Saturday, November 7, 2009

Spinning, dyeing and pickin peaches







Spinning, dyeing and pickin peaches is what I have been busy with this week. I am slowly gaining confidence with my spinning wheel and am really enjoying it. I still over spin a little but I am sure this goes with practice. I also dyed my own wool which came out really nicely. Those rich Royal purples really inspire me. We have also been picking and eating peaches. We have one peach tree in the orchard that ripens early November. This is always a treat for us . I have also been organising my studio getting it ready so that I can work with a clear space and mind. I look forward to making new and inspired things for my shop next year. THese little meadow bunnies are growing like topsy. All eyes are open now . We often wake up early to check on them in the orchard and find a little one sneaking a little hop away from its nest. This week they should be able to start eating solid foods. So , it has been another busy week for us. I am still spending lots of time getting our homemade christmas gifts ready. My whole family have decided to join me and I am really excited to see everyones hidden talents...

14 comments:

Tammy said...

LOL, Katie is looking at this post with me and loving every aspect of it...from pretty spinning to cute little bunnies! :)

Lovey said...

Okay, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around your seasons. So strange to see that you are picking peaches in November. I guess I figured it would be the exact opposite of here. So much to learn.

Those bunnies are really growing! I am so excited that you are sharing this as my husband vetoed my request for a bunny. He acts like I take on too many projects or something. lol

BEAUTIFUL yarn!

Beth said...

Your handpsun is perfectly gorgeous. I especially like the one with the silvery blues and browns. Yummy! Everything else is yummy, too!

Kelly said...

Oh Suzanne, just look at your spun yarn!!!! Beautiful and such lovely colours too. There is certainly no stopping you now. And the peaches and the babes - lovely happenings at your home.

Linda said...

Beautiful post Su :) Those peaches look delightfully juicy. Your spinning is looking fantastic. (Love the fabric stash!) And those little bunnies, just adorable. Happy Monday to you my friend :)

sara farmama said...

Suzanne!....Your spinning looks fantastic! I love the colors! You're doing a great job!!!
I just sorted out my fleeces today. They've been sitting in the barn since May. Now I need to clean and card them!
I'm so happy for you and your spinning success!
Love, Sara

Heather said...

The yarn looks wonderful!

suzanne said...

Thank you dear friends

I am really enjoying spinning. I just have to find a way to dye my roving to spin. I find the Etsy roving sellers are just so very clever with their incredible use of color. It will be tough to follow but it is very pricey indeed to carry on buying...

My bunnies are getting cuter by the day. Really adorable.

Thank you all so much for popping by.

Warm regards
Suzanne

Amanda said...

your hand spinning is so pretty! I can't imagine how gorgeous the finished projects will be.

My family absolutely adores tracking your bunnies growth. They will be so excited to see how much they've grown in just a week. Thank you for sharing!

Amanda

Nicole said...

There is always so much beauty in your days! The peaches are incredible, how lovely to have them in your yard I can almost taste them now! And those sweet little bunnies, after I showed your photos of them to my daughter she has asked me each day if we can look at them again : )

Lisa said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! The bunnies are the sweetest! And your yarn is so beautiful. Even your shelves look wonderful. Looks like a dreamy life you are living!!!

valariebudayr said...

The bunnies are so cute. I want to just give them a little hug. It's so odd,for me that is,to see you picking peaches when I'm just trying to stay warm. I just harvested the last of the apples. Your handspun is so wonderful and beautiful. We are making all of our christmas presents as well. Here's to some great creating. Take Care.

*erin* said...

"Spinning, dyeing and pickin peaches..."

sounds like heaven:)

That yarn is beond beautiful!!!

nocton4 said...

great spinning, those colours are gorgeousoh how wonderful to grow peaches xx