At left is one of my little prize possessions. It is a Victorian Mizpah pin fashioned from sterling silver and gold circa 1870. I purchased it a few years ago at my favorite antique store. I had never seen a Mizpah pin before and my friend, the owner, of the store explained that it was something that would have been given to a sweetheart.
Well, we are back this week with another debate on a controversial topic. As I’m writing this, I’m smiling because I hear Suzy’s voice in my head saying, “We’re just making yarn, people!” She often says this in response to situations where fiber folk are taking things way too seriously. Despite her words of warning, this post might venture into that territory. This week, we’re taking a look at tension setting, the simple act of setting a hand spun yarn under tension after
In some regards, I am a classicist. Maybe not so much with hand spun yarn, but definitely with movies. St. Patrick’s Day came and went this week, but not without me watching “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne aka The Duke. It’s hard to pick a favorite John Wayne movie; however, “True Grit” is perhaps his most iconic. The Duke was his “dukie-est” in that one. For those of you who have not seen either the original or the remake,
It sure has been exciting here this week! Since we all have so much going on in our lives, we thought we’d do a little recap on the blog in case you missed any of the happenings. The biggest news was the live broadcast last night. It was a lot of fun to put together and do. It was wonderful having Andrew Poad from Majacraft with us, too! We have a new page here on the website that will keep
Suzy warned me about writing this post. She tells me it is going to stir up controversy! But, this is what has been on my mind lately…if you read all the way to the end, I will tell you why…hehehe… Yard sales, thrift shops, rummages sales…I love to go to them, but I hate to see anything hand knitted, crocheted or woven there, abandoned and unloved. I know how much went into making those things even when we’re talking about