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1  Re: Yarnies Scavenger Hunt 2 ~ Gallery of Goodness ~ in The Swap Gallery by maiziemama on: August 25, 2008 08:02:17 PM
So I got a hefty little box of goodies from mcook today!!  Here's a pic of the whole loot:

I wish I could individually showcase each wonderful item, but I have painfully slow dial up service, and that would take me all night long!  I did give a gratuitous close up of the awesome yarn she sent!  i love everything girl!  Here's the list:

LOCAL:  This is some DIVINE soap handmade by mcook!   It is chocolate soap and it smells good enough to eat!

"C" A handmade set of blank notecards with vintage knitting shots on them!  Love em!!

BLUE: This is super soft handspun yarn in a Bluegrass Colorway.  I wish you all could snuggle it, it is sooooo soft!

a closeup pic of the yarn:

UNUSUAL A vintage knitting booklet!

SQUISHY: A cloth covered ice pack!  Love it!  It will come in handy with all the kiddos around here getting bruised and scraped up!

FLEXIBLE: Cute hairties for my daughter!

SENDERS CHOICE: two books on learning crochet ( since I seriously need a lesson!!  good sluething mcook!!) and a lovely stitchmarker altoid tin! 

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2  Re: Fiber Friday 8-1-08..!! in Spinning: Completed Projects by maiziemama on: August 01, 2008 07:41:23 PM
So a little late, but still Friday!  Here's my contribution:

Crazy waves, 60 yards, thread plied, spun from a batt made from all the gunk on my licker in drum of my drum carder:

And Sunset:  100 yards two ply merino/cormo 12 wpi

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3  Re: Fiber of the Month of July! Swap Gallery ! in The Swap Gallery by maiziemama on: August 01, 2008 11:37:37 AM
So, I couldn't wait to try some of the fiber dragonflyducky sent...so I spun up the small superwash bump!.  I plied it with some handyed cormo I had on hand...here's a pic:

Thanks for the lovely fiber!  can't wait to spin up the rest!
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4  Re: Fiber of the Month of July! Swap Gallery ! in The Swap Gallery by maiziemama on: July 29, 2008 11:57:47 AM
Wow! I got spoiled by Dragonflyducky!!  Heres a pic of the loot!

She sent a lovely braid of fiber "Zinnias" I love the color  combo!
Plus a small little bump of some superwash in a great colorway...and a handyed silk hankie...and some angora fluff from her bunny "Chewbacca"!!

Plus two cute cards!

Thanks so much dragonflyducky for brightening my day!
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5  Re: Fiber Friday July 11th, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by maiziemama on: July 12, 2008 12:28:12 PM
here's my contribution!  a day late!

spun from some rolags from nicolassa... wool, buffalo, camel, glitz

100 yds, 35gr.  16 wpi  2ply
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6  Re: Fiber of the Month Swap (April) in The Swap Gallery by maiziemama on: July 06, 2008 02:00:10 PM
well I finally got around to spinning up the wonderful rolags nicolassa sent.  I took the darkest ones, and spun this:

Its 14 wpi, 35 grams, 100 + yards.  I will spin the next batch the same wpi and make something wonderful....most likely a scarf of some sort...perhaps the morning surf scarf.
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7  Re: share your craft room/studio pics! in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by maiziemama on: June 27, 2008 07:59:38 PM
ohh, a fleece washing station...sounds like a great idea!

Well, this thread got my butt in gear to clean up my crafting space!  So here are some pictures to share!

A big table, with my carder and picker ( both pat green  Grin), which vies for space with my sewing machine and stuff.  It always a bit of a shuffle, whether I am doing fiber crafts or fabric craft. 

And here's the built ins in the closet:

crammed, and not that organized..but, oh well.

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8  Re: Fiber of the Month Swap June Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by maiziemama on: June 26, 2008 08:17:29 PM
I received from the_bees_knees!  A wonderful fiber parcel!

two different handyed organic wool rovings ( I love the colors!!) and two braids of sheep shed mill ends!  I can't wait to experiment with these colors!!  I can't believe this is her first dyeing experience...these roving look so well done!!

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9  Re: Fiber of the Month Swap (March) in The Swap Gallery by maiziemama on: June 16, 2008 08:09:58 PM
well, I finally finished spinning the rest of the beautiful batts frankie sent me:

I plyed with some solar dyed silk top from my stash.

Its about 400 yards, 5 oz, and 12 wpi.  I am planning on making a forest canopy shawl for my mom

I am loving spinning up all this great fiber from this ongoing swap!!
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10  Re: Handspun & Handcraft Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by maiziemama on: May 31, 2008 03:25:49 PM
I received a fabulous package from oneredboot! 

first the bag:

just what i need to lug the kiddos stuff to go swimming this summer! the purple print that the lining is made of is fab!

plus she made me  a matching checkbook cover and change purse!  and passed along an intriguing book to read at the beach! 

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