Friday, December 30, 2005

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GrapeVine *Yarn Bouquet*

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Homestyle Memories *YARN BOUQUET*

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it's a white after-Christmas

yup, we had 65 degrees on Christmas but today is white and clean and crisp and cold. So, I tried my hand last night at dyeing commercial wool yarn. I haven't checked what it looks like yet. It was wet last night so I don't know but I'm hoping. I'm going to start including about 100 yards of coordinated commercial yarn with some of my *Yarn Bouquets*.

Hey, a friend designed the coolest stuff more check out my ebay store...

and my etsy store

and check out my beautiful new banners and logo!!!

Monday, December 26, 2005

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carded, overdyed grey wool

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cool pictures for after Christmas

so...there are pictures of a neat handmade crocheted bag below. It is crocheted by a fabulous lady in Wisconsin (leesa) with bulky commercial yarn but has an added ruffle made from my handspun. I love it!!!!

Also, there are pictures of some very pretty roving that I traded for and then overdyed. It is dark grey and the overdyeing turned out great. I have since carded the roving very lightly and need to take another picture of it. I'll try to get that posted soon!!!

one more picture of grey wool overdyed with pretty colors!!!

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more overdyed wool

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grey wool overdyed...pretty pretty!!!

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One more neat picture of the bag...

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Cute Bag?!/?

So, this is a bag crocheted with commercial yarn but with a beautiful handspun ruffle on top...Leesa made it....Wow!!! Posted by Picasa

Beautiful Bag (by Leesa) with ruffle of handspun (by Me)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005


I did some dyeing today. I got some very cool grey wool and overdyed it a variety of colors. It looks very cool so far, it isn't dry yet, so I'll take pics tomorrow. I love the overdyed look. I'm going to be doing some spinning kits soon. I think I need a break from spinning *Yarn Bouquets*. I'm sort of frustrated. They aren't selling nearly as well, maybe I just need a break from them, so I'm going to be putting out some smallish separate skeins and kits that aren't necessarily bouquets. maybe four or five nice coordinated skeins instead of 15. anyway...

happy holidays!!!!

Yup...I am a shameless self-promoter!!!

Ok--not quite shameless but, I've lowered lots of my prices and added combined shipping options to my Etsy yarn so check it out. I'm always adding new books to our ebay store so ...

auctions are going well...
I got stuff on Etsy
there's always CDs at

Sunday, December 18, 2005

secret spinner...

well...i got my secret spinner gift several days ago. I love the knitting needles. After Christmas I'm learning to knit. The earmuffs were nice. The yarn is probably not exactly my style but my sister, who is the knitter will love it! wow, cool stuff....what a fun surprise!!!!



Friday, December 16, 2005

New Gallery Pic Style. What do you think??

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chilly morning

It is 16 degrees this morning but feels like 1 degree. high of 20 today....geeze it's cold. YUCKY!!! I need to dye stuff this morning. J. will hate the smell but it needs to be done. I have no yarn bouquets. I need a new one for Ebay. I do have a ton of yarn up tho. Check out my auctions. I changed the pictures for the gallery pics on both Etsy and Ebay. What do you think?????


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Let it Snow!

Let it snow! Let it snow! Just a little. auctions are going well...

I got stuff on Etsy

there's always CDs at

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

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Peppermint Stick

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Pretty, pretty silk

I spun some of my new silk and it turned out so pretty....take a look!!!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Good Monday Morning!!!

Well, another dry night for Brenden, YEAH!!!

I have lots more yarn listed on Etsy at

I need to dye some silk this morning but I haven't gotten up the gumption! I like spinning, dyeing then plying that's what this silk will be. I haven't quite decided what colors will be beautiful today, which doesn't help but...anyway...

I have choir practice today, then i work so, I won't be getting as much done as i usually do but...

i'm feeling very much like it is Monday morning! DAMN!!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

fabulous day!

well, i went to an SCA event yesterday. it was fabulous! today we're taking the kids to the Narnia movie!

Brenden is POTTY TRAINED!!!

two nights he's gone without night diapers!! I can't believe that i am done with diapers forever--or at least until i'm much older ;-)

Good days!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005


So, i'm expanding my horizons as it were. I have listed my newest *Yarn Bouquet* "GrapeVine" on Etsy. It is a very cool new handmade sales forum. If you haven't been there be sure to check it out. Here's a link to my store

Of course, I also have stuff on ebay all the time so check that out too.

And then of course there is my own personal website with CDs

I guess I'm selling in lots of places, huh???

Thursday, December 08, 2005


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I got SILK. Lovely, beautiful, soft, fabulous, luscious SILK. 2 pounds of gorgeous silk. I can't believe how beautiful it is. I've had some before but two whole pounds of white, can't wait to be dyed and spun silk. I am in HEAVEN!!!!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

winter sunset *YARN BOUQUET*

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