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Opalyn Rose

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Recent posts by Opalyn Rose

Nice design.  I like the design with four keyholes in the center.

As you consider the width of the paths consider which paths need to accommodate a wheelbarrow (and its size) and any equipment (harvest basket, hod, etc) that will be wheeled or carried into and out of the area.  Also, where is the turnaround spot for wheeled equip?
1 month ago

Cheryl Gallagher wrote:I have a drum carder I can bring!


Great!
1 month ago

Samantha Lewis wrote:I will bring wool and my picker
Do you have a drum carder you can bring?  


I do not.  

another potential challenge is that the fiber has to be clean
1 month ago

Chris McClellan wrote:Opalyn, what do think of a quilt stuffed with some local fiber?


I love it!  The challenge is to prevent the stuffing from bunching unevenly.  
Options:
- use old sheets as layers
-  use old sheets and stitch boxes to keep the fiber distributed
-  the fiber can be drum-carded into batts then laid out and stitched to a sheet or the backing layer
 
2 months ago
Hi everyone,
this will be my fourth summer at WL and my third as an instructor.  I'm particularly skilled in Natural Medicines and Textiles (to use the PEP language).  Wondering about making a patchwork quilt and learning from other instructors as well.
2 months ago

R West wrote:First BB I've ever tried to submit, so please let me know what I should be doing. Is this correct? And do I need to submit something for the sand BB in this category as well, or does this one count towards both?


Congratulations on your efforts. The staff are currently discussing your post.  To answer your other question, you need to submit separately for the sand level bb and use its BB page.
3 months ago
Here is my submission for Oddball points in the Electricity Aspect.

The ceiling fan and light combo in my sister's bedroom needed a replacement so I took apart/removed the old one and installed a new one.  The wiring was unusual as it was installed in the 70's so I spent some time learning and reinstalling until I got it right.

The problem is that the light pulls (photo #2) had a small weight that got caught when the bedding was fluffed one day and broke the light cover.  The new unit has a lower profile so it is closer to the ceiling and does not have dangly bits.
4 months ago
Here is my submission for Oddball points in the Electricity Aspect.

The thermostat for the furnace was performing inconsistently so here is the replacement project.
4 months ago
Here is my submission for Electricity Aspect - Sand for Straw (duplicate):  Install/Replace a permanent AC Light Fixture BB.

This is an AC fixture replacement in the spare room/office/library of my sister's house.  The replaced fixture provided glaring light and was rarely used.  Since the flush-mounted LED fixture I installed in my bedroom came as a two-pack, I decided to install this one too.

To document the completion of the BB, I provide the following:
0 - new fixture in box
1 - existing light fixture  
2 - a picture of the new mounting bracket installed and I'm holding the previous fixture
3 - a picture of the new fixture being installed
4 - a picture of the finished installation with the light turned on
4 months ago
Here is my submission for Electricity Aspect - Sand for Straw (duplicate):  Install/Replace a permanent AC Light Fixture BB.

This is an AC fixture replacement in my bedroom.  The shade (fixture cover) was damaged and I replaced it with a flush-mounted LED fixture.

To document the completion of the BB, I provide the following:
0 - new fixture in box
1 - existing light fixture with damaged glass cover
2 - a picture of the partially disassembled fixture and electric box
3 - a picture of the new fixture being installed
4 - finishing the install
5 - a picture of the finished installation with the light turned on
4 months ago