Outside and Inside

The monsoon season has started, most of the rains happen in the afternoon and early evening.  Any outside activities need to be done in the morning.  Pat and I went hiking in Ramsey Canyon Nature Conservancy on Friday morning.  The deer were everywhere.  And I think this one will have a fawn soon.


We made sure to keep an eye on the storm clouds.IMG_1999

The bayberries were plentiful.  


The afternoon finds me in the air-conditioned studio with spinning, knitting and weaving.   Duffy loves to watch the spinning wheel go round.


This is my Tour de Fleece project.  I’m spinning Cormo fleece from Basically Benita’s Dyed in the Wool Biz.  It going to be a 2 ply rug yarn for my next tapestry.  Half of it will stay white, the rest will be dyed.  Not sure about the colors yet.IMG_2028

I finished knitting the tilted block cowl.


Two of the “Yarn Babes” teach a knitting/crochet class to a school group each year and they asked it I could give a weaving demonstration.  I’ll take several of my portable looms and will make several of the “cardboard” pin looms for the students to try and take home.   IMG_2023

And I finished machine quilting a twin size dorm quilt (Thanks, Sue, for the use of your machine!).  This is the back.  After my niece receives it, I’ll post the pictures of the front and label.IMG_2030

I’m enjoying the rain, we need it so badly!  But it does get in the way of our normal routine,

Take care and See ya,




About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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2 Responses to Outside and Inside

  1. Great post-I really like the knitting on the cowl! I’ve never seen that pattern! Isn’t that Cormo loverly!!!? I have some to spin when I am done with this alpaca!

  2. A Cormo tapestry will be lovely! nice and soft. I can’t wait to see the front of the quilt.

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