Archive for October, 2017


I have been using a set of Indigo Hound Viking combs for quite a while, since soon after I started spinning. They work well, but weren’t quite handling the wool I am trying to prep for my Etsy shop.  So, when I spotted a set of Blue Mountain Handcrafts combs for sale on a Facebook group for a fraction (22%, I checked!) of a new set,  I had to grab them. 

I’ve looked at  these combs frequently because they are just so beautiful and well made . However, they command a high price, and there is a waiting list to get a set. You can’t even put your name on the list until January 2018! I knew I couldn’t afford them, so I have just admired them from afar.  I can’t believe now that I actually have a set and can admire them in person! It was such a blessing to have been able to get these! I’m so thankful to have them! 



Things have been bonkers here the last week.  I got back on my Trim Healthy Mama Eating plan for one. After my foot surgery in December I got really off track and gained back a lot of weight, but also lost a lot of muscle. I look and feel horrible. Finally the last few weeks I had just had enough and decided it was time to bite the bullet.  The sugar detox meant I was sluggish, headachey, and a little grouchy.  Mentally I am much better this week.  The new Trim Healthy Table cook book has helped a lot getting me to stay on track. New recipes are so much fun!

Then earlier this week I developed a urinary tract infection. As soon as that was feeling better, I developed a sore throat.  So just a little miserable all week… 

The biggest event though is we are getting an extended stay house guest starting today. 

My daughters best friend from Texas is coming to stay for three weeks while she attends classes for an accelerated CNA program.  Her mom is driving her up so I have been cleaning like a mad woman.  I clean a little every day, or a lot every day depending on the circumstances. 

Who am I kidding? The circumstances are there are five grown people living in this house, and 4 of them leave almost every day to work. I clean constantly, and it seems to make very little difference. The big change this week has been they’ve all been under death threats to keep things straight and neat. That’s helped some, but I don’t think I can keep up that kind of aggression.  I don’t like having to harp constantly.
So very little wool work to show for this week. I have a felting class on Saturday though, and I will blog about that as soon as possible! 

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