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Thursday, May 26th, 2011

 

Love, love, love! this springtime air. A lot of the time all i want to do is sit, and breathe. Each breath is like a gulp of fresh springwater, and nourishing as any food. So rain and shine i have been able to enjoy this….

It feels like everything i make is inspired by these natural experiences.

Once again i am spinning away (yay!). When i look down at my beautiful wheel i just feel like i am time traveling. Any type of meditation is crucial these days, and the repetitive whir of the wheel and my foot on the treadle, the fibers slipping through my fingers, well it suits me just fine.

I even learned a new technique, Navaho 3 ply! Which is an amazing way to turn a single ply thread into a 3-ply yarn! ingenius!! (thanks christa)

and some results…

Looks like candy to me….YUM. Soon to be found on the shelves at Maplerose:)

 

Love Life!! Be Well!!

 

 

 

 

Fresh New Year

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

This is a glimpse of the beginning of this new year for me. It is also my first Blog!! I decided to fill my day with only scrumptious things, as a way to form intentions around what the rest of my year will look and feel like.

So I of course began with pulling out from my yarn stash, the most delectable, colorful and pleasing yarn I could find. Happens to be a ball that I created from scratch, spun and dyed.

and so the lovely day began…

Lots of fresh snow in the Kootenays these days. I am inspired by the way the snow heaps hold so much stillness and peace, and how each water crystal is encoded with this deep stillness and who knows what other mysteries…

This crystal was in my friends window, glinting with the sunrays of day and I must have snapped 20 pictures of it, unable to resist its uniqueness,  devouring the tiny sparkling facets and forms. Little did I know what was awaiting me later in the day!

Crystal Ice Angels! My snowshoeing companion and I were in awe.

An entire Majestic Ice Fortress!!

The ice formations were so similar to the Laska Creek Quartz crystal in the window… so beautiful. So I finished with the explosive sunset knitting project, and started another one… Pictures will follow in next post…

I would love to hear how 2011 is starting off for you.

All the Best of the New Year to You All!!!

MuchLove