It will probably come as no surprise that the Kansas City Renaissance Festival has been cancelled this year. While I am disappointed, a disappointment that hasn’t gotten any less difficult to deal with the more life events I lose to COVID, I completely understand. It was the right call to make. Like every other disappointment, […]Read More Social DisSpinning?
The crafty family gathered once again for a quilting weekend at my cousin’s place in rural Iowa. When we called my aunt to tell her we were on the road, she said “By the way, there’s a new quilt shop in Humeston. I guess they have yarn. You might want to check it out.” It […]Read More Snips of Thread Quilt Shop
Today marks Day 12 of Tour de Fleece! We’ve past the halfway point! Not only that, but it’s the first challenge day of the tour. My challenge might be getting any spinning done at all today, but I’ll get back to that. My focus has been on three different spinning projects for the Tour. The […]Read More Tour de Fleece Update
Tour de Fleece is kicking off next week! Since our guild is forming a team, I’m hoping to participate again, even though I’m struggling to work on a baby blanket, a sweater test-knit, and a new knit-along starting in July… I’ll make it work. I think I just need to cut back a little. Last […]Read More Training for the Tour
I’ve finished my first Shave ’em to Save ’em project! You may remember I nuno felted a base for a felted pelt, and I thought I didn’t have enough Karakul locks to complete the project. I really didn’t, but I altered the shape a little to make up for it. It turned out amazing! I […]Read More No Sheep were Harmed in the Making of this Pelt
I love a good challenge, even more so when it’s for a good cause. Shave ’em to Save ’em is a Livestock Conservancy initiative that’s working to make heritage breeds of sheep more viable to shepherds. There are 22 breeds of sheep on the conservancy’s priority list, four of which are listed as critical (which […]Read More Shave ’em to Save ’em