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


trying to relax after a very successful and fun Steel Valley Yarn Crawl.  thanks to all of the participants and volunteers who gave of their time to help me out!  i had plan on vegetating all day but i had to do some work at the farm, then i decided to can some blackberry jam,… Continue Reading

august 2, 2016

the yarn crawl is in full swing and almost half over already!  it has been a blast meeting new people and seeing some whom i havent seen since the last crawl!  may i remind you that i strive to carry local yarns, support the little guy, and have a LOT of made in USA yarns.… Continue Reading


we’re all getting ready for the upcoming Steel Valley Yarn Crawl.  this year’s dates are friday july 29th through sunday august 7th.  raggz will indeed be open all ten days of the crawl again this year with extended hours.  my hours will be as follows: friday july 29th – 10 to 7 saturday july 30th… Continue Reading