Sunday, June 23, 2013

On to the Tour de Fleece

For my friends who have missed my blogging lately, I gave up whining about how crappy I feel from my autoimmune issues and have jumped back into fiber arts stuff after a 20 year layoff to raise Caity James.

So from now on, unless someone asks me about it, I mostly likely won't chat about MS, Transverse Myelitis, Thyroid Problems or Chronic Pain. Yes I have them, but they don't have me!

Meet "Tiger Woods" my new Hansen Crafts eMiniSpinner!
This 5 pound beauty spins like a dream and is made in America
of solid tigerwood. Hence its name.

Expect to see pictures and dialog about prepping raw fleece from sheep and alpaca, spinning wool, enjoying my late nights as a vampyre working on my hobby when its quiet and peaceful with no phone ringing and no text messages or email demanding attention.

Starting June 29th and continuing through July 21st, I'll be participating in's Tour de Fleece for the first time. During the Tour de France bike race, we spin like crazy. We have teams and challenges and prizes too. I am looking forward to spinning as much during this time period as I normally would for the better part of a year. Its a great feeling to be part of something again and even have a fun competition to push me off the starting line and back into the fray.