Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fresh Off the Loom

It's really hard sometimes to take a really good picture of things that are woven.  This rug is striking in person, but the photos just don't do the colors justice.  This is yarn I bought at Taos Fiber Arts in Taos, New Mexico.  50/50 churro and alpaca.  Dyed by the fabulous Julie Cloutman and her daughter Ashley Rose, co-owners of Taos Fiber Arts, the yarn originated at The Mora Valley Spinning Mill in Mora, New Mexico.  The mill is also known to many as Tapetes de Lana which was it's name when I first found the place.  Now it is a must stop every time I am in New Mexico.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Into Creating!

Horst's plate

Debra's plate

Both plates on newly woven rug

Monday, April 15, 2013

More Spring...

straw bale first of week three

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Straw Bale Gardening


ready for the first night

first day

second day
We have been gardening our little piece of dirt here for the past 10 years.  Not very successful lots of the time, successful some and others so-so.  I came across this book online, Straw Bale Gardening and ordered it and here you go.  We planted this weekend and we are eagerly awaiting to see if it turns out well.  Lookin' Good!