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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.

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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Horsing Around

I have been around many different animals in my lifetime.  My parents had dairy and beef cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats on the farm, and I learned to care for all of them.  However, cats were NEVER my favorites; … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

This is one of the happiest days of my life!  And after thirty years……yes, thirty, it just keeps getting better.  Today I am in Kentucky with my family and Pat is in Arizona with Duffy, but our hearts are together. … Continue reading

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