Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Come sit with me in the clearing and see the world illuminated by tonight's moon.

Monday, July 22, 2013

TdF 2013

...ended yesterday, apparently.  I'll gather the bits that were generated this year.  Not a huge production because my time was spent on other endeavors. 

This year I tried carding fiber as well as spinning it.  In the photo below, on the left are handfuls of Navajo Churro fleece in brown and white (natural colors), in the middle are rolags carded from brown fleece, and on the right are spindle-spun 2-ply yarns.  In all, there will be 29g of finished RUSTIC yarn.

Monday, July 15, 2013


woohoo, learning something new!
"uh oh," said the people around her, "where's this going to go now?"

매일 월요일점심에 도서관에서 책을 읽어요.

I'm still looking for the Hawaiian keyboard.  Let me know if you find it.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bastille Day

Big Fun at the Cal Expo State Fair again this year!  of all the things I saw this weekend,  I am especially taken by two pieces. Lynn Dau's "Endless Possibilities" (left) and Faye Schoolcraft's "Jackson Pollack's Ideal Woman" (right).

And I spent a bit of time in the kitchen making lemon marmalade (27C) and salted lemons (4 tall jars on the left in the photo).  Many thanks to the homegrown source and conversation that came with it.

TdF update:  another 12g carded and spun for the RUSTIC series.

Also - another installment of a written piece drafted.  I now look forward to first drafts.

And the Zimmerman acquittal disturbs me greatly.  Young ones of color are not safe.  Trayvon Martin could have been my son.  In conflict,  the presence of guns throws off any sense of balance. Maybe it's Florida which generally seems off-kilter to me, but I don't understand this verdict at all.

Friday, July 12, 2013

TdF 2013 - Rustic

Hey! it's day 14!

This is what I have to show for it: 3g was carded, spun and plied on a spindle yesterday. Another 8g was carded, spun and plied on a spindle today.

The fiber is Navajo Churro, and it was acquired at Santa Fe, New Mexico, in September 2012.  It has been in my fumigating bucket, and it reeks of mothballs.

This is my first foray into carding fleece before spinning, and the result is very lumpy yarn.  Carding occurs only outdoors because all kinds of non-fiber matter needs to get blown away, and thus is too messy to do indoors.

I will call this my RUSTIC series.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


The end of one piece is nearly complete, so another is designed and tied on.

The second one is tied on, and it reminds me of the shoreline.
When we destroy our brain cells, why do the unpleasant memories still remain?

This one was warped with songs of love, understanding, companionship, and support.