aprairiesunrise Easter egg hunt at the library this morning! #RubyVerna #toddlerfun 26min

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aprairiesunrise Well, we were having a crafty morning....until someone decided she'd rather color on the furniture than her paper. PS I'm spinning, so I'm not the "someone." #craftymess #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins #toddlerplay 2d

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aprairiesunrise Finished spinning 2 projects today! Got the #snerbyarn plying completed and found a very Wyoming section (brown & gold, Go Pokes!). And also finished the last of #thewoolywitch Waterhorse of Loch Ness, which has my favorite color combo (brown/copper & teal!). Tomorrow I'll be skeining and giving them baths. #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins 3d

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aprairiesunrise We had a couple friends stop by the house this morning! #countryliving #RubyVerna #wildandfreechildren 3d
  •   oocha She looks so happy up there!! 3d
  •   lynntunnicliff So sweet she looks so comfortable with that rather big horse 3d
  •   diverjan Looks like she likes it. She certainly not afraid 3d
  •   sewcutiepics A girl on a horse, what's not to like. 3d

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aprairiesunrise A few hours late, but since it's still dark here that means it's still Saturday, right? Chain plying my @snerbyarn singles and loving it!! #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins 3d

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aprairiesunrise Busy busy the past couple of days! Washing windows, playing outside with her rocks, legos, felt sticker shapes, rice & bean bucket, chasing the dogs, playing at the neighbors' house, and lots of reading! #RubyVerna rarely stops, but it's nice that she can finally stick with an activity for longer than 5 minutes! #toddlerplay #wildandfreechildren #toddlerhomeschool 4d

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aprairiesunrise A pretty rainbow of fiber! #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins 5d

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aprairiesunrise Tonight's sunset 6d

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aprairiesunrise I have been pulling off strips from the batt I've been working on as I go, but today I decided to make up a few batt nests with what was left of the first half. It's really interesting to see how different they each look! #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins 6d

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aprairiesunrise Having fun with rice, beans, and a couple scoops! We also had some random things from around the house (rocks, shells, dice, etc) in there to find, but she pulled all of that out. #sensoryplay #toddlerhomeschool #RubyVerna #quietplaytime 6d

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aprairiesunrise A bit of this and a bit of that! #spin15in15 @bekhiann, you'll be happy to know I easily fit 1/2oz on my #aaronmakesstuff spindle! And making good progress on my @sleepseasonmeg fiber, it's so pretty & spring-y!! #aprairiesunrisespins #spanishpeacockspindle #thewoolywitch 7d

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aprairiesunrise Feeding the dogs one piece at a time this morning. #RubyVerna #alessoninpatience #toddlerplay 1w

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aprairiesunrise I was pretty unimpressed with the singles I made from #willowfairywool beautiful rolags (small pic in corner) so they sat for a while. Today I finally plied them and am so happy I did!! AND there was only 2 yds of extra single! Considering I spun one bobbin with a short forward draw and the other was long draw I'm very excited with how evenly it finished! #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins 1w

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aprairiesunrise A beautiful double rainbow when a thunderstorm came through today! This early spring weather worries me for the coming summer aka fire season, but I am enjoying the nice spring-y views! 1w
  •   weshallsew I know what you mean about fire season. . Maybe we'll get enough rain to prevent the fires. 1w
  •   difeather It has been super dry here, but we're finally getting rain this morning. Yay!!! 1w

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aprairiesunrise Knitting is done on my #welcometothewonderground test knit @sunflowerknit! I love it so much, especially the pop of color on the edge. It transformed the entire piece! #whennaturefoughtback #sunflowerknit Now to weave in all the ends and block it. 1w

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aprairiesunrise One of my favorite places to "hide" my spindles out of reach of little grabby hands is on the bookshelf! Today I spun on the #aaronmakesstuff (on the left) and it joined the #spanishpeacockspindle on the shelf. I feel like I should name my spindles! #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins 1w
  •   difeather @gunslinger270 Lol, A girl can never have too many spindles! 1w
  •   gunslinger270 @difeather If she's going to collect something these are the things to. Very pretty and she can use them. 1w
  •   difeather @gunslinger270 I like spindles too, and have several in use. Some spindles are so pretty they would make great display pieces. 1w
  •   aprairiesunrise @difeather I had to go pretty far back through your feed to see your spindles. I think it's time to show them off again! 1w
  •   phylliswhite Do you still quilt at all? 1w
  •   difeather @aprairiesunrise I should. I have at least 2 new spindles, and a few others that haven't been photographed. 1w
  •   aprairiesunrise @phylliswhite A little. I took Lizzy House's Meadow Quilt class last week and made a jelly roll race quilt top last month, but right now my sewing room is the office/catch-all while the basement is being finished. 1w
  •   phylliswhite @aprairiesunrise Aha! I can understand that is a bit difficult, quilting needs space. 1w

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aprairiesunrise This week I'm planning to experiment with spindle plying. Going to try a center pull, ply balls, & plying off vintage bobbins. What are your favorite ways to ply spindle spun singles? #spin15in15 #aprairiesunrisespins 1w
  •   yarntasia Oh! I learned how to Andean ply on a spindle. So center pull ball for the win. 1w
  •   reg_8_ Ply ball 1w
  •   bellasocks Plying ball 1w
  •   bakewell_hearts I've been using vintage bobbins and it works well. I can get in a tangle with centre oull balls of wool.... 1w
  •   mondaybread I think I'd like to try the spindle plying stands that @spanish_peacock has posted recently. Of course that would mean I had plenty of spindles about the same size. 1w
  •   quiltnookgal I agree with @mondaybread - Spanish Peacock's spindle plyer looks awesome! In fact enough to make me want to spin on my spindles again! 1w
  •   aprairiesunrise @yarntasia Ooo! Andean ply would be fun to learn! @bakewell_hearts I was wondering if I'd get tangled with a center pull ball, we'll see!! @mondaybread @quiltnookgal I've been drooling over Mike's plying stands, but I feel like they're only equipped to hold his spindles because of the way he designs the nose of his spindles. I think my AaronMakesStuff ones would slip off the stand. :( Once I build my SpanishPeacock collection though... 1w

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aprairiesunrise Back to summer (daylight savings) sleep schedule! Up with the sun/down with the sun...but this year there's no nap!! The no-nap thing is brand new so it is an adjustment for all. Catching up on a couple missed episodes of @eyreamos podcast. #RubyVerna #toddlerfun 1w

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