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Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Away With MacKay’ Archives

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my journey to Searsport, Maine to teach at and take classes at this years Fiber College, I was lucky to have an afternoon, after deadlines, with a pile of pieces [Read More]

Surprise Surprise Surprise!

Surprise Surprise Surprise!

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? A few photos from the weekend away to Massachusetts. It was AC’s Birthday earlier this month but her clan of pals decided to throw a slightly belated birthday bash… at her house…without her knowing. Did we [Read More]

Fiber College – Getting Ready

Fiber College – Getting Ready

It’s time again. Mom and I are packing up our bags and materials and we’ll be headed to a few days of creativity at Fiber College: A Grand Gathering of Fiber Artists and Students on the Coast of Maine: Educating Creative Expression! What’s new this year? [Read More]

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

For a very long time I’ve wanted to learn how to drop spindle. While visiting New York Sheep and Wool last fall I drooled over the beautiful spindles. There were some REALLY beautiful ones. **sigh** Last Christmas my Sister in Law, AC and niece (X)/nephew (A) gave me [Read More]

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

My first class at SAW was with the Yarn Harlot herself, teaching us Mawata. What is Mawata?   It’s knitting silk from the cocoon. Of course, it’s not just that easy as opening the bag of cocoons and knitting away. A little about silkworms… Silkworms [Read More]

SAW – Welcome!

SAW – Welcome!

June’s SAW (Squam Art Workshops) has come and gone. ***sigh*** It was DELIGHTFUL! This was the third year for the textile retreat and boy are we happy to have been a part of it!!  I’ll be writing about it in a few posts for easy click through and follow along. [Read More]

Silliness

Silliness

You will learn that I love to travel and really get out there and explore! I like to steep myself in whatever culture I’m in. All to often my inner silliness comes out and it’s often caught on film as shown to the right. Thankfully, I’m not the only one! [Read More]

Squam Art Workshops, I’m Getting Ready!

Squam Art Workshops, I’m Getting Ready!

My Mom and I have been throwing around the idea of starting a yearly Mother-Daughter holiday for a while now. I had plans — oh did I have plans… Taking her through the Cotswolds in the UK or searching through shops in France for that perfect hand painted [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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