the original price. If you're interested in purchasing this work of art please go to the yahoo site for more photos and Bettys' contact info.