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Day 7 – Ah, Spinning…

Today we didn’t do a whole lot new in the fabric construction department. We did go over an assignment we were given regarding what fabrics are made of. This really got me thinking. I really don’t like the direction the world of fabric has taken. There are far too many man-made fibres out there. I realize that they are less expensive to produce, but what are the other costs involved? Polluting the Earth. Increasing the danger of injury while wearing these fibres. Polluting the Earth. I know I said that one twice, but that’s how much I dislike it.

I continued with spinning this evening. I really do love it! I swear, I had to have been a spinner in a former life. Nothing has really spoken to me the way that spinning has. I just sat down and started to spin, like I have been doing it for a long time (even Wendy will back me up on this one!). It feels so comfortable and so natural. I definitely need to do more of this!

There is a sweet, SWEET man who is purchasing a spinning wheel for me for my birthday. It won’t be ready until sometime in November or December. The quality put into this wheel is totally worth the wait. I’m so excited! THANK YOU Normy!!! Xoxox


Fibre Arts Program here I come!


I received a confirmation email and an acceptance letter dated March 4, 2011 (which also happens to be my son’s birthday) that I have been accepted to the Fibre Arts Program at Fleming College starting in September!!!! To say that I’m excited is a serious understatement!

Do I know what I’m going to do with it once I’m finished? Nope. That’s the whole point of going! I’m following my heart and my passion. A career that I will love and stick with will present itself when it’s ready.

It’s been a crazy week around here. I managed to get 11 patches done and sent for the RSD Awareness quilts. I sent off some bibs that I made. I’ve been working on socks too.

I’ve taken a new approach to sock knitting. I have Crafty ADD. I sometimes get bored easily. One of the many reasons I’ve got a ton of UFO’s flying around here (hehehe…pun!). So I’ve decided rather than fight it, I will embrace it. As mentioned in a past entry, I went out and bought a bunch if yarn to make some socks. I will knit a sock out of one colour and finish it. Then move on to the next colour. “Technically” I have finished a project (in my mind anyway) once I have finished a sock. I am on sock knitting fire these days. And that’s probably why. And now you have an idea of what it’s like inside my head! Lol

RSD Awareness quilt patch

Crafty ADD