Monday, August 1, 2011

New Pretties!

Check out all the cool stuff that followed me home from Fiber Christmas to share with mom:

Silk caps (lots of them!), alpaca roving, dyed Romney locks, bamboo, merino/bamboo, sari silk, mohair, art batts and yarn, oh my!

Yes, there is a spinning wheel in there - hubby found it and we called mom and she wanted it! It is old and needs some TLC, but it is still a beautiful wheel!

Later - as I get to stuff, I want to show a better picture and then what I make out of it. My brain won't shut off now, either. I saw so many things, and have way too many ideas for stuff, and the Lord still hasn't granted my prayer for 2 extra hours in my day!

Sunday, July 31, 2011


It has been a busy few weeks!

First, we just got back from Kellyville, Oklahoma. We were vendors at Fiber Christmas in July, and as usual, we had a blast. That is mostly what as kept me busy the last few weeks. I wanted to have a full booth, so there would be a lot of variety for my customers. This year the show was bigger than ever, I heard the words "fiber overload" many, many times! We were set up between Dawning Dreams and Gwen and Donna from The Weavery, both booths were full of delicious temptation, and, of course, I HAD to give in and support other independent fiber artists!

It has also been HOT, HOT, HOT here in Arkansas. That means extra care for the sheep, and extra sweat on the shepherds and munchkins when we are out working. July had more than 25 days of over 100 degree heat, and only a spattering of rain. And I do mean a spattering. Just so you know how dry and hot it is, our yard has developed a crack in the ground. It is several feet long, 1 inch wide and 6 inches deep in spots. The meteorologists said this summer is officially worse than the 1934 dust bowl summer.


Good news is that it is too hot to play outside, so you have to play inside. No, not video games, but FIBER!!! Lots and lots of fiber! Of course I came home from Fiber Christmas with a bag full of goodies to replenish my stock (not that there was a shortage at my house to begin with), and lots of new ideas for things to try. I also learned how to use a triangle shawl loom - way too cool. Too bad it is 7 feet wide and I don't have room for one. My friend Lisa, of Sasser Farms, took one home, and I can't wait to see what she makes!

And here is the current give away for Fiber Indie Co-op Experience:

Just join the group on Ravelry, make purchases in the partcipating online shops, and post your purchases! That is it! Each qualifying purchase earns you an entry into the current drawing. This month, two people will win gift certificates to use in FIX shops!!!