Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Creativity Wednesdays & Roving Made

Good morning Wednesday and Welcome to our Creativity Wednesdays where we share our art, crafts, gardening diy, recipes.

     Please stop back to check for those that have joined in and visit their posts. If you would like to add a link for your Creativity Wednesdays post please share that post's url in comments and I will post it here in the blog.

Friends:   Barbara at Pineland's Treasures sharing her                            daughter's quilt

   I do not have anything new to share this week. The country quilt is on the bed and being used, still carding romney locks and thoughts of getting that other quilt's binding machine sewn and hand stitched down. 
    I have had a busy week though.
   A long time friend came down to visit us from the Chicago area for a week, so I have been baking pies in the dutch oven outdoors in the "kitchen" area there and also grilling on the Weber. 
    We still have gorgeous weather, have not yet had a freeze not even a light one. Some days are windy and some are not. Loving fall this year, not even any cold rains as of yet and November is almost here.
   I do want to get out and gather a few fall leaves for an eco print project-I should do that soon. My beautiful zinnia patch brought in loads of butterflies over the summer and is now beginning to produce the seed heads- I have been out gathering them up every few days and letting them dry further-I will have loads of seeds for next year. I really enjoyed this patch so will be expanding it with all these seeds.
   I have started clearing weeds in the garden areas this week, lots and lots of wisteria to wind back into the fence-it really grew everywhere this summer. I am doing my best to not over do and not get my body in trouble. I need to remind myself a slow pace is best now. 
    I am taking my friend Carol's (from Missouri also) tip and saving up cardboard; once the weeds are cleared I can lay that down first and then with black plastic on top to kill weed seeds. I have some real trouble areas that I think this is a good and easy way for me. Also since I am planning a trip to Yellowstone end of next year's May this hopefully will keep things in check til I get back.

Late afternoon update:
      I have had it in my mind to make my own roving-the you tube videos make it look like so much fun especially with the new blending boards. I bought an Ashford and have yet to set it up. Being rather bored now and not happy with the spinning results and joins of 3 inch locks romney that I am working with-I thought the blending board is made with the same material as carders just larger so I checked you tube and there it was a video making roving with a carder. I tried it out just now with some unknown long wool and decided to give it a go. and wow this Is so much fun-the blending board would definately be nicer but this was doable for now. Because of the wool I am using this turned out like a very long rolag-so a little fragile in spots but this will be much easier to spin up now. and I got to use one of my diz to make the roving
    I think I will set up my blending board and have some more fun making beautiful rovings with this romney I am preparing with my flicker.  actually I should not call it a flicker but a flick carder here is what I have

   Tonight I made a couple more rovings and handspun them up with my drop spindle. I will definately set up my blending board for this process now. This bag of romney locks will be much more fun to get worked up now. I will dig out some silks, and other fibers to add to the batt, I can see some fun roving in the works

 Happy Creativity Wednesday!  How was your week?


  1. Hello my friend! Sorry I forgot to post for your Wednesday party again :( About the only thing I have done this past week is work on clearing out flowerbeds and planting more Spring bulbs. Hoping the underground critters leave them alone and let them flower. I have started crocheting in the even so should have something for next week. I'm late starting my Christmas crochet projects :( Good Luck with the weed control :) My other goal for next year is to be sure and get rid of the weeds before they go to seed!!!!!

  2. Good luck with the Romney. You know I didn't have success, but I know your determination will get it! Sorry to be out of touch on Creativity Wednesday....busy day here with grandchildren. Here is a link to my daughter's creativity on my blog.

  3. Ok, so I went through this post again, watching and taking in the links. Oh boy, it does look like fun. I don't have any of the tools (although I have a cat slicker brush that looks like the small one ;), nor do I know anything about buying fiber to do this. Wait, I did buy that Romney, lol! So glad it's in your hands.


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