Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yarn, Dyeing and New Friends

Well, it's sure been a while since I've updated things. Life has been crazier than usual at Sun Valley Farm.

Where to begin...... Rachel has been playing volleyball, and has been doing a great job for her first year. She just had her last game this week and did an awesome job serving and diving for balls. Her team is awesome!!!

Renee has been practicing her driving skills and her negotiating skills. Kudos to her on both things, she's doing great!!!

We had a bunch of sophomores over to our house before Homecoming to build a float and keep it safe from the other grades so it wouldn't be trashed. They did a nice job!!!

George pulled the float in the Homecoming parade, but it did get rained on -- :-(
The sophomores should be proud, taking 2nd place overall in the competition. Good job, girls!!

Last but not least, we've been dye yarn like crazy -- man, I need to update my etsy store -- heck, I need to create it!!!

But the reason for all of the fuss was a visit to our farm by the Cultured Purls of Crystal Lake, Illinois, many of whom I met at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair in Woodstock, IL this past summer. The ladies came to New Glarus for a retreat, discovered I wasn't too far away, and asked to come on over.

George cooked lunch for everyone -- 22+ ladies -- and Renee and Rachel gave farm tours to everyone who ventured outside, which was a beautiful Fall day. Mother Nature couldn't have cooperated any more than if we gave her lunch too!!!

Fun was had by all and we sold a bunch of yarn.

Thanks, ladies, and we look forward to another gathering in the not to distant future!!!


  1. Hi Jeannette, It's Jen from the far westside knitting group at Barriques. Do you have an etsy store? You know I'm just itching to get some of your yarn, but I haven't made it out to The Sow's Ear lately. Take care! Jen

  2. Hi Jeannette, I've missed you at knitting group. Maybe when things calm down.