yes i survived my 60th birthday pretty much unscathed.  i did not do the promised 60th birthday cartwheel due to an inner ear problem i was having yesterday, but i promise to do it this week some time and post a photo.  its sure to get a good laugh.  i am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends in my life.  i do not deserve all of you but i DO appreciate you!  thanks again for making my day so happy.
dinner at lupi and leo’s with zach and tom

my BIG sale month continues and i will list the following specials on the following dates:

friday, september 19
25% off ALL cascade, mt meadow, imperial, kauni, blue heron, and knit collage yarns

saturday, september 20
25% off JUL handles and accessories, Homestead Heirloom handles, jesse james beads, shawl pins, buttons, and handmade needles.

tuesday, september 23
25% off patterns, books,  Ella Rae yarns, handspun hanks and by the yard, and wooden swifts.

friday, september 26
25% off all brown sheep, crystal palace, knit one crochet too, dream, and tee shirt yarns.

saturday, september 27
25% off individual needles and knitting accessories, lopi, nightfall, unplanned peacock, and blue herron yarns AND 15% off hiya hiya interchangeable sets.

one lucky winner who made a purchase in september will win a handmade wooden swift!

and remember:  spend $20 and get punched!  lets see who is the first customer to fill his or her card.  there will be a little sumthin-sumthin for that person as well!

thanks to all of you who have come to the shop during the new saturday hours to give Thea something to do!  much appreciated – we don’t want her to be lonely.

i was lucky enough to get to visit the Mother Earth News Fair on sunday and found a wonderful yarn vendor from north carolina.  i am working with her to begin to carry her hand dyed yarns.  the color ways are absolutely beautiful.  she works in wool and super wash only.

Happy birthday wishes go out to katy d (9/20), jana k (9/26), dotty w (9/29), and lynda sue (9/30) —  get over here to the shop for your $5 off birthday certificate!

my origami owl book party continues for another week or so.  please check out their life lockets and charms – perfect for a christmas gift or birthday gift.  i plan on buying a couple myself for gifts.

dates to remember 

tuesday 9/16  crochet mandala class at raggz 1-4 (room for two more)*
tuesday 9/16  close knit girls meet at panera 7-9
thursday 9/18 purlin girls meet at the bean at noon
thursday 9/18 naughty knotty knitters meet at raggz 12:30 – 4
friday 9/19 shop open 10-6
saturday 9/20 shop open 10-2
saturday 9/20 craftique fiber art club meets at craftique 10-12
tuesday 9/23  shop open 1-6
wednesday 9/24 felt flower class at raggz – 10-12 and 1-3 (room for one or two more)*
thursday 9/25 purlin girls meet at monte’s
friday 9/26 shop open 10-6
saturday 9/27 shop open 10-2
saturday 9/27 craftique fiber art club meets at craftique 10-12
monday 9/29 knit chic meet
tuesday 9/30 ceramic button class at raggz 1-3 (room for a couple more)*
wednesday 10/1  broomstick crochet class at raggz 1-3 *
thursday 10/2 beaded wheel class at dotty westerveld’s 10-4*
*check website for complete details

ALSO:  the shenandoah valley fiber festival in berryville, virginia is sat/sun sept 27 and 28.  this is a small festival but well worth the trip.  Berryville is about 3 hours from here.

upcoming classes*

colorful crochet mandala tuesday 9/16 from 1-4
felt flower wednesday 9/24  morning class is 10-12 and afternoon class is 1-3
tuesday 9/30 clay buttons (our first clay class!)
saturday 10/18 from 2-5 i will be offering a class on homeopathy.  i have a homeopathic practitioner whom i have known and used for many years and since it is cold and flu season, this is a good time to learn how to avoid these the homeopathic way.

*see website for details

last week’s felt landscape class proved successful.  i will be posting photos below.  i am teaching an evening version of this class tonight and will post photos in the next blog.  these photos are all of the work in progress.  the students have taken their wonderful scenes home to be embellished and have promised to share photos.  it will make all the difference!

thea’s colorado scene in progress

deb’s pansies before felting

cathy’s winter scene before felting

just getting started

don’t forget to visit me and the other wonderful vendors at Ligonier Country Market every saturday from 8 to noon through October 4th!  hurry!  it’s going fast!

and if you’re wondering, critter and noodle have finally become friends (i think partially due to the catnip deb brought)

other random photos:

how am i supposed to get my things packed up for market????

kim’s amazing friendly witch pumpkin with felted hat!!!

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