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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Absolutely adore the new tags sewn into the mesh bags as well as the AkerKate bags. The tags are laser etched and the pop of color is so pretty. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #Akerworks #AkerworksModularSpindle #AkerworksLotus


SQUEEE!!!!! An extremely awesome package arrived from @akerworks! The brand new Lotus whorls are gorgeous and the brand new bag is so cool with its snazzy red accents especially the new tags which are laser etched! Thanks Adan and the team, for the wonderful package! #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #Akerworks #AkerworksModularSpindle #AkerworksLotus


This will always be one of my favorite photos of Ella the Wee Peggy and Aura. Taken February 25th, 2012 about 5 months after I adopted Aura. I love how despite being both made in New Zealand they are so drastically different. They are both truly wonderful wheels. ❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #majacraft #majacraftaura #weepeggy #spinningwheelsofnewzealand


I’ve been pretty quiet lately on here as I’ve been busy working on a project for a Ply Magazine article for which doesn’t leave me a whole lot of new things to post here so I thought I’d share some oldies here that I haven’t shared to pass the time. This was taken on September 29th of 2011 the first day with my @majacraftnz Aura! I had been spinning for a bit over 4 years at that point and getting this wheel totally changed my outlook on spinning. It helped me improve so much due to having to relearn how everything worked going from Scotch Tension to Hybrid DD. Can’t believe I’ve had Aura for 7 years now! ❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #majacraft #majacraftaura


Sunday, September 16, 2018

My mom @judyawhitton just setup an Etsy shop to sell her gorgeous wire wrapped pendants. If you’d like to see more of her pendants check out @judyswirewrappedgems ❤️ #Repost @judyswirewrappedgems with @get_repost ・・・ Turquoise Stone Pendant wrapped in Sterling Silver coated wire. I finally opened an Etsy shop to sell my pendants! This is one of the 10 that I have listed right now. I will post the others over the next few days. If you want to see them all now, just go to my Bio and click on the link! I also do nature photography. If you like that, you can follow me on my other account @judyawhitton . . . . . . . #turquoise #beadjewelry #wirewrapbead #wirewrappedbead #wireweavebead #stone #semiprecious #wire #sterlingsilver #silver #wirewrap #wirewraps #wirewrapped #wireweave #wireweaving #jewelry #pendant #wirewrappedjewelry #wirewrapping #wirewrapjewelry #wirewrappedpendant #wirework #handmade #handmadejewelry #gemstonejewelry #artjewelry #beadpendant #stonebeadpendant #wirework #wireartist


This seriously super awesome trophy arrived Saturday. Thanks so much to everyone over at @akerworks and for #teamakerworks2018 for making our team one of the best teams to be a part of. It is always a pleasure to captain this team! Adan you did such a fantastic job with this year’s design. Also dark TeeDee Hedgie FTW! It’s an amazing color swap. Looking forward to next year! 💛 #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamAkerworks2018 #Akerworks #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018


Friday, August 24, 2018

The next photo of this spindle will be the final photo before the baton passing to the next spindle. The next spindle will be my Tulipwood Lark which was the very first Jenkins spindle I picked out in person when I met Ed and @wjjenkins in person for the first time back in 2013. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #threewatersfarm #twfaug18 #jenkinsturkishspindle #Big15JenkinsSpin


My first braid is getting smaller and smaller for my big 15 Jenkins spin. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #threewatersfarm #twfaug18 #jenkinsturkishspindle #Big15JenkinsSpin


Playing catch-up on my big 15 Jenkins spin photos. Today I finished this spindle so I’ll have a few more photos before I share the next spindle. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #threewatersfarm #twfaug18 #jenkinsturkishspindle #Big15JenkinsSpin


My big 15 Jenkins spin continued into my special TdF 2013 Walnut Aegean. I love the cute little spiders and ladybugs Ed added to this beauty. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #threewatersfarm #twfaug18 #jenkinsturkishspindle #Big15JenkinsSpin


Oregon Flame Maple Egret all finished up and passing the baton off to my special TdF 2013 Walnut Aegean. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #threewatersfarm #twfaug18 #jenkinsturkishspindle #Big15JenkinsSpin


Oregon Flame Maple Egret turtle complete! This spindle makes me so happy. It’s amazingly light at only 1.1oz and has the coolest little worm holes. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #threewatersfarm #twfaug18 #jenkinsturkishspindle #Big15JenkinsSpin


I've been working on getting my big 15 Jenkins spin done as quickly as possible as I'll need to free up the spindles for a new @plymagazine article I'll be doing for next summer's Spindle Issue! I've currently finished 5 and have 10 more to go for a total of 150 more grams to spin! #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #threewatersfarm #twfaug18 #jenkinsturkishspindle


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Last flower photo for the day. I've got more but maybe I'll share those over the weekend. I love how this variety is bursting with such vibrant color. ♥ #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


While photographing flowers I’m always on the look out for finding neat little bugs to photograph as well. I found this incredibly tiny little white spider. I’m not sure the species but the body structure looks very much like a jumping spider.


