Monday, June 4, 2012
in january i gave myself permission not to write on my blog every day. for 4 years, there was almost always a daily posting. but eventually it was becoming more difficult to say something new. a few weeks ago i realized that the life of this blog has come to an end. it may some day resurface in another form. for another purpose. thanks to all of you who followed regularly. you breathed life into my blog.xxx
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
later today i'm flying into st. john's. my newest grandchild will be born within the next couple of weeks. this time my daughter and son-in-law chose to know the sex of the baby ahead of time. it's a boy - and knowing this has made him already such a member of the family. we're all just waiting for him to make his appearance.
this is a peak work time for me to be getting yarn and kit orders out to the shops so i'll be taking my work with me. 20 bags of batts for 20 skeins. i took my travel spinning wheel in last month when keith and i drove in for the trade show.
and for the quiet evenings, i'll be working on my latest textile piece.
Friday, April 13, 2012
one of the many reasons i love making yarn is that it is an activity that is gentle on my body. except for the carding. recently i applied to the newfoundland government through their "technology utilization program" to purchase a new carder. i love my old louet but if i'm doing a lot of carding at one time it's very hard on my shoulder. my application was approved (they will pay 80% of the cost) and my new pat green big batt carder from chilliwack, b.c. is installed and in use. it purrs. it is so smooth (lots of ball bearings) i can't believe that the fleece is feeding through. and the drum is larger so i can do more at a time. thank you newfoundland government!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
i've spent the past week nursing a cold, finishing and sending off a couple more yarn and kit orders, and slowly and quietly in the evenings, completing a new textile piece.
the root chakra is red. it's about energy flowing downwards and connecting you with your physical world.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
it was a "large" weekend - a weekend of beginnings and endings.
1. it was the first time i'd taken part in the newfoundland provincial trade show. i have shops in st. john's, and on the west coast of the island. what i'd hoped was that i'd have a chance to meet shop owners from other parts of newfoundland who didn't yet know my product. and i did. and i now have enough orders - in newfoundland, the maritimes and across canada and even in the usa to keep me going for the forseeable future.
2. we spent the first couple of days with the grandchildren. we took finn to his first ever big screen movie (the lorax) and he was entralled. keith bought lucy "sea monkeys" (which hold the same fascinating allure now that they did when we were young). and he taught her how to do head stands. and on one of the days i was at the show, he took eamon to choose his joint parent/grandparent birthday gift - a super scooter. he turns 12 next week.
3. and i got to be with my very pregnant daughter. the newest baby is due the end of april.
4. and at the same time, keith's sweet uncle nish was dying and we spent time with family in and out of the hospital, and when nish died on monday, eamon was with us at the hospital and there was a merging of our families. of generations young and old. lives beginning and lives ending.