Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Farming is not just animals

In three days, my plants grew 3 to 12 inches. I did a show in western Pennsylvania, which is not worth doing again, and came back to find my garden is almost a jungle. Some seeds from last year sprung up as volunteers, so the chickens will have more to enjoy. wouldn't you figure that they would be the vegetables that tasted horrible? Lots of pumpkins! 
Winter and Thanksgiving are due at the beginning of August They are getting testy, so we are keeping a close eye on them.
The chickens that I bought for feathers are doing well. I love the color variations. I am fairly certain that a few of them are hens.
The latest project on my Majacraft Dynamic loom. Using a 10/2 in the weft sure adds time to the weaving, but the end result will be worth it.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Very weird on in terms of weather.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Catch me on Facebook

I am still waiting for my new computer to arrive. Hopefully, any day now and then the laborious task of downloading everything off an online system that we had been storing all but my photos to. I think I lost two months of pictures, but the best have been stored on my remove able disk and I had not deleted from my cameras for ages.

Trees branches are still everywhere and more keep flying with each thunderstorm. The goats keep eating the leaves, so it does not look as bad as when it first happened.

I really enjoyed my class with Esther Rodgers of Jazzturtle Creations. I am back to my own style of spinning with a new twist or two, but I was really inspired by the weaving portion of the workshop. I bought a Majacraft Dynamic loom for the workshop and was really impressed by the fun variations that you can get. Look for some new designs and styles. I have been posting on my Facebook page: Kathy Withers. You are welcome to follow me there. Unfortunately, my iPad will not allow me to post photos on this version of my blog, so I will post a few when I am finally up and running again.

I am now spinning a series of yarns that include large beads and texture. It is a slightly modified version of my freeform yarns. If twisted, they make gorgeous necklaces. I am trying to keep the yardage down, so they will be more affordable.

Tomorrow morning, I am off to New Castle, PA, for an art show at the Hoyt Arts Center. It is open from 4-8 p.m. in the evening and then Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. If you live in the area, please stop in.

Hope everyone is having a more settled summer than we are!