Sunday Musings: Time To Catch Up !

I took a week off from social media not only to contemplate my crafting life but to take a break from the negativity due to the recent chain of events in the fiber community.  During my break, I decided to change my name (to those of you who have followed me for a while, thank you for your patience) and feel this suites me much better. 


The definition of "wonder" or "wondering is characterized by or expressive of a desire to know something, to be curious or to be expressive of admiration and amazement

So why the name change?  Well, it's quite simple.   It is derived from a story my mom told me. My great-grandfather called her “wonder” and told her she had curious mind. I’m just like her, I am curious and want to learn new things and be expressive.  I am beginning to concentrate more on art,  photography and other creative outlets, such as weaving and embroidery.  I love to share what I enjoy, and as a multi-crafter I tend to dabble in different forms of arts and crafts, but I always come back to two main loves, the fiberarts and drawing (pen and ink).

Today I am sharing what I have been up too over the past week .....



I am spinning a cheerful braid of 100% Shetland gifted to me by my dear friend Lara.  I am spinning this fiber on my original Ashford Kiwi using my jumbo flyer.  This is going to be another bulky skein (I seem to be on a bulky spinning kick lately).

I have also been drawing and started a bird using a .01 Copic Multi-Liner pen on Strathmore Mixed Media 400 Series.  I am thinking about doing a set of birds, but will decide once this one is finished.

Close Up of the wing


I am also working on a crocheted shawl using my own handspun, which was spun from my stash of Malabrigo in the color Zarzamora.  

I recently shard I was using this handspun for a knitted shawl but was not too excited about it and decided to make a crocheted shawl instead.  I am using a lovely free pattern designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn from Kelbourne Woolens called  Asticou Terrace.  This has been quite a soothing crochet project and I can't wait to see how it looks all finished and blocked out.

Until next time, be creative and stay true to your crafting endeavors!
Tina



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