Mr. Lincoln is well again. Look at the beautiful bloom that we picked yesterday.
Beautiful deep red, velveety color. I always plant my roses in the sun. Then, the trees grow and the roses end up in the shade. That’s what happened to my three roses from a few years ago. Mr. Lincoln is the only one that survived when I moved them. He was sickly and his blossoms had taken on an orange tone. But, now he’s back, after two long years.
I spent all my sewing time this morning learning about LD’s camera. She got it a couple years ago and didn’t know how to use it. We all know about that. It does a hundred different things and she needs 4; 5 on a cloudy day.
Anyway, I offered to take it, study it, and teach her to do four things. That was a month ago. And, a lot has happened. But, I did learn about it. I hope to get it back to her soon.
Too many pink squares---
I don’t know what I was thinking. I need border sections for the baby quilt from yesterday. I didn’t count how many I needed. I thought it was a lot. I just started cutting a pile of smallish pink scraps down into squares.
That doesn’t look like nearly as many as it is. I have way more than the 64 I need.
I bought this wool. It was advertised as roving and even though it didn’t look like roving, I thought that must just be the seller's artistic photo.
I got a drop spindle and a bag of lovely brown wool roving a few years ago and have always wanted to learn to spin. Sam, at Buckingham Road spins, as does Leah Day. They have inspired me to go ahead and give it a try (and to grow cabbage and cauliflower during winter here…but not ducks).
I decided rather than use my lovely gift to learn, I’d buy some roving that I didn’t care about and learn, using it. I bought this lovely navy and black. But, I don’t think it’s roving. I think roving is combed more and this is still kind of “wooly” and it’s going to take a lot of drafting. And, it was supposed to be clean, but stuff keeps drifting out of it like dust.
Anyway, where I wanted the experience of learning to spin, looks like I might be getting a whole lot of other experiences at the same time. And, if I don’t like it, it’s stuffing for a pillow.
I’ve been watching youtube to learn how. Gotta love a youtube.
Be well and have a great Friday. I am most definitely looking forward to the weekend. It’s supposed to be rainy. Good quilting weather. Or, maybe I’ll take that blue wool to the front porch and see what I can do.