Thursday Catch Up!

Life use to be simple.  Long before the internet, long before social media, people carried on their day to day lives by doing what they loved, which often was the simple task of taking care of their family, their home and taking time to enjoy the simplicity of life itself.  Families took trips to see the country, and even the world, neighbors gathered on front porches to visit, friends gathered to knit or quilt and each Sunday, picnics sprung up after church.  These are my memories and I have almost lost what I have cherished most.

Over the last few weeks, and maybe even longer than that, what once was enjoyable has become stressful and quite disheartening.  I believe most of you who visit my blog know of what I am referring too.  Today I am choosing a path of returning to simplicity.  I have decided while I enjoy many aspects of social media, I will be slowing down and will be sharing more of my life adventures on my blog.  I want to take all that time spent on social media (often hours of wasted time) and use it for what I love the most, spinning, knitting and art (you can find my post on my art adventures on my second blog, My Wondering Spirit).

So, with that being said,  what have I been up to ?  I have been spinning and I am truly loving every minute of it.  Two days ago I start spinning a lovely hand dyed Falkland by my friend Sherrill of the 1764 Shepherdess in the color "Because of the Acorn".




I divided this braid into four equal parts and by color.  This was a bulky weight spin project and I alternated the colors by light and dark.  


I have chain plied my yarn this morning and have ended up with 53 squishy soft yards of bulky weight.  I love the results of my finished spinning project and hope to find the right pattern for it.  

I am also working on my NBK 100% BFL, which is spinning up quite lovely.  This is destined to be fingering to heavy fingering weight when I'm done.  I am hoping to have enough yardage for a scarf.


Until next time, take time to be creative and enjoy the simple things in life!

And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.” ― Nicholas Sparks


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  1. Beautiful spinning! It's been so nice here without IG or R. I miss seeing what people are making, but I find I am enjoying my own making more now. The more I saw people attacking each other the more unhealthy it was me to be in those places

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda! Sometimes stepping away is the best gift we can give ourselves. I am changing blog platforms, and will be blogging over at WordPress as www.thisismylifewithwool.wordpress.com.

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  2. Beautiful spinning! It's been so nice here without IG or R. I miss seeing what people are making, but I find I am enjoying my own making more now. The more I saw people attacking each other the more unhealthy it was me to be in those places

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