8:24 PM

The Wonder of it all…..

I love how this:

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becomes this:

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I never get tired of seeing the transformation caused by reskeining yarn.

 

Speaking of things I love….

I love that the flowers are blooming

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I love that I am the proud new owner of a dragonfruit plant….(thank earthnut!)

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I love how tall the grass is in the sheep pasture

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and I love this new cow!

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10:05 AM

Dyeing mania!

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Fireworks

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More Raspberry Beret (Slightly more subdued b/c of the base used)

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Desert Bloom (I think this one is a new favorite!)

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Raspberry Bush (man, I am all about raspberries!)

These are going up in the Farm store and the Etsy store today.

 

I still have the quilting bug.   My latest project is a Mckenna Ryan quilt.  I will share pics soon, promise!

10:41 AM

It gets a little crazy at times….

It is a little busy here with the kids, the farm, homeschooling and the businesses.   People ask me all the time “How do you do it?”   My answer is always the same.   Sometimes I don’t!   Sometimes the house is a mess, the kids have macaroni and cheese three days in a row and I spend a lot of time multitasking during the homeschool hours.   Today I am desperately hoping to get the house in some kind of order, dye and reskein some yarn and dig around in the gardens.   We will see how much of that I actually get done.   My biggest problem is my horrible lack of organization.  I need an intervention!!

 

Well on to the crafty stuff!  

This incredibly yummy merino yarn will turn into my new Apple Blossom colorway.

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Remember the beautiful red shawl I am knitting?   Yeah, well….I am knitting.it.wrong.    Turns out I was supposed to be using size 15 needles.   I really should have double checked before I started and completely dropped the ball on that one.    At any rate I get to keep the nearly finished one and the new one will work up so fast on size 15 needles!  Besides, this yarn is really nice to knit.

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On the Rav group we are doing a knitalong using the lovely Subversive Skull Cap as our pattern.  We have just cast on and would love to have you join in.   (Did I mention there will be contests?)

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And! there is another update coming for the Farm Store.  I have also added a few items to the Etsy shop.

4:51 PM

Okay not so crafty…

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Maybe this post is pre-crafty :)   I have to send post some photos on Rav but you know you can’t directly upload them :)

This is scoured Icelandic fleece that I am selling.   A little over a pound…

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12:37 PM

Crafty People are Often Crazy….

Well, at least I hope I am not the only crazy one!  

I have a couple things to show off…first I am most proud of my new sign for fiber festivals:

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Most of the fiber festivals I vend at I do so with my partner of Wooly Friends so I am excited to quilt a sign for those shows too.  Next I will be working on the new bags I designed.  I am super excited about those!

Speaking of Fiber Festivals, I will be at The Old Farm Girl Festival May 28th & 29th so I have been dyeing up a storm.

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I have also been knitting a bit.

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The Farm Store has been updated, I hope you will stop by and check it out!  There’s new soysilk, bfl and silk, and lovely yarns.

Have a great Monday!

9:01 PM

Getting Batty!

On the 15th I am heading to the Michigan Fiber Fiesta and then at the end of May I get to stay close to home for The Old Farm Girl Fiber Festival.  I am extra excited about this one because I will be bringing Mercy (our Icelandic bottle lamb) and Nutmeg (one of my English Angoras).

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The drum carder got lots of use today in hopes that I would be able to get ahead for the fiber shows.

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If you happen to be near White Cloud on Memorial Day weekend stop by and see us!

9:46 PM

Hello??? Anyone out there???

I dyed a little today.  (I chuckle inside everytime I say something like that!)  I am getting ready for fiber festival season and my first show is May 15th.  Are you going??  It’s in Greenville, MI.

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Purty huh?

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And just in case you were wondering I have made some knitting progress.

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I love the pattern but I am not overly thrilled with heal.  It’s seems a little unrefined, almost like it doesn’t got with the flow.

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Sorry I have been MIA for so long :(  Hope someone is still reading this blog……