May 23, 2012
Being self employed, each day brings new challenges and opportunities. Some days I have to prioritise as there are just too many things to do. Of course the days have to revolve around ‘work’ my hour long visits to nursing homes where I try & get the residents moving a bit. With this lovely weather it’s a joy to be able to wash & dye fleece & get it dry all in a day, beats smelly fleece hanging over the shower! (yes I really do).
Today I had to mail a few parcels off to lovely customers of mine, catch up on laundry, wash & dye fleece, Lichen yellows, silver grey & moss green. That was the last of the Teeswater fleece. Our guild was invited to apply as spinning extras in a new Disney film so I had my landlady take some pics of me & have sent them off.
I planted 3 tomato plants in the garden along aith some tiny saplings I was given at the Spring show.
Now I have to make sure I have all my work equipment in the car for an exciting session near Nutley after which we spend half an hour cutting out pics for some collages we’re working on.
After that I shall putting my other caring hat on to look after a young lady with special needs.
It’s all go and never a dull moment.
May 8, 2012
During an exceptionally quiet moment at the Spring show I volunteered to spin some fibre from the gorgeous Highland cows that were enjoying the attention of many visitors to their pen. I had the chance to stroke one or two of them and was surprised at how soft they were. Unfortunately the bag of fibre I was given was not so soft but undeterred I had a go. Suffice to say I ended up with hand spun string!
May 4, 2012
I took some inspiration from a travel brochure on Yorkshire for the first one but then had great fun creating the second one. Sort of stained glass window’esque.
May 2, 2012
I’ve been dyeing fleece and yarn ready to take to this event which is the biggest one I’ve ever done! Last weekend at The Hop farm, Paddock Wood the weather made people stay away so I’m hoping that this weekend it is rather less damp. I’m sharing a space with my mate Lamingtonlass (Sheena) in the Access the Countryside area just off the Blue Gate. We’ve both been very busy preparing for this so hopefully we’ll sell out!
The East Sussex Guild Weavers,Spinners and Dyers will also be there near the alpaca show so all in all it wil be a good show.