Monday, October 19, 2009

Sweets for the Sweet

Peppermint Ice Cream is my Favorite and it only comes around during this time of year so I thought why not find a way to have it all year round...

I just placed on my Etsy shop this offering - I have 14 skeins available. I am planning my Holiday Decorations on this colorway and I think it will be a sweet addition. Don't let this offering melt thru you fingers - the holidays are coming quickly..

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The sun is out today and the wind has settled - WOW, I am doing a happy DANCE! This is some of my yarn (Little Miss Sunshine) which gave me the idea. I thought I would spread the sun shine and give you folks a DEAL....

When placing a order in my Etys Shop - October 14 thru the 18th you will receive FREE SHIPPING on any orders over $20.00.
Just type in the word "SUNSHINE" in the "Message to Seller" and I will refund the shipping to your PayPal account immediately. If you are not using PayPal then convo me with your order and I will make you a revised invoice.

So now is the time to make hay while the Sun Shines!! Enjoy

Saturday, October 10, 2009


We all could use some FORGIVENESS now and then - I asked for that to my sweet violet plant that this yarn was designed after. I had not realized that when I last cleaned the kitchen window ledge I forgot to move the violet away from the window glass. This log home has crappy windows and so with our new bitter snap my sweet little violet paid the price for my mistake. I each morning have been asking forgiveness for letting one of my charges pay the price. It is trying to recover as it sits in my bedroom soaking up the warmth. I have even place a skein of this yarn I made next to it to remind it of what it will be again.

FORGIVENESS - I think it is a perfect yarn and a great intention to hold in your heart at all times.

Autumn in Manhattan

One of the projects I completed while crawling in and out of my bed during that horrible stomach bug was to get the dye pots going - heating up the log home as the temp outside was getting colder by the day and it also did not require much effort on my part. This kid fleece does not come from a baby here but does come from my blood lines. This little goat girl "Autumn" gave her fleece as particle payment for the mother I sold this farm several years ago. She has great handle (softness) and a sheen that is like so many of my sweet girls here at the farm. I will get two more shearings from this girl as payment but there is only one baby fleece and this is it. If you are looking for something incredible this fleece is it. You can purchase what is left at my Etsy Shop - the first pound went to a local fiber artist who is spinning it up to make a shawl. Don't delay because this is a great buy and great fiber.

Some BAD news blew in

Last week the farm was hit with several days of horrible winds. Nothing new but when I finally had a moment to go out and check on things I found that one of my Black Star Hens did not return to the coop... Most animals are smart enough to know that in bad weather you just hunker down and wait it out. So I started checking every inch of the farm while trying hard to stay on the ground. The winds picked back up so bad I could not even see a foot in front of me so I went back into the shop to wait it out. Three hours later the winds calmed down and now the sky was turning dark. I went back out with lights and started the search all over again. No luck at all. I had to close up the coop for the night but turned on all the outside lights hoping she would find her way back. The next morning I took my best dog Kasha out with me to search the forest and then the far pastures. No feathers, no body, NO HEN!!! I searched for most of the day and again at night but still not sign.. I spoke to a couple of folks that said those wind cells where so bad that it could have even picked her up and took her elsewhere.

Well, my prayer is that where ever my sweet black hen is she is safe, sound and doing well. The hen house for days was buzzing and the girls where upset. I watched them like a hawk just in case a hawk had grabbed their sister. One thing that never gets easier is when you lose an animal. I know some folks would say - "It is just a chicken, we eat chickens" but NOT my girls. I never eat those I raise and each two or four legged here is a family member who is missed when they are gone.

So if you would say a prayer tonight for my lost little hen - she is missed!

Life getting in the way blogging

This incredible yarn is called "Desert Day Dream" 100% Silk Flat Chennile Yarn. I loved creating this colorway because so often folks just do not look hard enought to see the colors that hide in the desert - so I thought I would put them in one spot - this silk yarn.

Now for those who wondered did I fall off the planet - YES I did but not by choice. I have been battling a stomach bug that has kept me anything but functional. Then if you miss a day around here it is like you have been dropped into a black hole. The lists get longer, the chores get harder and the weather seems to want to screw you over at every turn.

Well, I am back and playing catch up but trust me I have missed you all.....