The Flax Cometh


Its soooo pretty!

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Thank goodness a phenomenal amount sprouted. The garden patch feels a lot less bare now. All the varieties are growing nicely.

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Marilyn

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Melina

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Calista

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Vesta

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Getting Ready for the Summer


I am officially in two shows this year – the Twist Festival in St Andre-Avelline, QC in August and the Woodstock Fleece Festival in October. After a great small discussion with a friend yesterday, I have a glimpse of my fibre path again!

I started a few weeks ago with my fibre flax planting for the year. Originally I was going to rent a tiller, but my husband wanted to buy one instead. And this electric cutie has already been in use at both the city and farm houses this year. I can handle using it for about an hour at a stretch.

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We cleared a 6 ft by 21 ft area. I marked it off with a shovel, and we finished it with the tiller.

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I planted 4 varieties (marilyn, vesta, calina, and melina) just before we had rain for a week. I have sprouting from all the seeds at various rates. It will still take a few days to see how well spaced it is.

Marilyn (sprouting seeds)

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Melina

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Calista

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Vesta

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I also picked up this new house. Behold the Bee Chalet!

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Mowhawk Hat


Have been looking at funky wig hats lately…

I hand dyed a bunch of thick mop cotton. Using 8mm needles, I made a bunch of hats testing out some sizes.

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Once I had the size right, I made this!

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When I have some time I want to make a Rapunzel style wig out of silk!

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The Stitch Bandwagon


I too felt the need to learn the crocodile stitch and made an elf boot(ie)! I used 2 strands of Lanaknits Hempwol on 6mm needles. A third strand for the heel.

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I keep mulling over the colours I want to use in boot number two….

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The Lovely Mia


Mia Torres, my wonderful model in Las Vegas recently celebrated her birthday! Here are a few more pics from our photo shoot in 2013.

A new picture I can print for my booth

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Some fun ones

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And a neat little picture that I made into a series

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And a new banner

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Looking to the Sky


My husband published in a conference recently in Providence RI. I took the chance to tag along. We drove there on Sunday and drove back home on Tuesday. On Monday I took a walk arround downtown searching for a bookstore (where I bought a weaving book from 1906). It was a difficult shop to find as I kept looking upwards at all the incredible architecture in downtown Providence.

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Sculpture by Lee Jae Hyo (I was able to find the artist online!) And the rest of the time I was pretty much looking up.

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I was taking these pictures from across the street to get the widest field of view. There were stained glass pieces in every arch. I couldn’t see the details on the day, but I can enlarge the mostly blurry ones (the focus of the camera was always higher above them) and pretty much see heraldic looking stuff; lions, eagles, shields. Except for the one I did have in focus. The guy in his underwear!

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And back up!

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And a few impressive murals

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Ginormous!


This may be the biggest pufball we have ever found on the farm yet!

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Unfortunately its very spongy and wet inside. We picked this too late this year.

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Can’t wait to see what comes up at this site next year.

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