Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wool gathering

Not really as I have no sheep but I am currently sorting through the massive plastic totes here -getting ready for spring shows -lots of new handspun yarn done -am going to work on some pure angora skeins next -some coloured fibre I found tucked away in bags and boxes .
I keep telling myself its all for sale but part of me just wants to lay in the big pile and fondle it all - yummy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Why I love my son

Not that there isn't a million good reasons but this morning he came to me and said "Do you know why God picked you to be my mom?" in that sweet tone he has. I looked at him with a grin and said "why?" expecting some smart alex commetn that he is so good for. Instead with a big hug he replied "cause I would have driven any other mom crazy by now but he knew you were strong enough to handle me"
Do I feel special or what :)
aka Jared's wonder mom 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Road signs to make you laugh!!!

I want one of these for my barn LOL
Wonder inf anybody would get the hint though.....probably not. I HATE going to shows where people tell their kids "poke your figer through the cage honey and pet the nice bunny" -things poekd through the cage are generally food in the rabbits mind.

Sigh one of those little things that tick me off.

HUGs all
out to feed the killer beasts

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spinning some spring sunshine

So to celebrate spring I'm spinning some of Maggies lovely sunshine inspired Mother Fiber -I'm hoping it will hold me till Maryland and her new rovings there :) Just being able to handle all the stunning raw fleece on Saturday was enough to get me in the spinning mood again ;) I'm thinking a shawl with all the colours swirling together in a spring celebration.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Princess Pudding

Is she not stunning?  My baby girl turns 8 today. I feel so old.......no no I don't :) I'm so happy and proud of her -she's growing up so fast and I'm going to grab hold of every moment I can with her.
Happy Birthday Lindsay!!!! You are one in a trillion and you are definetely my daughter LOL

Saturday, March 13, 2010

More dyework on the go

Jared has started his March break dyeing extravaganza :) Here's the first batches drying in the bathroom.
More to come!

Monday, March 08, 2010

A great way to buy local

Daryl and I love fresh farm produce -our little garden does produce quite a bit but there are so many other great tastes out there :) We looked around and decided to buy a "Farm share" so we get fresh veggies and eggs delivered all summer long. Here's the link to the group we joined! AWESOME!!!


Can taste the summer freshness now mmmmmmmm

Friday, March 05, 2010

The new fibre-mobile :)

Well our beloved Volvo breathed her last. It had almost 400K on the odometer so it didn't owe us a dime.
Daryl the wonderful mechanic he is tried his best but decided it was time to let her go. So we searched and found a new vehicle. A 1999 Dodge Dakota 4x4 extended cab.
Very sweet ride!
All we need is a cap to load fibre and bunnies into ;) Or better yet a farm so I can have sheep LOL.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

One Skein done -one to go

So I'm working on a larger order of handspun 1500 yards of fingering weight of a lovely blend of wool/angora/mohair silk. One skien is spun and washed and I've started on the other. In between I'm getting some smaller spinning jobs done too :)
Good thing I have a couple of wheels to keep it all going!