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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.

Merry Christmas

It is snowing in Southern Arizona!  It won’t stay long, I had to run out early to get these pictures.  This is our neighbor’s front yard.Here’s Frosty, the snow car.The “pile of snow” is in our back yard.We didn’t decorate … Continue reading

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A Whole Lot Of Weaving Goin’ On

For some reason my Schacht rigid heddle loom has been calling my name.  And I answered.  Part of the weaving had to do with several tubs of yarn, both hand spun and ready made, taking up room in my studio … Continue reading

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One More Birthday to Celebrate

I am a day behind, but here goes…. Happy Birthday, Daniel.  It is hard to believe that ??? number of years have past since my nephew, Daniel, was born.  He is my sister Terry and her husband Bill’s first child. … Continue reading

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Another Birthday Greeting!

Today, my sister, Terry, celebrates her birthday!  Terry is the middle child with one sister three years older (me) and the other sister, Kay, ten years younger.  I am sure it was not easy being my little sister.Terry has packed … Continue reading

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Then and Now

Another busy month passed, and November is going strong.  Yesterday, Pat and I celebrated  our 29th wedding anniversary.  Wow! Twenty nine years ago, we did this…And yesterday, we did this….We spent the day in Bisbee, AZ, checking out the antique … Continue reading

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Lots of Little Weaving

It been a rough week, the weather in Southern Arizona has been wet, windy and unpredictable.  And my little dog, Duffy, had some health issues that has kept us up several worrisome nights.  He is better, but dealing with a sick … Continue reading

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Time Flies…

I can’t believe I let the whole month of August fly by without a single blog post.  I have been busy, but looking back at the calendar, it was filled with appointments and other house stuff that kept me away … Continue reading

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Summertime flowers

The crafty part of My Yellow Swing has been slow this summer.  Not absent, just slow.  I am working on an after-school kids weaving project for when school starts next month.  I have a little woven pouch pattern that I … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

I had planned to post a collection of red, white and blue weaving and knitting.  However, I have discovered that I have not used those three colors together in any of my projects.  I have a felted blue bag that I … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

This is the first Father’s Day that I won’t be able to call my dad and wish him a Happy Father’s Day.  But I will spend the day looking back at the great  memories I have of our good times … Continue reading

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