hey everyone!  its birthing season on the farm and so far Clarice had twin girls and Daffodil had a fairly large boy.  they are just adorable and snuggly.  Clarice’s twins visited us at the shop on my last play date.  loads of pictures were taken but i havent seen any of them as of yet.… Continue Reading


happy spring!  hard to believe we are experiencing such warm weather and it’s so enjoyable.  however, we all know we will pay the price this summer — more bugs, more ticks, more fleas, etc…..  the other drawback for me personally is that i have not been able to tap my maple trees this year.  it… Continue Reading


2017 has arrived!  my own personal 2016 went out like a lion with having to put down two of my critters in the same week.  my 8 month old billy goat (angelo) was foaming at the mouth on christmas morning.  according to the vet, he had listeriosis which is almost always fatal.  we frantically tried… Continue Reading


my first Mingle & Jingle open house was really fun.  despite all the ice we had saturday morning, the open house/christmas party/last minute shopping event was well attended.  i was considering cancelling or postponing the event due to the ice but it warmed up enough to melt the parking lot and walkway.  add to that… Continue Reading


thanksgiving is over and christmas is quickly approaching.  where DOES the time go?  even though there’s less than a month, there is still plenty of time to finish up last minute gifts (even ones that need to be shipped across the country).  i am speaking from experience here.  not like i don’t know christmas is… Continue Reading


the holidays are quickly approaching yet again and here we are scrambling to make our loved ones some hand knitted treasures.  i have some classes coming up between now and mid december which are perfect for just that.  check out the complete description on the classes/events page but here is a brief summary: CHUNKY THREE-BEAD… Continue Reading

halloween 2016

hey everyone.  this will be short and sweet for a few updates. i’m trying to write this and hand out halloween candy to the kids at the same time.  ……. the work of our hands artist market is THIS Friday, november 4 from 10 to 7 at the lamplighter restaurant in delmont and i have… Continue Reading


the beautiful fall weather is upon us – leaves are turning beautiful colors, the male goats and sheep are tirelessly chasing the girls, apples and pumpkins abound, and daydreaming of warm snuggly yarn in our laps happily knitting or crocheting away.  this is definitely my favorite time of year.  some of you know i was… Continue Reading


greetings from colorado! my daughter and i are currently in salida, colorado to attend the salida fiber festival tomorrow.  i’m looking forward to seeing all the beautiful yarn, fibers, and crafts.  we spent an amazing week in utah with my son anthony (who lives in portland, OR) going on hikes, cooking amazing food, playing balderdash… Continue Reading


well it’s the day before i leave for utah!  i’m so excited to see my daughter AND my son is driving down from oregon.  havent seen anthony in 2 years so my heart is leaping!  this will be short and sweet just to update a few things.  i will have wifi but phone service is… Continue Reading