Sunday, March 27, 2011

Adding to the Fold......

Yes, it has been forever ago that I have taken the time to sit down and write here. It has been a very busy time at our home.

I had an order for 300 project bags to do…yes, that’s right three zero, zero. While I do appreciate the compliment that my bags were so well liked, never again. Too much for one person to do. Well, this one person anyway. I tend to put too much pressure on myself to get things finished, do not like things on my plate. I felt like I was living in Beijing for three months.

Then there was winter, filled with shoveling, snow blowing, shoveling, snow ball fights, and sledding.

There were fiber shows to vend at, Sheep in City Getaway in Milwaukee  and Madison Knitting Guild Knit In   Both of which are great events.

But, most importantly was adding to the fold. Meet Cashton Xander, all 8lbs.8oz. of him, born February 25.

Here you can see him being told by his big sister just how things are going to be, so she thinks....

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Where has it gone....

I can't believe it has been two months since my last post...I suppose facebook has taken over my blogging. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be a vendor at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this year. That kept me very busy for most of the summer. It was like living in a fiber paradise for three days. Meeting scads of fiber freaks just like me, seeing the excitement on their faces just seeing all the wonderful things to touch, see, and covenant. The weather was cooperative, not too cool but cool enough to wear a lovely hand knitted scarf, vest, or shawl. To me it was very inspiring to see everyone donning their beautiful finished knitted works of art. It was also great to put faces with some of the folks I have met through Ravelry.

Now to get ready for the next show. That will be in February in Milwaukee at the Sheep in the City Getaway,,,,, check it out.

The garden has been put out of its misery with the hopes that next year will be better for it.  The leaves are turning and frost is expected for tonight.  As you can see it is time for comfy, cozy flannel pj's to come out.
Where has the summer gone?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Playing Hooky........

I went into my sewing room yesterday with every intention of really producing some bags to put into my inventory. After all, I do have a show coming up the end of the month.

Well, I guess my ADDS kicked in and this is what ended up coming out of yesterday. All though quite nice, neither what I had set out to do nor what I should have been doing. I suppose we all have to play hooky from our jobs sometimes.

I dyed the middle one first, the blue one next and then the purple,blue,gray one last.  I used the same dye water for all of them.  I was just playing but I think the results came out very nice.  I suppose I will have to have another hooky day to spin it.  See, it's just a never ending circle of fiber.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Adding Another.....

Recently "the girls" took a trip back east to visit family.  The weather was great and the flight uneventful, except for leaving a little late...but hey, what are you going to do. 
As you can see Cailin had no issues what so ever with the plane ride.
She made a wonderful traveling companion.

Once there she had the oppurtunity to explore some of my childhood.
Sitting on Great PopPops tractor.  I can just imagine that he was smiling down on her.

Met relatives that she couldn't get the names straight to save her life. 

She got a chance to visit Aunt Audrey and her sheep. We have no pictures of that because there was no way she was leaving my grasp to get down to see them.  She isn't a real animal lover.  Cailin perfers the wool already in yarn form.
And last but not least, she had a chance to have her picture taken on "the picture taking front steps".  During our visit we found generations of photos taken on these front steps. We just added another.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Yesterday was my birthday. When you reach a certain age birthdays seem to just come and go. However, yesterday's birthday was a little different for me. With the path and the changes that my life is taking right now coupled with the fact that the "whole" family was out of town, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself.

Then all my friends on facebook started wishing me happy birthday and my friend called to take me to lunch. Her 3 year old grandson was with her and had chosen a birthday card for me. To see the smile and pride on his face for choosing that card made me put everything into perspective.

It should be just that simple. Choose a fun card and make someone smile.

We tend to get so wrapped up in the things that are shitty in our lives we lose track of the things that really count. Those things are the love of our family and friends and our health.

So, I have pulled on my "big girl" panties and am moving along.

Happy Birthday to me!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Who Says......

Woohooo...the first day of Spring!  My seeds are up which as you can see, I had help planting.

What great fun we had this week, the weather was in the mid to upper 60's and even hit 70 one day.  We played outside, went weee on the swing, took walks, played ball, and even got the tricycle out for the season. We watched the robins jump around looking for worms to pull from the ground, the chickens were finally out basking in the sun.  The first day of Spring would be on Saturday. All was good with the world.
Then Mother Nature stepped in.
Who says Mother Nature doesn't have a sense of humor.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ready Set Go........

Bags are finished and bagged and tagged.  Table covers are pressed and hanging up.  Fixtures to be used for display need to be gathered. Items yet to be checked off the "to do" list. The car needs to be packed up and we are off.
Tomorrow is my "first" show at the Madison Knit In.
Guest speakers will be Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne Mason-Dixon Knitting. Check out the site for classes,vendors, and more info.
We have to leave home at 5:00 am. Yes, that's right, 5:00 in the morning, I don't think our rooster is even up that early. I foresee a high volume coffee day.

It should be great fun.  After all, how could it possibly be bad, surrounded by fiber and knitters. You just can't go wrong.