September 24, 2012 Jonya Pacey

I met this vibrant, personable woman, Betsy Berry-deGree,  in the line for lunch at the Minnesota Bloggers Conference on Saturday. We did the right things, exchanged names and 50-second elevator stories – she did such an outstanding job sharing her story that I kept asking questions which is exactly what that initial story is supposed to trigger, right? I have some guilt that I did not get right to blogging about the conference on Sunday but there was all this dyeing to be done. Some of the attendees have started, have their thank yous on twitter, and I’m watching all…

September 18, 2012 Jonya Pacey

Well, even though last night was a failure and even though tonight was supposed to be about the new blog setup and checking out how the weld works in the dye pot, I’m going back to the woad. I have all the proper chemicals for a non-urine-bath dye pot, I’m just doing something wrong. Tonight the powder from about a week ago’s success is going into the dye bath. There’s about an ounce of pigment and I’m only going to try to dye about that amount of fiber, maybe half that… Last night’s linen sample was a very pretty green…

September 1, 2012 Jonya Pacey

Rachel and I went to get haircuts at Nova this morning, and I went a bit short in the back. Not as short as Emily’s though. I’m glad I was a challenging cut – the student got to do a newer cut for her, she got to work with my really thick hair and I really enjoyed the atmosphere over there. “Hanging out on the back porch with your girl friends” atmosphere. It was fun. Then we went shopping with Dani. I found a pretty suit at Herbergers, only to get down to Penneys to find it $30 cheaper. And…

August 11, 2012 Jonya Pacey 1Comment

There is a chart somewhere in my life where I am supposed to be noting when I complete a workout, but frankly I think I am doing a better job of noting it on FaceBook than on that online form. I thought it was going to be motivating to see the colored squares but not so. I follow a runner who is trying to get back into his game; there’s a pretty good post linked below. I liked this line: I will continue to run in ignorance. I will hold to my conviction that simply knowing usually the distance and…