happy july fiber friends!  i am dreading the hot humid dog days of summer but i have no choice, so i will be spending as much time as i can inside the shop.  so on some very hot, muggy friday, come by and spend the afternoon with us in the cool shop.

beginning july, i will now be selling iced coffee as well as the hot variety.  i found a wonderful recipe and have recently purchased a whipping siphon to make wonderful, organic whipped cream to top it off.  seriously it doesn’t add but a few calories and is well worth it!  prior to this, i had offered free coffee but with the cost of everything going up and sales being down, i feel i have to make a few changes.  i resisted charging for refreshments for over 2 years now and i hate to admit defeat but it must be so.

before i forget, please note that i will be closed friday, july 4.

all i can say is i’m glad i wasn’t holding my breath waiting for my parking lot to get done but at least it IS done now!  it will have a nice long resting period before i’m open again july 8th and i may even have lines painted on it by then.  i now have room for 9 to 10 cars.  this is very exciting for me.  now i need to find more customers to fill the spaces!

in honor of the 4th of july, the shop specials will be 10% off ALL yarns that are solid red, solid white, or solid blue, no matter what the brand name.  


feza yarns and some of their sister 

companies had a great deal on close-out yarn and i was able to get some beautiful yarns i had never seen anywhere and for a great price.  hand-dyed 100% wool, sparkly yarns, tee shirt yarns  come check them out!


i would like to wish paula m (7/6), my daughter (7/9), helen t (7/10), and laurel h (7/11) a very happy birthday.  now come on out to the shop to get your $5 birthday gift certificate!  i hope you five beautiful ladies have a wonderful day!


wednesday 7/16 from 1-3

instructor:  sylvia elliott 
$30 includes all materials
a zentangle is an abstract drawing created using repetitive patterns. we will be drawing on paper, suitable for framing. 
sylvia is an absolute genius and has made all types of animals, geometric designs, alphabet letters, etc. on cards, 
stock for framing, as well as tee shirts.
  • fimo buttons                                      


    thursday, july 24 from 11-1
    instructor:  maia olivenstein
    don’t have the cost yet but it includes 
    basic colors but bring some clay of your 
    own to spice things up
    *see website for complete

    i have big big plans for upcoming classes including felted flowers from wool fabrics, arm knitting, simple knitting problems and how to fix them, a second class with nancy premoshis on finishing, bird pods, felt pumpkins, felt acorns, confident color II, and felted self portraits.  i believe i will wait until september to put these classes on the schedule, due to vacation and travel schedules both for myself and my customers.   i, personally, will be making a trip to kentucky possibly in july some time to pick up my feltLOOM; traveling to michigan in august to pick up three new rams; and back to kentucky in september for a feltLOOM owner’s seminar.  tom and i will be taking the first two trips together and although they will only encompass no more than 2 or 3 days, it will be a short, badly needed mini vacation.  we seldom get to go anywhere together with the farm and are both very much looking forward to them.

    felt sheep class update
    the girls worked so hard at the    

    first class we didn’t even 
    get to talk much and we were 
    so engrossed i forgot to take a 
    picture.  this pattern isn’t for 
    sissies but is very doable – just 
    have to pay attention.  our own 
    donna charlesworth surpassed 
    us all and was worried because 
    she never read a pattern before!  
    go donna go!  pictures next week, as it will be a bit easier.
    i have talked to the girls and they are all caught up – except for ME!


    friday, july 4 SHOP CLOSED
    saturdays july 5 and 12 craftique fiber art group meets at craftique
                                      from 10-12
    tuesday, july 8 KA at the shop from 1-6
    thursday, july 10 purlin girls meet at the bean at noon
    friday, july 11 shop open 10-6
    monday, july 14 former fiber art meet up group meets at panera
    at westmoreland mall at 2 pm
    the june door prize winner was katy doran!  katy wins a skein of crystal palace yarn of her choice!

    DONT FORGET friday august 22 and saturday august 23 is the first Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival at the Four Points Sheraton in Mars.  Barb and Ann are the founders of the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, so this show is sure to follow in its footsteps with high quality crafts, demos, and classes.  i will be teaching a basic wet felted flower class friday evening.  there are lots of other interesting classes but they fill up fast.  for more information, check out their website at:  http://pghcreativearts.com

    i was able to venture out to ligonier country market saturday.  it was so nice to see familiar faces again.  please be sure to visit the market from 8 to noon every saturday through october 4th.  i will return to market as a vendor august 2nd.  please stop in to say hello.

    love this quote:
    “i have put my heart and soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process.”  vincent van gogh


    a beautiful little robins nest built on the ground by my front door
    a pair of wet felted baby booties
    a couple of my wet felted ‘paintings’
    cat in a box

    cat thinking i made slippers for HIM

    one of kim’s gorgeous creations!
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