Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cold and snow

Now is the time to purchase a spindle or yarn from my shop. It is cold and snowy out there and you need something interesting to do during this chilly time of year.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Coffee Swap 6 and chocolate

I am doing the Coffee Swap 6 in Ravelry. My partner is in California and I'll be sending her some really fun stuff, but can't give details here yet because she might read it and then the surprise would be gone.

So... I have debated about the next statement I'm about to make for several days and have now made it to several of my friends without the sky falling in on me.
I have found a chocolate that is better than Dove Dark Chocolate... yes, I actually said it (and have now put it in writing).
It is a Fair Trade- Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with Caramel and Sea Salt bars. They are unbelievable!!! Gives a whole meaning to drool worthy! Now, I know I am adult, but I once I had tasted this chocolate, I didn't want to share it. I had a very powerful urge to growl and crouch over it protectively... Not a good thing when you live with your husband and sister in the same house.
So tomorrow I am going to get more of it (Hubby is not sure this is a good idea) as well as some stuff for my swap box (see 1st paragraph).

Ok, so the spindles aren't on the etsy yet and I'm working on it...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Life recently

I have been busy recently. I took over the lead Special Ed. position in my school, took on a new teacher mentee, prepped for and began a new school year, discovered Ravelry (WOOT!! I am SpEdTchr on there), did some serious work on my etsy site with updating and re-listing, updated the Spindles and More inventory lists in both formats (my trusty index card system, and the database on the computer), attended a fiber festival and am blogging about it all. Ok, well, the blogging is going to be a bit skimpy for a while because of all the other things going on.
I did purchase some silk singles in a lovely denim blue for a scarf and some milk fiber that I need to play with. I also discovered another breed of sheep I am willing to spin (besides Merino and Rambouillet)... Polworth. Ok, so it is 3/4 Merino and 1/4 Lincoln, which still kind of makes it a Merino, but hey, I tried something new thanks to River's Edge Fiber Art from Grand Ledge, Michigan. Thank you ladies, it is LOVELY!!!
I really want to get more things listed on etsy, I have another dozen or so of the large spindles to photograph and list, but my job and life are conspiring to keep them in their unlisted state.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Spindles are on the way

I have been inspired with new design ideas for additional large spindles!!! I love the new colors and work involved. I'd love to just stay home from work and make more of them, but that is not to be. As I was making these spindles, I thought about have Doug take in-process photos, but I found myself so caught up in their creation that by the time I remembered about having him take the photos, it was around 1 in the morning and he was asleep. I will try to get photos soon. I want to have them ready for Sedalia, which is in 2 1/2 weeks...