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I am sure that many of you have heard already, but the building housing Judith MacKenzie’s studio burned down over the weekend, which included many wheels, looms, books,woolies, and much of her life work. There is a website to donate … Continue reading

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2012 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool

A few weeks ago, my daughter and I spent a long weekend at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin.  We went up Friday morning, and soon had our tent pitched. I was very glad I brought the … Continue reading

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Spring has arrived!

This was the view from my chair the other morning, and I just had to grab the camera: Here’s a better view…that far horizon is over the Mississippi in Illinois. I’m amazed at how everything has leafed out at once….I’m … Continue reading

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A Typical Day

I always find it interesting to take a peek into the schedules of others.  So today it is my turn….follow me around in a typical day in Tiger Land! 7-ish – Up.  Feed cat before his loud meowing wakes the … Continue reading

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It’s going to be a busy week here.  My choir, RiverChor, has our final regular rehearsal tonight for our concert next Sunday.  It is either going to go really well, or bomb terribly.  Sometimes I hope for the latter, because … Continue reading

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Yesterday I overdyed some wool.  I wish I had taken a before picture, because it is wonderful what overdyeing can do.  The wool was all kinds of weird colors, dyed from remnants of dyebaths when I was just teaching myself … Continue reading

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Midwest Fiber & Folk, Saturday

If you were unable to attend this year’s Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival, well… missed an amazing time!  The family hitched a ride with me (Chicago, yay!), and we enjoyed a beautiful day at Six Flags Great America on Friday.  … Continue reading

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I put Tiger Club in the mail on Saturday morning (squees are appearing on Ravelry!), and spent the rest of the weekend on the bathroom project.  Somehow I didn’t take a picture of the thing torn down to the studs, … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Last month, I showed you my lovely stack of boxes full of fibery good stuff…..well it is time to show you a preview of what was in the largest two boxes, since it is the March FotM.  I (of course) … Continue reading

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This here is what I did with my President’s Day weekend!  RiverChor (the community choir I sing with) was part of the 100th birthday celebration for Ronald Reagan in his childhood town of Dixon, Illinois.  We sang a half hour … Continue reading

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