Weekly Wrap Up

String songs just keep on singing…

Cassis shawlette by Collette Audrey on the blocking squares – knit in our 3-ply fingering weight. It is a lovely pattern and made a beautiful, dainty shawl.

A week of cold and snow then warmer temperatures brought some beautiful sunrises

Another busy week in the fiber room… many thanks to the customers who keep us busy and inspired.

what we’re reading…
also listening to The Familiars by Stacey Halls, so caught up in Fleetwood and Alice’s problems

Preparation for the 29 dark days of February continues.

And the big news of the week – our jersey heifer, Dewdrop, has graduated to the big girl pasture. She is such a beauty! Her mama, Brandy, will now get a rest in anticipation of a new little one come early spring. We are so grateful to these gentle animals for the gift of milk that we turn in to yogurt and cheese to nourish our family.

Weekly Wrap Up

Plenty of activity in the fiber room – yarn, spinning batts and some secret new projects

Grateful, as always, for the gift of milk from our girl, Brandy.
10-month-old Dewdrop is almost as big as her mama and so far has stayed a beautiful, dark reddish, golden brown.

One very special, spicy candle finished in preparation of the 29 dark days of February.

And in a week full of crazy weather and temperature swings, things got even crazier when a flock of robins came through the woods on Saturday on there way to somewhere – just now going south?

Happy New Year

Hello, sun in my face,
Hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety -
best preacher that ever was.
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light -
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.
~ "Why I Wake Early" by Mary Oliver

Happy New Year – may you watch each sunrise filled with joy and wonder, and let us all start each day ‘in kindness’.


At the suggestion of my son, I took to the rainy woods yesterday to look at the world through a different (camera) lens.

So with one of my trusty companions

and an enthusiastic audience

I walked gently through the rain, gathering inspiration for our ‘being (t)here’ classes in The School of Nomad Arts… looking forward to the ‘rebel stitching’ and ‘shibusa felting’ that will follow.

Thank you, India Flint, for encouraging us to be grounded and truly see our world.

Sheeps and Peeps Chalice Cowl

With temperatures dropping in to the sub-zero range, we are enjoying our newly finished soft, warm and snuggly cowl.  Knit in our farm grown, 3-ply, bulky yarn this is a heavy-weight cowl that is perfect for the coldest of winter weather.  The Chalice Cowl pattern by Thea Colman is a quick, fun knit, and we love the way our sem-solid Bourgogne color-way shows off that cable knit on the bias to perfection.