Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Major Snowfall

Beautiful snow overnight...these pictures don't need any explanation.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Sweet Little Holiday Show

What are you doing this week-end?  If you have plans to be near the Ann Arbor area, make sure to stop by the All The Trimmings Holiday Show at the Chelsea Fairgrounds!  It's this Saturday, December 3rd from
 10 am to 4 pm.
This is a sweet little gem of a show!  Free parking, free admission and free refreshments for everyone.  I find that it's cozy and a fun thing to do on a wintry week-end.  I will be vending there along with other quality "made in Michigan" artists.  There are lots of unique, one of a kind products that are great for gift giving or for your holiday home decorating.  It's hard for me to say which booth is my favorite but the folks with the fresh Christmas greenery are always popular and busy (I always find a fantastic wreath!).  Other items you will find:  Marlene Dusbiber's wood carvings, jewelry, antiques and collectibles, photography, pastels and folk paintings, collectible bears, tiles, textiles, stained glass, bread boards, honey and more!  I've just gotten in some wonderful textured woolens, and I've got some fresh new overdyed wool too.  Along with some woolly items that are hand made by me.
Chelsea Fairgrounds
20501 Old US 12
Chelsea, MI
The town of Chelsea is also having their Hometown Holiday festivities on this same week-end, so come on out and join the fun!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

See You Tomorrow?

The Merry Makers Folk Art Show is tomorrow starting at 4 pm.  I am so excited to be a part of this fine collection of artists!!!  This year is going to be spectacular, with a stellar line up of vendors.  Click here to see the line up of exhibitors.
Besides lots of wool, rug hooking patterns, books (including my finishing book), hooks and kits, I will have some hand-made items for sale....lavender sachets, scarves, little wool-stuffed pumpkins, acorn feather tree ornaments, hooked rugs, and one-of-a-kind wool applique pillows.  All proudly made by me and great for gift-giving or a treat for yourself.  Santa told me you were good this year.
See you tomorrow afternoon!

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Members of the Family

Sunday evening our little fiber family welcomed two new members...Alpaca boys!
They look so much alike that I have a hard time knowing one from the other.  However I do know that they are Suri alpacas and one boy is 3 years old, while the other is 4 years old.  They did have names but the alpacas didn't really respond to them, so the previous owner gave us her blessing to rename them whatever we would like.   It is such a daunting decision to pick names!  I feel like first I must be able to tell them apart and then maybe naming them will be easier.
In the meantime, we will need a lot of time to get to know them and make them feel comfortable and safe here on our little farm.  I'm looking forward to some wonderfully soft and silky fiber!