Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Something You Might Like - Dogs

I wanted to share these images with you.  They were sent to me from the children's hospital where I volunteer once a week with Lily Bear.  I thought they would bring you a smile for today.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

City Girl's Fiber Farm Update

Hello all you City Girl's Fans!  I've got a critter update for you. They look really good.  It's possible that we will get another clip off of Cocoa this fall for the 2012 shareholders.  My graphic designer has not been available to me since last winter, so I have been unable to come up with a certificate for the shares yet.  Don't worry, I know who you are. 

I have so far washed the first clip from Cocoa.  I still need to skirt and wash ZZ Top's clip from April.  I will need to know from the shareholders if they want the Shetland in fiber, drum carded or if they want it all sent out to be made into roving?  If you read this blog, then just let me know.

Happy Farming!
City Girl's Fiber Farm

Cocoa is enjoying her hay in the shade.  Apparently the "good Stuff"  is in the middle.
ZZ had to be snatched up out of the alpaca pasture yesterday morning.Mary says, "That little boy can sneak through a gate faster than any animal I know."
In other farm news, Larry the plumber has been there the past several days laying a new water line and installing new hydrants in 3 pastures.

The days of needing 300 feet of hose to get to a water trough are almost over!

Mary thought ZZ wanted back in the alpaca pasture.  I said to Mary that it sounded like ZZ was being quite the pest.  She replied, "Girlfriend, he is quite the pest most of the time.  But then he looks at you and says, "What?" shrugs his shoulders and walks off, and you can't help but love him."
ZZ finally decided he wanted hay yesterday morning.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Took The Plunge! Trapeze Mystery KAL: Starts August 17th

I was on Facebook yesterday and I came across a post by designer Laura Nelkin.  Starting on August 17 Laura is having a mystery KAL.  It is called Trapeze and uses about 625 yards of any yarn that is like any of these yarns-

Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM)
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Bluestocking
Swans Island Certified Organic Merino Fingering
SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi
Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering
Wollmeise "Pure" 100% Merino Superwash
I will add other yarns to this list as Laura gives me the ok.
The pattern also calls for 40 grams of number 8 beads.  I have paid for my pattern and I'm now going through my inventory to choose a yarn to use.
Here is a link to the blog page for Laura. 
Here is a link to the Ravlery page for the KAL.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summertime Blues And Tour De Fleece

I've got those old fashioned summertime blues.  It's been really warm here as usual and now humid with the monsoon season here.  There are some bright spots in my garden.  Still plenty of sunflowers, and now eggplant cantaloupe are fruiting.  It's fun to go out back and peek at everything.  The four dogs, of course, follow me like a parade whenever I touch the back door handle.

In the meantime we are smack in the middle of Tour de Fleece.  Lily Bear joined me at the Fiber Factory last Friday and refused to let me spin. She wanted to curl up on my lap.
Last night we got together at the Mesa Arts Center and spun in public.  It was a lot of fun.  Sure beats mopping around the house with the summertime blues!

Get out and spin!