Monday, August 24, 2009

Trindles and other stuff

Well, I am back from Michigan and I missed all my furry family (including hubby Mr. M) I actually drove from Battle Creek MI to Atlanta GA in one day. It was about 13 hours on the road with short pit stops for coffee ( I break for STARBUCKS) and food (woman can not survive on Twinkies alone....). So now I am back home and dyeing for the next show.

Evil Eve B will come with me to Wisconsin Sheep and Wool on Sept 11,12 and 13. I am really putting the miles on Kermit, but he doesn't seem to mind. I think it is actually cool to go so many new places. I am happy that Eve can (wo )man the booth while I take a peek as what other people have. In additon to my own fibers I will also be taking Jeremy A's awesome trindles (like a drop spinndle but his own design with 3 arms). I have a few in my own collection that I just could not let get away. Check them out.....One is a cute "june bug" with little green lady bugs on it and the other was a custom job (yes he does that) with oriental dragon dog heads. They almost "grrrrrr" at me when I spin with them. Sweet. He is on Etsy under "trindleman" but I have a wonderful assortment of them so I hope people really come to see me :>) gale

Sunday, August 16, 2009

michigan at last!

Hey All not sure how many pics are going to come into this entry. I have never blogged from my lap top before so I am just trying to get the hang of it. After a long trip, I arrived in Allegan, Michigan for the Michigan Fiber Festival. The town itself if lovely and small as it sits on the bend of a river. Next year, I think I will opt for a B and B as there are several in the town and I hear they are really special. It is a great show and everyone here is very happy and helpful. I met up with several fiber buddies here and there is a real great core of spinners. The lady pictured below was looking for a class and had a special way of taking her wheel along. Isn't she clever?
Today is my last day, so I'll be packing up and them meeting my cuz and family for supper. Then back to Atlanta and my husband,dog and rabbitt. I miss them when I am on the road but it is really sweet to meet all these new people and see these new places. :>) gale

Friday, August 7, 2009

Getting ready for Michigan Fiber festival

Well, getting all set for the Michigan Fiber Festival on 8/15. I have been working very hard to get all my stock up and I feel like I am in good shape. Usually, I have a slight panic attack just before a show and I run around looking at my product muttering "must dye more, must dye more..." with this little twitch going in my eye lid . But I am feeling like I'll be ok for this show....which makes me wonder if I have overlooked something. LOL
Mango is adapting well to life in our home. He thinks I am ok but he is really fond of Mr. M. and comes hopping over to him every chance he can. I guess my husband has some bunny MOJO I am not aware off. Hobbs, our german/akita mix, is fascinated by Mango which I find alittle alarming. I don't think we are ready to let them play together yet...... maybe never..... One thing that is absolutly ADORABLE is when you give Mango a little bit of peach or banana. Apparently, fruit is like bunny crack cocain. Mango goes nuts for the stuff and makes these cute smacking noises.
Going off to The Whole Nine Yarns for spin night on monday with (perhaps) the evil Eve B. She knit these wonderful socks for me with my new sock yarn. Really cool for display in the booth at MFF. I'll post pics this weekend before I go.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mango has arrived

Hello all. I want to introduce you to our latest editon, Mango, a 3 month old angora rabbitt. Mr M and I went out and got him at our friend Sharon's House last Saturday. He is sooo sweet and soft. Of course we had to immediatly traumatize him by shearing him for the first time. We didn't do such a good job so he ended up looking like "punk rock frankin" Bunny but Sharon says it gets easier. Sure hope so......

In other news, I have been dyeing like a fiend for the Michigan Sheep and Wool show on Aug 14. The other day, I did almost 3 lb of silk hankies and created this "leaning Tower of Silk" haha... and I have also been working with this cooooooweeeelllll new stuff that I call "Chocolate Swirl" roving. They take 25 %brown and 75% ecru blue face and swirl it all together. Check out the before and after pics. I want to have some of this ready to sell as well. I like it a lot.