Thursday, February 7, 2013

Not abandoned

Sorry I have not been blogging like I should.  We have been going thru custody problems with our son and that has occupied all our time and money.
I have been collecting supplies but not felting much.  I have spun a nice spool of blue wool, now I need to ply it.  My wheel works like a dream.
I have also been trying to photo new items for my Etsy shop, I can't get a really focused shot of my jewelry.  Very frustrating.  I have about 10 things to add if  can ever get good pics.  Haven't sold much on my Etsy site and I know it is because I am not keeping it fresh looking. 
Maybe I will get a bee in my bonnet and start felting again, I sure miss it.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday Spinning

I spent a pleasant day yesterday.  I watched Animal Planet and Nat Geographic for hours while spinning some beautiful yarn.  So far it is 1 ply but I am going to fill another bobbin and make 2 ply.  This will make my third skein of yarn, the largest by far.  I think I might change hands when spinning.  Maybe it takes more practice but I keep feeding and drafting with the wrong hands.  It just feels backwards to me even though my right hand is my dominant.  I will give it a few more skeins before I change, I am sure it will change with practice.  Of course Pitbulls and Paroles always gets me crying so that doesn't help my concentration!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The felting class

Yesterday I taught a beginner felting class at Cool Bees in Alpharetta,Ga.  Very cool shop if you are ever able to stop by.  I only had one student but she was so enthusiatic and I felt like we were good friends by the end of the class.  We both made a scarf and almost everything that could go wrong did.  Of course this meant I got to teach several techniques that I hadn't planned on but all came out fine.  Here are some pics from the class.

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last show

I did get into my last show of the season.  It is inside and in Nov.  It is kind of bittersweet that I got in.  If is one of my fav shows but with the colitis thing, I always feel washed out.

I have a class of one scheduled the Sat.  Am advertizing for more students but I do have the one confirmed.  She will definitly get all the attention that she wants.  I will work along side her so it will help beef up my inventory.

Ordered more of the Checz (sp badly)  I have heard that the price is going to triple sometime soon so I am trying to order some each time I have a few dollars left over.  These buttons are too beautiful to use so I need to figure out a way to display them so I can enjoy them.

Friday night my nephew is coming over for a pumpkin carving.  Since we don't have Jonathan anymore, I figured Jake would enjoy it and is so happy for the attention.
All for now, hope you are all getting the lovely fall weather we are enjoying in Atlanta.

Friday, October 12, 2012

last show

I applied for my last show of the season in August.  The decisions of who got in were supposed to be in Sept..  I haven't heard anything so emailed yesterday to ask about it.  No answer so far so I am taking this as a no.  Since I was diagnosed with colitis, I just don't feel great most of the time so this may be a blessing.  If so, I can set up a schedule to make things each month and really build up my Etsy shop.  My viewings have been low so filling up the shop should help.  I have so many ideas.  One that I saw today is to use some of my beloved buttons and place them in the middle of a multi- sized felt flower.  Looks easy and fun to do.  Maybe a few lower pieces will help out with Christmas gifts?  Anyone else having trouble with sales this year?

Sunday, October 7, 2012


What a Sunday it has been.  I got up early (for me) at 9:30 and decided I needed to work on my studio.  With all the shows, I have just been craming all my stuff into one section and it was so bad, I couldn't find anything.  I took all my finished products and put them into Jonathan's closet, I still need to go thru those.  At the last show a lady gave me a really nice CD rack so I got enough out of the way that I could put all my Christmas CDs on it.  I almost filled the rack, found music I haven't listened to in several years.
I also went thru stacks of stuff that I hadn't opened in over 3 years so it was time to take out what I wanted and purge the rest.  I put together another Jo Ann's cart and loaded all of my batik, my irish lace, crochet pieces and some linens.  Nice to have those all in one place so I can use them and not buy more.  This created the beginning of a clean space so I can use my 6 ft loom.
Cleared off an area to put a new radio/CD player as my other one died.  Now I have music again. 
Still not ready to start any projects but at least I can walk in the place!