Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rain Crows

Have you ever heard a rain crow? When I was growing up, my Grandpa Burnette told me that any time that you can hear a rain crow calling, it will rain later on that day or night.

For years, I thought that a rain crow is what it was really called. One day I commented to a co-worker about a rain crow that was calling.  He looked at me a bit strangely and asked me what I was talking about.  I told him to listen a minute and I would tell him when I heard it again. He then told me that it was a yellow-billed cuckoo!

Listen for the rain crow.  You are guaranteed that it will rain when you hear one!

Visit this link to hear the rain crow.

I posted about rain crows and other rain signs a couple of years ago here.

For other folk sayings and beliefs, click on "Folk Sayings" & "Folk Beliefs" under the Topics Cloud in the right hand column.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Beautiful Spring Day!

Great day for drying alpaca fiber!  Ozzy is supervising.
What a gorgeous spring day to sit outside!
Ozzy strolling around
Virginia Dogwood and Redbud Trees blooming in the woods
Baby Maple Leaves
Ornamental Cherry Tree
Virginia Dogwood

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wool Roving for Sale!

Just listed new hand-dyed wool roving for sale!
  Click here for more details and ordering information.





Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Great place to visit!

The condo


We usually vacation every March in upstate South Carolina.  We have been going there every year for almost 10 years.  We LOVE it there, but, unfortunately, we will be unable to go this year. 

View from front porch

Are you looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful setting? Do you like to play golf? We have a time share for the week of March 8-15 at Table Rock Resort in Pickens, SC. (Don't stop reading just because you see the words "TIME SHARE" because no one is going to try to sell you a THING because we already own that week.  There is no sales pitch that you have to listen to and no one will bug you in the least!)

Sliding Rock waterfall.  GORGEOUS and an easy walk to get to!
You can hear the falls from the condos!

Our beautiful condo is on the first hole of the golf course. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fold out couch, jacuzzi tub, fully furnished kitchen, fireplace, washer/dryer, front porch, upper and lower balconies, tennis court, wifi, satellite tv, four rounds of golf per day. There are also beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails, all on the property at Table Rock Resort.  

The creek runs through the property and you can hear the spring peepers!


$450 for the week (normally $1000/week). We love going there and are really going to miss it this year. This place is THE most relaxing vacation place I have ever been to. Pickens is located 45 minutes from Greenville, SC and 1 hour from Asheville, NC. 

Dining Room/living room and a real wood burning fireplace!

Dining room, bar and kitchen

View from upper balcony


To see more photos of this gorgeous place click HERE


One of my favorite things to do is to visit the HUGE Pickens Flea Market.  Click  for a review that I did of the flea market!  FABULOUS and HUGE Flea Market!

If you are interested in going, just email me at kimberlyburnette@cox.net

Saturday, February 1, 2014

January 2014 Fiber

What follows is my fiber creations and activity for the month of January!  I also visited two local alpaca farms and purchased more fiber!  
To read about those visits click here and here



My Country Craftsman Spinning Wheel
with flax fiber on the distaff.
It is easy to see why you might refer to someone
as being "flaxen-haired!"

St. Distaff's Day 2014 at the Vinton Branch Library

St. Distaff's Day 2014 at the Vinton Branch Library

St. Distaff's Day 2014 at the Vinton Branch Library

Spinn Lady Handspun alpaca being knitted into a hat

The finished hat!  It was a little too large, so I felted it a bit.
I sent this hat to my step-son to keep him warm since he works
outdoors.
Natural and dyed Lincoln with a touch of Angelina
that I carded on my new drumcarder.
I entered this into the swap at St. Distaff's Day.


Alpaca/Wool blend that I spun
Corriedale/Romney Cross blended with a touch of
merino and firestar and . . . 

. . . The resulting yarn!
I ended up spinning two skeins of this. 


Handspun Organic Polwarth fiber spun and then
plied with
Patons Sequin Lace Yarn
(68% acrylic/14% poylester/9% mohair/9% wool)


Handspun Merino wool plied with silver metallic thread

Corriedale/Romney spun from "Truffles"

Corriedale/Romney spun from "Truffles"

Washing some Corriedale fleece

Corriedale carded up!

Corriedale/Romney and Silk Roving
Blended on my blending board
and dizzed off into roving

Corriedale/Romney and Silk Roving
Blended on my blending board
and dizzed off into roving

Corriedale/Romney and Silk Roving
Blended on my blending board
and dizzed off into roving

Corriedale/Romney and Silk Handspun Yarn
Blended on my blending board
and dizzed off into roving

Corriedale/Romney and Silk Handspun Yarn
Blended on my blending board
and dizzed off into roving


And still knitting away on my shawl!