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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.

One thing leads to another

This……..is now turning into this……The warp is hand spun merino wool hand dyed with rubber rabbitbrush and iron to give it a light celery green color (the camera doesn’t pick up the true color.)  I am weaving it on a … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s been a while!

To say that I have been busy is an understatement.  Three years ago, Pat and I moved to a 55+ gated community.  As one who can not just sit around, I submitted my application to be elected to the Homeowners … Continue reading

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Winter? Here?

This is what I woke up to this morning!  Arizona Winter!Yes, that is snow and the prediction is more to come.  Not enough to make a snowman or even a decent snowball.  It will be gone soon.The funny thing is … Continue reading

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Sorry it’s been so long!

I did not realize it had been so long since my last blog post.  Wow!  One would think I had fallen off the planet, but truly, I have been busy.  Last October, I was elected to our Homeowners Association Board … Continue reading

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Spinning for the Tour de Fleece

During the month of July, there is a professional bike race in France called the Tour de France.  Wool spinners celebrate this race by participating in the Tour de Fleece.  I dusted off my Kromski spinning wheel and managed to … Continue reading

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Travels

Pat and I have been on the go recently.  I went to Kentucky to visit family, Pat went to Albuquerque to bike ride with friends.  Duffy stayed home.  My visit to Kentucky started with a road trip to Bowling Green, … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Hi All, It’s been a strange springtime.  The weather in Southern Arizona has kept me guessing on how to dress each morning.  I start out in jeans and long sleeves and by noon, it’s still jeans, but short sleeves.  This … Continue reading

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Just a Quick Note

This is a super short post to show my recent spinning session.  I bought 4 ounces of Churro wool at our local farmer’s market.   I used the drum carder to blend in the light and dark colors of the … Continue reading

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The Beginning and the End

I had received some beautiful hand dyed indigo wool roving from Dan Wibbels,  a distant cousin in Indiana.   I used my drum carder and blended the blue with white merino wool.  It spun up wonderfully.  I knitted it along … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings

As it gets closer to Christmas, time seems to speed up.  I mailed off all my packages to my family the first week of December, Pat and I put up our minimalist decorations and  I have attended almost all of … Continue reading

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