Monday, November 06, 2006

WOW! The fiber classes this past weekend were AWESOME! We had SUCH a good time. This pictures shows what John dyed during the Sunday "Dyeing with Jacquard Acid Dyes" class. It was a day-long class (10-4), and I can't believe how much we learned during this one day. Abi, from High Prairie Fibers, was our patient, generous teacher. We learned how to use acid dyes to dye yarn, roving, batts, fleece (locks) and wool fabric, and used a different technique to dye EACH ONE. It was amazing. We had several spinners, an experienced needlefelter, and several fiber producers there, so there was a wide range of interests and experiences among the students. Visit Maggie's blog to see what she dyed!

And this kitty lives at our neighbors, at Picket Fence Creamery. I don't know her name, but we just happened to see he cuddled up in these flowers when we went to get milk. Isn't that a great pic?

Sorry, guys, I've been really bad about posting lately. Ill try to make up for it!
This is "Go", which is Japanese for "five". Maggie has 4 tabby cats...and so she's the fifth total. but her name also fits her personality, in that she's very energetic and loves to GO! :) She's about 6 months old now, and really likes living in a herb shop.
So - it's that time of year when the garden is put to bed, so, we spend time now (october and early Nov.) really stocking up for the holiday shopping season. Which means, for instance, making several pounds of bath tea. This could easily be one day's project. Here is "Harmony" bath tea, about 5 lbs of it. it takes a LONG time to put a small amount in each tea bag, seal the teabags shut, then package and label the bath teas. But then, we're stocked up on bath teas through the holiday season!