Well, there’s no shop update this week. Though the excuse is a wonderful one! I found out I will get to go to Japan on my friend, Chiaki’s, textile tour in Osaka, Okayama and Kyoko in October. (Just me. The family will have to stay home. I wish they could come too. But, they love me and are encouraging me to go!) I’m so excited!!!! AND I’ll take time to see my dear friend, Kyoko, who lives near Tokyo! KYAA!!!!
Needless to say my brain was completely occupied with figuring out the plan and details and getting ready for teaching nalbinding this weekend! (First step for trip – sign up for Japanese lessons again – CHECK! Next step – plane tickets!)
I did complete the hand dyed speckle socks while I was in class Tuesday night. There’s enough, I may have to make toeless sandal socks or an anklet pair for my daughter. We’ll see…
What’s happening for you all? Any projects you’d like to share?
My dear daughter and I are back from another wonderful weekend at Green Camel in Tyler, MN. Both of use enjoyed it immensely! We didn’t want to leave early Sunday, but we had 2 skits to be in in our church’s variety show that afternoon.
She was a needle felting maniac! Two dragons and a bulbasaur are now added to the needle felted herd of creatures at our house. She also sold several small felted animals (mostly green camels for the event) in her first ever solo shop.
Finished my daughter’s hand dyed socks just in time for Green Camel Gathering! She was asking about them as I worked on them and really wanted them done for the event. Just before bed I tucked in the end thread. Whew! What’s the closest to a deadline that you’ve completed a project?
Green Camel Gathering is this coming weekend. My daughter and I are counting down the days to one of our two favorite fiber arts events. The Camel is such a fun and relaxing weekend to craft and catch up with friends that it brings us back every year.
Since I’ll be gone, obviously, I can’t pack orders until I get back. The shop will remain open during March 3-5, but I’ll pack any orders the following Monday, March 6. There will be no shop update this week.
This week’s shop update is nalbinding needles in acrylic and birch laminate. Check these and other needles, yarn, completed items, patterns, and felted items (by my daughter) in my Etsy Shop.
In other news, this week has been a tough one as I support a friend who lost a parent. On the good side, we got to foster that parent’s diabetic kitty until my friend was able to retrieve him. He’s a real sweet heart with a crazy low meow.
My daughter and I are super excited about attending Green Camel Gathering in Tyler, MN next week. A whole weekend of crafting and a yoga class, yippee!
After that, I’ll be prepping for April’s teaching gigs in Brookings, SD and York, NE.
In project news, I’m playing with a wave pattern scarf that I hope to write up in pattern form.
First report after Green Camel. Aren’t these mittens lovely? Made by Annike (from Finland) w/ traditional patterns. Had I had my head on straight, I would have gotten a picture of her with the mittens I bought from her.