I have really been highly motivated to get my IDS finished since I have been home from Wintercount. It’s been pretty awesome. I really needed to get my brain organized on where I am and where I need to go. Let me summarize what I have figured out from working with year old field cured/retted… Continue reading One Stalk at a time.
As I packed for Wintercount, the forecast was for 85 degrees and sunny. My girls were freaking out because they both had outgrown all of their tanks from last year and we had last minute rummaging through boxes for tanks and shorts and warm weather clothes. My girls both HATE being hot. Me? I figured… Continue reading Wintercount 2018
This is the first of many posts concerning my in depth study (IDS) for the Master Spinner’s program. I have chosen to study Dogbane otherwise known as apocynum . Dogbane is also known as Indian Hemp and has been utilized by native cultures throughout North America. I know that it was thigh spun and used… Continue reading 40 hours
As always, when I return from an event, it’s hard to put the experience into words. My family and I traveled to Rexburg, ID for the 30th annual Rabbitstick primitive skills gathering. There were many things that impressed me about Rabbitstick, like the children’s program and the teen program, which I felt was far superior… Continue reading Rabbitstick
I keep thinking how to start this post. There is just so much in my head when I think about the past week. So much more than just teaching and playing with fiber for 5 days. When I was asked to teach at this event, I was really not sure what to expect. I was… Continue reading Slickrock
I have just over a month to finish level 5 homework. It’s close and I have been working despite the distractions of having to keep 3 kids on track with their school work. Phrases like “what do you mean you just didn’t do math for 2 weeks.” Have been heard coming out of my mouth lately.… Continue reading Almost to the finish line… Sort of.
It has just been one of those weeks! My family returned VERY, VERY late on Monday night from a swim meet in Phoenix, which for myself and my youngest was proceeded by a week of camping in the Arizona desert. I still have not quite reintegrated with my life. I am also just a wee… Continue reading I gotta tell you, I am tired!