Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Where does the time go?

2015.. February no less!!! Many things have happened in my life.. mostly busy busy things.
I purchased a 10 foot wide floor loom in the fall which is still in pieces in my garage.. Soon I will be weaving away on that gem. I had to rent a haul to bring it home!! I bought it from a woman who was a weaving instructor at Kent State University. Awesome!!

I have been spinning and weaving and knitting.. I will post photos later today of my current projects..
Currently, I am working on an 18th century chemise. I am going to a Jane Austen Ball!!
Off to work .. Hi Ho.. more later..!!
I will leave you with a snowy scene from my window this morning!! And a picture of Jed aka the "Wonder Dog" Much love! B~

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year... Geepers.. 2014.. time flies!! Jed is waiting patiently by the kitchen door to see what  blessings the  New Year brings!
bee ~

Monday, December 30, 2013

I have been weaving... and weaving a lot... enjoying myself... oh my..
Three cheers for home grown South Western Pa wool! This scarf ... the sheepies were raised in Greene County-Deb Arbuckles Farm. The wool was processed, dyed and spun on her farm.. then woven on my historic 18th century loom..! After 200++ years of producing wool in this area it is great to know we are still working to continue the tradition! Deb Arbuckles yarn is just wonderful to weave!! Thank you Deb!  Unfortunately she no longer runs her mill... I do have a very nice stash of this fiber and I have lots of weaving to do.. stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My little dollar treasure!
This came in the mail today!!!  Simple yet packed with great tips and a wonderful history of a talented designer and the stories of the people who inspired some of the most incredible fashion designs!!

It is days before Thanksgiving.... Today I will gather up all of my ingredients and begin preparing for our family dinner. In the quietness of this early snowy morning my thoughts are filled with the anticipation of another beautiful family memory. Each year brings new surprises.. new friends.. old friends... new beginnings and Thankful prayers for all of the blessings in our lives. Jed thinks life is pretty darn good! Blessings to all!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Drawloom Weaving

I took a drawloom weaving class in early June. It was awesome! Vavstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls Mass. What a great experience! I am weaving on "The Man Loom" which is my favorite loom of all times and one that I will purchase in just a few weeks. Look over my head and see the cords for weaving the drawloom pattern. You pull the cords down on to the bar that is just below my chin.. see the hooks.. and just treadle the pattern.. it is a blast to weave on this loom.. it is very physical and I like that! In this pic.. I was about as sick as you can get.. I had some kind of allergy going on and just over all wanna curl up in a ball sick... but.. I kept on weaving.. it eventually went away.. that must be my dad in me.. "Just keep working when you are sick.. it will go away".
Shelburne Falls is a great place.. coffee shops and used bookstores.. poetry readings.. fun fun fun!
I will share some of my treasured woven experiments..

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers Day

Today is a day of early morning reflections. I am remembering so many wonderful Mothers Days when   I would wake up to flowers and hand drawn Mothers Day cards ..... little hands drawing those precious hearts with wonderful red crayons.. the images drawn were cartoon like characters with big hands.. and feet.. smiling faces holding flowers.. of course each hand drawn card had our barn yard friends.. goats and horses lots of kitties and Gus... (I miss him so much..)

I remember my farm neighbor Bettie C telling the girls and I so many years ago when we first bought the farm that every Mothers Day she would walk with her children through the woods on our farm and pick wild flowers and it became tradition... I loved that story so much that my daughters and I kept that tradition alive... I remember walking through the woods picking flowers and making flower crowns that we wore on our heads that day.... So long ago.. such wonderful memories... to fall back into... such joy......
Today I will take a walk in the woods...... time for reflection.. I can still hear... those little girl giggles...