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8401  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Abalone on: March 14, 2009 07:40:03 PM
wonderful! i like how the liner pops out the top for a little peekaboo effect, and some drama.  very nice!
8402  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Tie Quilt on: March 14, 2009 07:37:45 PM
thats crazy.  well done!  very nice of you to make your dad something out of his ties.  I probably would have made myself a skirt lol
8403  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbon-embellished onesie on: March 14, 2009 07:16:48 PM
AWE!  so cute!  now i want another baby, but of course it would have to be a girl.  man I wish there was a garuntee.  don't get me wrong I love my boys, but ruffle bum onesies are too dang cute!!!  Maybe someone will have a girl....  Btw, your daughter is adorable!
8404  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm just sayin'............................ on: March 14, 2009 01:56:56 PM
perty!   Hopefully MIL loves it this much <------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> now!
8405  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Come With Me BACK TO OZ We are OPEN !! on: March 14, 2009 10:59:03 AM
I got home from my parentals and got very ill... i should be in bed right now....  My husband is rubbing vicks on my chest and feeding me drugs.......  I must be really bad, cause he generally doesn't do that........  Anyway.  I'm 3/4 finished my smalls.  still. so yeah no progress, but I'm still optimistic with finishing on time Cheesy   
8406  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Show me your fiber stash! on: March 13, 2009 04:58:18 PM
and to think I just recycled a bunch of paper bags......  gonna grab the lunch bags I guess LOL
8407  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Show me your fiber stash! on: March 13, 2009 07:31:33 AM
oh wow, all your fiber stashes are so well organized!  mines kind of  just shoved in a shelf in my linen closet.  And I never thought of zip lock bags... now I need to go to the store and buy so el cheapo brand for my wool!!  No moths here yet, simply because its -10 atm, so they aren't awake yet.  Best do this before they wake!  then I'll take pics and share!
8408  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Its all clean on: March 13, 2009 07:25:46 AM
yes, I noticed my felted balls came out perfectly LOL 
8409  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Its all clean on: March 12, 2009 07:26:59 PM
oh gracious, I'm glad I didn't just try.  Thank you Cheesy
8410  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Its all clean on: March 12, 2009 10:13:16 AM
I scour all my raw wool in the washing machine (do NOT agitate).

First is skirting the wool (keeping only the prime 'saddle' part for spinning)., then shake out as much VM as you can, then go through it lock by lock and open the tips.

It takes up-front time, but save you time (and water and detergent) during the scour.

Fill washing machine with hot water.  Add copious amounts of detergent (about 3 times what you would use on a heavy load of dirty clothes.  Let agitate to dissolve & mix with water.

TURN OFF THE WASHING MACHINE

Gently add raw wool in machine and let soak for 30-45 minutes with lid closed.

Turn machine to spin (make sure it ISN'T spin & rinse) and let spin.

Remove fiber from machine.  If clean, fill machine with hot water and couple glugs of vinegar and let soak 15-20 minutes, spin water out.

If more cleaning soaks needed, repeat above steps using less detergent.

Oh,  I was looking at the bag of wool in my basement and I was wondering if you think that a front loader would agitate it too much?
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