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A Little Bit of Craft and a Whole Lot of Fun!

Good Morning everyone *yawn* late start today but that's what happens when you're out on Saturday night. In fact I'm the only one out of bed. I tell ya Daddy comes over and we party! So what fun did I have this week? Thursday I buzzed up to Estes Park for part of the Wool Market happenings. I took a workshop taught by Peggy Doney of The 100th Sheep and learned about color. At the beginning it felt like being back in Chemistry class my freshman year! Once I read through the notes I understood what we were going to do and a lot of things I had been missing in my own dyeing came to light.  After mixing dyes...

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Short but Sweet

Good morning Internetland! I would say that it is a lazy Sunday but when you wake up at 530 am it's hard to call it so. Granted the girls and Daddy are still sleeping but that will change once I start the coffee. What new this week? Colors of course! On the Hand dyed yarn page are this quarter's colors. The girls appropriately named them April Showers and May Flowers. There are six skeins in each color in each base available. This week I get to go to the Estes Wool Market and take a dye class. My hope from this is to be able to create a standard set of colors to have along with coordinating random limited colors....

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What to write about

Good morning and welcome to a long holiday weekend. Hopefully here in the Fort we are done with our wacky weather and on to true spring. The girls have a couple more funsy days of school filled with yearbook signing, locker cleaning and general silliness before being out for a few weeks. "A few weeks?" you say. Summer is short here with Amanda taking two online summer classes and music commitments coming in July. Thankfully these start just about the time they start to get bored.  So what to talk about when you don't have anything to talk about? I'm still working on yarn colors and keep having to remind myself about the dye class that I'm going to at...

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Little bits and deep thoughts

Good Morning and Happy Sunday Internetland! I hope that this last week treated you well.  So what creativity has been happening here this last week? We've finished concert band season for both girls with movie music filled concerts and already jumped into marching band for the fall with welcoming in the new freshmen this past Saturday. I finished the publish project and got it shipped off in time to the magazine. Once I know dates I will share when it will be available. Currently there are 10 new colors of yarn in various stages of rinsing and drying that I will photograph this week and take into Your Daily Fiber. My two quarterly colors based on the lilac photo I...

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Walking the razor's edge

Good morning and Happy Sunday to all of you! Last week here in the Fort we managed to have rain, snow, sun and hail all in one day! Thankfully it wasn't large enough hail to do any damage to us and reminded me of the Dipping Dots ice cream that the girls love to get at the ballpark. The sun is out and the sky is blue so far today. The girls and I have decided that our little corner of the world has five seasons, summer, fall, winter, false spring and spring. Maybe we can finally have a bit of spring and enjoy the lilacs around town. It's tough to find things to talk about when so many of...

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