Even though these are totally not my colors, Dahlias of these colors are some of my absolute favorite. ♥ #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


These flowers always put a smile on my face. ♥ #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


The honeybees absolutely adored these white Dahlias. I love the pollen knees! Happy little bees! 🐝 #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography #bees #honeybee #busybee


This Dahlia garden is absolutely incredible. This is only a small glimpse of its beauty. #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography #dahliagarden


Busy little honey bee! #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography #bees #honeybee #busybee


The bees are mighty busy over at this Dahlia garden visiting all of the gorgeous flowers. Their favorite flowers seem to be the white ones which often have 2-3 bees each! #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography #bees #honeybee #busybee


Last week I stopped by our neighbor down the road to photograph their beautiful Dahlias as well as drop them off a few prints I made from the shoot I did with the first batch of flowers. I’ve been wanting to go down their so badly but the smokey air has been so awful. Hopefully I’ll be able to drop by very soon! #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

It's amazing how many big boulders are in and along the river, so many different kinds with different shapes, colors, and textures. #snoqualmiefalls #snoqualmieriver #snoqualmie #pacificnorthwest #westernwashington


Little path on the way down the Snoqualmie River #snoqualmiefalls #snoqualmieriver #snoqualmie #pacificnorthwest #westernwashington


Yesterday I took a photo trip down to Snoqualmie Falls. Had an absolutely great time. #snoqualmiefalls #snoqualmieriver #snoqualmie #pacificnorthwest #westernwashington


Yesterday I took a photo trip down to Snoqualmie Falls. Had an absolutely great time. This boulder was huuuge! It was a great opportunity to play with long exposure shots of the water. #snoqualmiefalls #snoqualmieriver #snoqualmie #pacificnorthwest #westernwashington #longexposure


Yesterday I took a photo trip down to Snoqualmie Falls. Had an absolutely great time. This boulder was huuuge! It was a great opportunity to play with long exposure shots of the water. This of course is not a long exposure. :) #snoqualmiefalls #snoqualmieriver #snoqualmie #pacificnorthwest #westernwashington


Spent some time today photographing the last two Dahlias I picked up from our neighbor down the road. I'll be posting a few more to share with you all. I'm excited about this submission as I'm trying out an Instagram app on my computer so I'm looking forward to easier uploading of my DSLR photos w00t! #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


Sunday, August 5, 2018

I spun a wee bit on my little Bee today and could not resist taking a few photos of it with the giant Dahlia. This flower is 9 inches wide! #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


I spun a wee bit on my little Bee today and could not resist taking a few photos of it with the giant Dahlia. This flower is 9 inches wide! #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


Giant Dahlia approximately 9 inches wide. #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


This huge Dahlia is so incredible. I had to switch out from shooting with my macro to my normal lens so I could capture it easier. I’m so glad I was able to pick a few from their garden to take home. ❤️ #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


This beauty was one of the largest varieties they had in the garden. It’s about 9 inches wide. #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography #giantdahlia


I love how this Dahlia glows! #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


There were so many colors and varieties of Dahlias. I was quite taken by the beauty of the orange ones. ❤️ #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers. ❤️ #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers #floralphotography #flowerphotography


On the way to the store I noticed that the couple who own the most gorgeous Dahlia garden I’ve ever seen were out working in the garden. I have been meaning to introduce myself for a few years now and ask if they’d mind if I come over and photograph their garden. I parked and got to talk to them for a bit. They were absolutely delightful. They let me cut a bouquet and said I can come over any time to take photos. I’m so excited to have some flowers to play with in the studio, it’s been years and years since I’ve done studio floral shots. I’m looking forward to stopping by the garden and photographing the flowers especially with little bees buzzing about. The garden was like a bee haven with more honey bees than I’ve seen in a long time! 🐝❤️ 🌸 #Dahlia #flower #flowersofinstagram #pacificnorthwestflowers