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I love participating in outdoor archery tournaments!! It is a great sport. We shoot compound bows distances anywhere from 11 to 100 yards, both up and downhill. I took second in our UP affiliation last year!! I also am looking forward to summer so that I can get down and dirty in the garden. I am patiently waiting to put up a greenhouse, but I love my garden and usually end up canning several quarts of both green and yellow beans, and having a never ending supply of Zucchini squash. With our short growing season, I am lucky if I can get a couple of nice pumpkins for carving at Halloween time, for the kids. I got two nice ones last year and they were perfect!

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that is the name of my new store!! What more fitting for a yarn and stained glass shop!! LOL

I just thought I would stop by and give an update. I have almost everything moved in……WOW!! Where did all that stuff come from and how in the heck did it fit in my old studio…..no wonder I didn’t have room!! LOL

I am hoping that by the end of the week I will be weaving or dying fibers!! I will keep you updated. I will have some photos to post soon!!

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The Move Begins…..

YIPPEE!!!! I was handed a key to the store yesterday!!!

I am going to get the laundry done this morning and start moving my studio in. Unfortunately, my truck is not repaired yet, and I will have to make small trips with the van…..but I will be totally moved in over the weekend. My doors will not be open to the public for a few months as I have to build up the inventory. As I get inventory made up it will be for sale…they will include “clouds” of dyed roving for felting, felting needles, hand spun yarn, rovings, woven items, etc…

Have a great day and if you don’t hear from me for a couple of days you will know why. 😉

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When did you learn to knit? about 4 years seriously
Who taught you? My mommy taught me, when I was little, but it was something I did just now and again
What was your very first completed object? Dishcloth
Your most recent? Socks
What was the very first thing you sent to the frog pond? (pulled out and started over) Dishcloth
Your most recent? sleeve for sweater
What is currently on the needles for you? toe-up socks, sweater, and sleeves.
What types of needles do you enjoy working with? Love Bamboo What have you tried and hated? Metal
Have you knit dishcloths before? Yes
What was your favorite one? I don’t have a favorite….I have liked them all
Least favorite? none
Do you use homemade dishcloths or face cloths yourself, or give them as gifts, or both? Both
What are your favorite and least favorite scents? (For your body, such as soap/lotion/etc) I really don’t have any favorites….but I don’t like patchouli!!
What are your favorite colors? Blue and Green
What colors (if any) are your bathroom and kitchen decorated in? really nothing specific
What other hobbies and crafts do you enjoy? spinning, weaving, stained glass, competition Archery
Chocolate: Dark? White? Milk? Ew? Has to be DARK!!!
Do you like salty treats? You meant I can’t have both! 😦 What kinds? any will work
If you could go anywhere in the world for one day and spend the day any way you wanted, where would you go and what would you do? Rome I would go to the Vatican……
Do you have any allergies? (Yarns, foods, etc. that might impact what your pal can send) Smoke, is a no-no for me.

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Spinning away

Not much to post about today. I shot in a State Archery Tournament yesterday and well, lets just say, I could have done better. Was certainly not my day to shine!! ;-(

Friday afternoon I spun up one bobbin full of white yarn and plied it. Now I have to set the twist and dye it. I will hopefully be able to get another one spun up today. I will have to find something good on TV to watch while I am spinning. Maybe I will toss in a movie! I will post photos of this yarn when I get it dyed.

I hope everyone has a good day…..

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Yes sir, Yes sir, 4 boxes full? HMMMMM, that don’t sound quite right.

It was like Christmas in April here yesterday, literally….still snowing here! ;-( UPS truck showed up with 4, yes 4, boxes full of roving for me to “oooh and ahhh” over. All of the fleeces are from my animals but one, they are all just lovely and I can’t help but keep touching and looking at them. Oh the little things in life!!! 🙂

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Tri-Loom

I had a great day yesterday…got to have lunch with a good friend I have not seen for about 4 years. We met on the internet in about 1999, and have been good friends ever since. Last I saw her two daughters, they were swinging on the swingset in the yard just singing away, well now they are 12 and 14 ……. and very nice young women!!! Where did the time go……?????

I picked up two tri-looms, too. One for me and one for others to weave on when I get the shop opened up. Looks like I will be moving in my stuff end of the month, unfortunately I won’t be ready to open the doors for a while.

I have a box of fiber coming in soon so watch for more dying to take place. I have some orders for some handdyed, handspun yarn so watch for those as well. And for you needle felters watch for some packet of colored roving, for felting to be posted.

Have a great day!!

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