Blogging has fallen by the wayside for me this winter as I’ve been so happily engrossed in other activities. My spinning wheels seem to be breeding.
I now have nine rescued antique wheels and three reels/swifts in varying states of restoration.
I am immersed in bringing them back to life and in trying to determine their history.
George and I are getting my old loom working so I will soon be weaving, and I am spinning different fibers on each of my working wheels–linen, alpaca, Soay, and California Variegated Mutant (sounds weird, but so lovely).
I am also working on two quilts and sewing clothes.
And, of course, we are delighting in our dogs and the large turkeys and eagles that have been perched in our backyard trees.
Unfortunately, my bees did not survive our below-zero cold spell, but I’ve ordered more for the spring, sent my seed and tree orders off, and spring pruning and maple sugaring will be here soon.
It’s been a cozy, busy, creative, productive winter and I’ve enjoyed my time away from the computer.
I suspect I’ll be back to blogging at some point but, in the meantime, I hope everyone is likewise enjoying their winter (or summer) wherever you are.