Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spindles in Bloom

The class Sunday night was fun. Great group of women and wonderful teacher, thanks Lisa. We plied our yarn, used the knitty-noddy to make skeins and all manner of things that I will likely forget soon. Now it is back to polymer clay full time.

Spindles in bloom with wool and knitting needles. Most of the spindles are .6 0z. The larger ones I made for plying wool.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This is Research but Spinning is Fun

Here is almost the end of April. The jury has spoken and I am in the large November show that I wanted, my daughter is back from university for the summer, and I am still dancing with another medium partner, wool. I am at about the fourth generation of spindles and I will be going to my second (and last) drop spindle class tonight. Lots of other things should be getting done like taxes but I think that I had better go and try out the new spindles that I finished this morning. Oh priorities, priorities.

Mark three spindles with my single ply yarn and ginko buttons.

More ginko buttons – ladybugs attached to some.

Full spindles.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Caught in the Net

I am still here. For the last week I have been trying to up grade my web site. This mostly involves supporting my tech savvy husband as he sweats over writing code. I am responsible for content but that is only the tip of the iceberg, it is the rest of the berg could sink the boat.

Not all work. I took my drop spindle class Sunday evening. It was a blast. Lisa Collins is a great teacher and her love of her craft is infectious.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Few Words, Lots of Birds

Loons, Meadow larks, and California Quail

Chick-a-dees, Stellar Jays, and Eagles (Should find them a pearch)

I was delighted to see my work on Polymer Clay Daily when I got up this morning. Nice way to start a spring day.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Let the Parade of Birds Begin.

The problem is that I would rather play with clay or garden or many other things rather take pictures of my work and post on line. I will get over that. Even now I am working on it. See! two posts in a day and some bird pictures.

pictured are:
top row – Canada goose, Loon, Dicky Bird, Western Gold Finch
middle row – Mountain Blue Bird, Robin, Mallard Duck (drake), Mallard Duck (hen)
bottom row – Penguin, Cardinal, Eagle, Western Blue Bird

A Blast from the Past

I have been trying to concentrate on birds lately, with short trips into fibre related items.

Focus! focus. I will be bird centric.

Ravensdale in 2006 spurred me on to making more and more birds. Ravendale was great fun – sigh. Here are some on my necklaces from back then. I still sell the Raven necklace at Craft House on Granville Island but the other was made up to replicate the one I sold at Ravensdale. I was so excited to have Cynthia Tinapple write about my necklace in her blog – but that was in the days before “blogspot” and due a persistent inability to write code I was not able to blab about it on the internet. But not we have blogs that are easy to use – will there be no stopping me?