I've had a little blogging holiday; in truth I think I was sulking a little bit because my internet connection is so unreliable, and it was so infuriating trying to update the blog when a photo took two hours to load. If it loaded at all. However, things have been a little better lately, so I will give it another go.
I've been busy with the usual round of postie work and quilting and designing. I haven't even been in my sewing room much, too distracted by piles of fleece. One was 30 years old, bought for me by my mum before I moved to Queensland in 1981. All these years I have treasured it; I didn't have a wheel in Queensland, so I couldn't spin it there, and anyway, it was too hot and humid to even think of working with fleece. It's been bundled up all those years, and I didn't once unpack it completely, knowing I would tangle it up. But I finally decided the time had come to deal with it, so I dumped it all out on the floor and started to sort it.
It's terribly 'crispy'; the lanolin has hardened, and the locks feel quite dry and brittle; I wasn't even sure that it was worth spinning, but I had to give it a try. I've been handwashing the locks a little at a time, then combing them and spinning them into a sockweight yarn.
I've also been spinning up some blue roving I purchased a couple of years ago. It's so nice to be able to spin it without any preparation, and I do love the colours.
I think I've been spinning ,because my sewing room is in such a state; I just stand in the doorway, shaking my head over the piles of scraps, and a bit paralysed by the amount of them. Yesterday I got stuck into sewing HSTs for this scrap quilt,
It only took 35 minutes to load these pictures, things are improving.....