Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Make Ahead Cranberry-Orange Relish and Maple Walnut Pie

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US. Many of us will be spending Thanksgiving away from our loved ones. My wish is that each of us is still able to spend time focusing on how much we can be grateful for - we are all surrounded by reasons to be thankful, to hold on to hope, and to know that life has many joys in store. 

Friday, November 6, 2020

You were a good Jakerdog, rest in peace.

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This morning we said goodbye to our darling Jakerdog. We were with him and telling him how loved he is to the very last moment. Soon we will plant a bulb garden.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Notes from the Atelier - 19/7/2020

  at·el·ier

/ˌadlˈyā/

1: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom


With midterms fast approaching, I've been watching and listening to a lot of content. If my hands are busy then my brain is free to soak up whatever is going on. I've been itching to get back into spinning for sometime. In grade school we made drop spindles and learned how to spin, and while I'm certain it's in the garage somewhere, I couldn't find mine. 

At the beginning of the summer I ordered a 4" Hi/lo drop spindle from the Schacht Spindle Company, and some Targhee top. Top is similar to roving but the fibers are lined up, particularly for spinning. 

Apparently the world sold out of drop spindles and a few months later, mine arrived. It took a couple months before I actually had time to give it a go.