As the cold weather moves along we have been finding more ways to utilize the plethora of wool that seems to consistently grow each year. Weaving has been a long standing endeavor that seemed a bit daunting and we never seemed to get to. Last September, at the Schafer Meadows Fiber Festival, we were intrigued and inspired when Lil' Miss got to try it for herself and we realized how simple the process was. We attempted to make our own tri-loom, even breaking out the power tools, but didn't have the nail numbers accurately varied. Either side of the loom has one quantity of nails, while the bottom has a different. Through our first fumbled weaving attempts, we learned!
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5
I want my life so cleared of self
That my dear Lord may come
And set up His own furnishings
And make my heart His home.
And since I know what this requires,
Each morning while it is still,
I slip into that secret room,
And leave with Him- my will.
He always takes it graciously,
Presenting me with His;
I'm ready then to meet the day
And any task there is.
And this is how my Lord controls
My interests, my ills;
Because we meet at break of day
For an exchange of wills.
By: Anne Grannis
You may have seen our post from September about the unique plants and animals we enjoyed at the Evergreen Street Fair. We stirred your thinking and asked, "Do You Know What This Is?"
We also shared some of the amazing heritage crafts that were being exhibited and freely taught at the October event, Schafer Meadows Fiber Arts Festival. The big treat was meeting a wonderful couple that brought together the very plant previously noted and an amazing useful creation... Have you seen the results of beautifully dyed broom corn, a broom squire, his beautiful assistant, and his amazing 'machine'?
This is our journey.