Why I Am Content

“God walks among the pots and pans.” St. Teresa of Avila Two years after converting to the Catholic Church at the age of forty-one I began my journey with an OCDS community in Dallas, Texas. OCDS means literally Order of Carmel Discalced Secular. The Discalced Carmelite Order was founded in the 16th century in SpainContinue reading “Why I Am Content”

It Pays To Tidy Up

I was emptying out a basket yesterday evening, removing a couple of ziplock bags with fiber and bobbins in them, and found this little bag in the bottom of the basket. I can’t remember where the bag came from, if I bought it or it was a gift…been too long…but as soon as I sawContinue reading “It Pays To Tidy Up”

Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks

This photo is a reminder of what I can do when I put my mind, and hands, to it. All of my 4 ounce bobbins ready to ply. I really enjoyed that summer. I can do it again as long as I take care of myself and stay on top of things. Age really isContinue reading “Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks”

Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!

I am a self-taught spinner since the mid 1980’s and after all those years of spinning I have terrific muscle memory and rarely stop to think about how I handle the fiber I’m spinning. That didn’t used to be a bad thing, but the older I get and the more my left shoulder bothers meContinue reading “Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!”

Time To Slow Down

As you may have already figured out…I love to knit. But the lace patterned green socks took a lot out of me and with the change in weather factored in it’s time for me to slow down a bit and stick to something simple like the stocking stitch cowl. I’m using a 16″ size fourContinue reading “Time To Slow Down”

My Hands Need A Break!

I did it. Both heels are finished and the socks are back on one needle. The rest of it is lace all the way to the top of the sock, but this project is going to go into temporary ‘time-out’ so my hands can recover. I’m not a tight knitter by any means, but sizeContinue reading “My Hands Need A Break!”

Rearranging. Again.

Now that my studio/workroom is de-cluttered I decided it was time to move the Kromski spinning wheel and the baskets of fiber and spinning wheel accessories out of the bedroom and back where they belong. I still have two wheels in the bedroom but they are more decorative these days. With this arrangement I canContinue reading “Rearranging. Again.”

Only Eighty Rows…

I’m finished with the green yarn and I have eighty rows left of the purple before I need to wind off some of the newly dyed yarn for the border. So far so good and I’m very happy with this project. It was 102° outside this afternoon but a comfortable 74° in the house. WeContinue reading “Only Eighty Rows…”

Aftermath of the Storm

We had some severe weather last night and the storm warning lasted until 1:00 am. There were folks without power, tree limbs down, hail damage all around us but we weathered it well. I took this photo a couple of hours before the storm hit, trying to get a good shot of the setting sunContinue reading “Aftermath of the Storm”

It’s Monday…

Been UA (Unauthorized Absence) for a few days. Yeah, the military doesn’t use AWOL anymore. So. I’m back. And, no. I’m not in the military, but my dad was, as were most of my cousins, several uncles, my father-in-law and my daughter, so. There you have it. I tend to use military acronyms for everydayContinue reading “It’s Monday…”