Hi spinners. It just seems like yesterday I posted a blog about OFFF. So much has happened since that heady fall event. I have had a second ankle surgery. Not much fun. Survived 12 more weeks without walking. I finally find myself ready to pull out my fibers and get back to my favorite wheels. I am so thankful for the two electric wheels I have used almost exclusively since July. I have spun in the hospital, the rehab and at home. My spinning and knitting have filled my days at home as I grew stronger. I have created some beautiful shawls and mittens along the way.
I am excited to see OFFF is less than a month away. After great consideration and hours of tears I have decided to make OFFF my last fiber show for the year. It is also my last time I am going to teach at any local fiber show. As many of my former students and friends know, I have been fighting rather hard at times, dealing with Parkinson's and Arthritis. The last couple of years I have seriously considered cancelling my appearance contracts. It is not always easy to put on a happy face when my body just wants to sit and nap. Like many teachers, I think what I teach is so important to the student becoming a great spinner that I am having a hard time facing reality. The week after Black Sheep, I fell and broke my ankle. For the last seven weeks I have had to deal with a surgery, a wheel chair and rehab.
As I look outside, I am pleased to see spring just around the corner. For me that means fiber shows and spinning classes. I have a dye workshop scheduled for April 1st. Beginning spinning classes start March 7th (Tuesday night) at Northwest Wools 7-9 pm. Spinning two at my house Thursday night 7-9 for two weeks. I am spinning at the spinning wheel showcase of antique wheels bringing my little parlor wheel. So pretty to see us all spinning on our treasures. There are many shows after the showcase from Harding Grange in the Oregon City area to the spring spin at Clackamas Community College. I will be teaching at Black Sheep in June. Probably OFFF in September. Hopefully I will get to see and meet many of you there. If you are interested in taking a class, please let me know. Classes are always fun to take and easy to schedule. firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to my website. There is so many exciting events coming up and if you are in search of spinning classes, please check out this blog and contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I love to hear from students and friends who follow my adventures.
I know it has been a great while since I posted to my site. I really have been so busy with a new grandchild, a new daughter-in-law, far too many fiber shows to visit and quite a few spinning classes. This is retirement for me. I certainly have knitted my share of projects in 2015. Last year was the year of the mittens. This year will be the year of many sweaters.