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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.

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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