Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 2013, Summer happenings!

Greetings!   Wow, it's sure been a while since I've posted on the blog.

Lots has happened since then, too much to put in a single post, but here's some current news.

Retreats and Fiber events!    June 20th through 23rd I will be in Rochester, MN at the Stockinette Zombie retreat.  If you aren't familiar with podcaster Megan and Amy, the Stockinette Zombies, you should find them on ITunes and Blip and everywhere else their podcasts are available and check them out.   Two funny, witty, wonderful women -- Megan and Amy have cooked up a great retreat and marketplace.   I'm pleased as punch to be able to attend the retreat.... I'll see if I get some relaxing time in.   That's to be seen!

Meanwhile, the same weekend, George and oldest daughter Renee will be attending the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair in Grayslake, IL.    They will have the bulk of our goodies, including a fresh batch of George's Yarn Buddy's!

We've been busy dyeing lots and lots of yarn -- we've got several new colors that have been making an appearance this year.   There are more to come, but photographing yarn has lately been put on the back burner.   I hope you can bear with me as I get things updated little by little!

The animals and farm will be well taken care of by George's brother, who farm sits for us.  And daughter Rachel will be making sure our baby chicks are well tended, when she's not running off to her movie theater job.

After that bit of fun, we will be vending on Saturdays in July at Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp up in Marshfield, WI.   We've done this for a few years now, and it's so great to see all of the campers and their gorgeous, stunning creations!!!

In August we will be vending at Stitches Midwest.   We are very excited to be adding this show to our schedule.   See you in Schaumburg!!!

I've also got a surprise for the readers of this post...... you are the proud recipients of a coupon code to use..... Summer2013 will get you 15% off your next yarn purchase.   The code is good until Labor Day, so use it early and often!!!

Happy knitting, and hopefully I will see you soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's fiber show season!

Oh, man is this a crazy time or what? And, no, I don't mean Madison, but that's busy too.

We've spent the last 2 weekends at fiber shows, namely the Janesville Knit In in Milton, Wisconsin and last weekend at Sheep In The City in Milwaukee. Both shows were great, and now it's time to restock! Too bad the yarn bases aren't here yet. Soon tho!

This weekend our sheep are being sheared. Well, at least the ewes are. I'll try to get pics, but I'm not making any promises. It's going to be cold and snowy. Good thing the girls like the cold weather!

It's going to be George and I and Bob, our shearer. Hopefully George's brother will be around, but if not -- we've done it before, we'll do it again!

R1 and R2, the darling daughters, are off to Solo and Ensamble in DeForest. The little -- or, rather, TALL darlings -- both are taller than we are -- need to be at school by 6 a.m. on Saturday morning -- That's dedication! They are playing a duet together and then R1 is playing an ensemble with friends. R2 will be support staff for her friends -- as it should be!

Thankfully our chickens are back to laying eggs. They took a break over the winter, and it was a pain in the a** to buy eggs at the store. You get spoiled. If anyone wants any beautiful, yummy, free-range eggs, let me know, we've got some coming every day again!

Take care.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's been a While

Holy smokes, I can't believe this much time has passed since I've posted to the blog... Time flies, even when you're not having fun.... Also known as too much work to do -- and that's about all I can say about that!!

It's really foggy today. Visibility of less than a quarter of a mile where I live, which means we can't see the road from the house. Very isolated feeling, but I like it.

Today's the perfect day to bake some bread, and I think I'll select something from my all time favorite bread book -- Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day by Jeff Hertzberg.

I will be spending the weekend finishing up some knitting and hopefully taking some pictures. How about you?

Monday, June 7, 2010


Well, the llamas were sheared last Sunday -- man, are they big babies! Durante was crying and trying to lay down. He about knocked R1 into the water trough in the process!!!

Percy wasn't much better. He also mad1e a fuss. Much moaning and crying -- we even though he'd spit at R2 (but he didn't, thank goodness!)

A few weeks ago we were not too happy all of the rain was missing us -- but after the last week I think we've had enough for a little while! Hay needs to be baled, but with a threat of rain every couple of days, patience is high on the list around here.

Oh, and R2 graduates from 8th grade this week! We're so pleased!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Time flies when we're having fun!

Well, I don't have any excuses that are worthy to explain my lengthy absence. Work, work, work, planting plants, various greenhouse dutes, regular mom stuff.

I'll have to take some picctures of the prospective garden patch and show you the asparagus patch/rhubarb patch.

Be back soon.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Fun was had by all!

What can I say, I believe fun was had by all!!! I had tons of help from my hubby setting up -- R1 helped out on Saturday (R2 had a sleepover, so she was excused) but there were times I could have used 4 people to check out all of the shoppers we had!!! I didn't take many pics, but here's a cute one of Lisa, one of "my girls" and the Featherweight Cardigan she knit from my MCN laceweight in Blush -- just absolutely gorgeous in person!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hold onto Your Hat!

I forgot to tell you -- stop by my booth this weekend at the MKG Knit-In and I'll have some bling and a giveaway, courtesy of a great local knitting mag that's now only available on-line.

I have some great news in store, to be shared all in due time, ladies, all in due time!!! I will only say that I'm ssssooooo excited I can hardly stand it!