Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Studio DeStash Mohair Top

I updated my shop today with some Mohair Top in several colorways,in an effort to destash my studio of fibers, fabrics, threads, and equipment I'm no longer using.

I will be updating daily until my studio space is usable once again! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fiber Purge Begins!!!

Tomorrow I shall be listing in my new ebay store, new because they apparently closed mine due to not using it for five years, wool and silk fibers of all types!  I also have gobs of needle felting and knitting tools I'll be divesting of, as I am now going in an entirely different direction with my studio.

Mohair in several color ways.

Loose hand dyed wool fibers of several varieties including llama and alpaca.

And I will also be divesting of some of my natural dyes, not the indigo or cochineal (yet anyway).

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Summer Solstice

Our cherry tree that is overflowing with sour cherries.  Happy Summer Solstice!

Monday, June 08, 2015

Busy, Busy, But Not Creating

A simple reminder of what it is I'm supposed to be doing today, but have yet to accomplish.  I spent most of today on the prowl for a cherry pitter and not just any cherry pitter but THIS cherry pitter. I finally purchased it at Amazon this afternoon after not being able to locate said beast locally.

Additionally after a very long search I was also able to order a part for my kitchen aide mixer that had unceremoniously broke.  I was very upset when I was told that my mixer was not fixable, more from the stand point that I had used it maybe a half dozen times but also from a green point of view... if you don't want appliances going into landfills then build appliances that can be repaired!

This little gizmo (called a blender coupler) stands between me and a smoothie, and it shall arrive sometime this week!  Now to purchase the face plate for my Champion Juicer, that hubs broke, and I'm set for a summer of smoothies and fresh juice.

I'm off to write and then maybe, just maybe stitch something this evening!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Failure to Post

That's exactly what I'm suffering from a failure to post and regularly.  I just noticed it's been awhile since I've updated.

I've been busy writing content for the 60 Day Bird Journal Challenge, and for Almost Stitched newsletter series (24 newsletters plus 6 bonus surprises) that I forget that others cannot read my mind.

So here's a photo of Pepper, our oldest cat, sporting some attitude while sitting atop a stitched story I wrote up yesterday with my sewing machine.  In between bouts of stitching and writing I've been dodging rain storms trying to get the raised beds planted.

Right now I'm at 50% or so completion and I have to say it's looking good.  John brought one of the porch chairs out to the garden area so that I can sit and watch the birds, butterflies, bees, and paint, sketch, and write unto my hearts content.

Monday, June 01, 2015

A Little Stitching

A little stitching with perle cotton on a mini shipping tag, while I worked on the 60 Days of Birds and the Almost Stitched newsletters!  Stay tuned as I will be giving away several memberships to Almost Stitched!