"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Friday, August 17, 2012


I have been busy, always busy. Busy, busy, busy...
...washing, dyeing, drying, picking & carding wool .
When I am done carding the wool it will look like this,
and this. These are wool batts, and can be used in so many ways. The wool batts are great for spinning wool yarn, needle-felting, wool crafting of so many kinds, the possibilities are truly endless.Sometimes the colors and textures are so delicious I am tempted to just fill big baskets of the carded wool and leave them around for display. Since I have a flock of sheep and a LOT of wool, that would probably make life a bit cramped around our home.I am not sure my husband would appreciate this but,
the cat does! Blizzard is stretched out on a locker-hooked rug I made years ago. He knows how to relax and refrain from busy-ness.

The temperatures around here are in the 90's and even over 100 degrees. Large parts of Washington are burning. I know I will see the scorched forests , fields, and town the next time we drive to our sons' homes in eastern Washington. Lightening storms are predicted this weekend and the fires are still not under control.

Since our part of the state rarely gets super high temperatures, most people do not have air conditioning, making it uncomfortable for most Pacific North-westerners.Blizzard the cat has the right idea, stay cool in the shade, take naps, and save your running around for the night!

"Wool-gathering :Indulging in idle fancies." Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Dear Lord, please give me Your wisdom & discernment in my choices of "busy-ness". Help me know where my time is ill-spent and wasted, and the ability to eliminate these pursuits.



Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, Blizzard is a gorgeous cat! I adore the colors of your wool. I remember when I did cross stitch, I would sit and just "enjoy" the skeins of thread; all the bright and pretty colors. I hope you have an enjoyable day!

A.K.W. said...

Don't have to gather wool here anymore.


LindaSue said...

Had said a little prayer for you and yours last night as I watched reports of fires in Oregon and Washington - trusting you will remain safe. Your woolgathering is wonderful - fruits of your labors so visible and vivid. Bless y'all -

Dolores said...

Blizzard matches your rug...... both are beautiful!!

Your wool and the colors are so pretty.

Praying for everyone experiencing the fires and heat...... I'm looking forward to fall.
Have a good weekend!

Keetha Broyles said...

Silly me, from the tiny little icon picture I thought the wool ball were tiny footballs in a basket - - - not that I have tiny footballs in a basket on the brain or anything. (My FF post should make that statement rather clear.)

Connie said...

The colors of your wool are gorgeous, Kathy. I think Blizzard is a smart cat to have found such a comfy and pretty spot to rest.

joanne said...

It's great to have summer but it is a little too warm down in the valley for me...and those fires, so scary. Keeping them all in my prayers.
Your carded wool is lovely, this process is so fascinating to me.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

such beautiful colors, Kathy! one of these days i am just going to up and order some of your gorgeous yarn and a couple of your sheep...just to say i have a little piece of your farm here at home.

limestone columns said...

Your woolgathering is wonderful. Your carded wool is lovely, it's process is so fascinating.

- Herman Swan

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

You and Willow, of Willow's Cottage, are kindred spirits! I love the look of the wool, especially those gray and white balls in the first photo, and of course the luscious colors later!

Nib's End said...

As I read your post I just keep saying...Yes! Yes to the baskets of delicious wool as decoration. Yes to the wool-gathering. Yes to the air-conditioning I couldn't live without here in the Midwest. And yes to the prayer at the end, for it is my prayer too.

Deanna said...

You my dear are one very talented Lady!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kathy, are the balls dryer balls? I use dryer balls and love the way the cut down on dryer time even if I only use the dryer when absolutely necessary.

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my, Kathy B! Your yarn is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing what you have been up to. Glad that things have cooled off by now. It never got too bad here. This summer has been mild for the most part. We have some fires in Oregon too, and lots of smoke in the La Pine area.

Kathy M.