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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

neverending roving

i swear to god, this stuff is multiplying when i sleep ;-) but it is loverly, soft with a beautiful teal color, very difficult to photo. the color is inbetween these 2 photos.

have 4 large skeins plied, and 3 bobbins full of singles, working on the 4th.

since the spinning is taking so long (i am afraid if i stop i'll never finish spinning it), thought i'd post some other photos.

my son and ddil came to visit for the weekend of the 20th, we don't get to see them enough. i love them both, and couldn't be more proud of them :-) son is a navy pilot, and ddil is working for wachovia securities. they bought a house in jacksonville last year. not bad for a 26&24 year old, eh?

this is a basket i made in 2002 (or 3 i can't remember). it has been waiting for the ivory carving on the top. definitely worth the wait! the carving was done by nancy chase, nantucket's most famous carver. and the inside plate was scrimmed by lee ann papale, wonderful scrimshaw artist, and a really cool lady. lee ann is nancy's niece. we were invited to a party at lee ann's this june, her gardens are spectacular!

i had lee ann place my name offset, so that eventually we can add my daughter's name, and maybe her daughter's name. our ranch (farm) is called oak grove, so the oak tree and acorn have a special meaning for me. can you see the tiny squirrel in the tree?

am really pleased with this basket, it was my idea to add the 4 oak staves (uprights) in the basket, and the handles are placed to be extensions of those 4 staves.

back to the spinning.........


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