27 April 2012

In reference to what has saved me

Ok....this week with work being what it was....these things have saved me...

1.  Jan muffins
2.  Knowing my Mum is coming to visit
3.  Jan muffins.

Thank you, Jan....thank you, Mum.

20 April 2012

This Week

Ok....two updates for this week....  First, I did a weaving lesson on Wednesday night at Haus of Yarn which went really well.  Now I do this from time to time, but this time I actually got a photo to post.  Elizabeth was nice enough to let me snap....

Second, a little miracle has been happening at my house.  Many of you know that I do ok with most plants...however, I have an issue with orchids.  Everyone keeps telling me how easy they are....and they appear that way at first glance....but I have never gotten repeat blooms. 
Several books and plans later, I now know what the trick is....nothing.....don't read about it (I'm a reader), give them a drink once in a while and that's it.  I do talk nice to it every day when I make coffee, but that's it. 
Who knew?  Wait....I think someone tried to tell me they were easy, but they didn't tell me to leave them alone.

17 April 2012

Spinning Silk

Ok.....newest hank for sale at Haus of Yarn.....merino from Daily Fibers and silk from Great Adirondack. 

10 April 2012

Stitch Markers

Ok....just a quick shout out on these beautiful stitch markers made by Michelle....aka hps designs.  They are now available at Haus of Yarn and look for theme at the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival.  The pictures aren't great, but I think you'll see that the markers are lovely.  Cheers, Michelle....I love them.

06 April 2012

Second Harvest, Threads and Haus

Threads of Kindness along with Haus of Yarn will host a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank from April 9th - 22nd.
We know the fiber community is a generous one and we ask that you donate 5 of the most needed items listed below,, and in exchange you will be entered to win a fantastic gift basket of yarn-related goodies! This is a great opportunity to give to the food bank at a time when their supplies are low.
If you are not already familiar with Threads of Kindness, they are a not-for-profit group dedicated to providing handmade (both knitted and crocheted) items for donation to Alive Hospice , Vanderbilt NICU in Middle Tennessee. and many more groups.  More information about this fabulous group may be found on Ravelry!

Food is a basic necessity of life, but 1 in 6 people right here in Tennessee will go to bed hungry. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is dedicated to providing this essential need to those in Middle and West Tennessee.

Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. In Middle Tennessee, more than 417,000 people struggle with hunger, and a staggering 1 in 5 children is hungry. These numbers may seem daunting, but there is a way to alter them!

The mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America– the nation's largest hunger relief organization – and they partner with more than 400 local agencies in 46 counties throughout Middle and West Tennessee. Their programs provide emergency food assistance, after school, weekend and summer feeding for children, disaster relief and nutrition education for the citizens of Middle Tennessee.

We encourage you to donate (non-perishable) food items to help those in need. Simply choose from the list below and drop your donated items off at Haus of Yarn between April 9th - 22nd. The winner of the raffle basket will be announced on April 23rd.

Most-needed food items:
 • canned fruit, vegetables, soup and stews
 • canned tuna or chicken
 • peanut butter
 • cereal
 • pasta

Thanks in advance for your generosity. We know the donation box will be overflowing!

05 April 2012

Fiber in the 'Boro 2012

Save the date!
The second Fiber in the ‘Boro will be held October 19 - 20, 2012 at the Lane Agri-Park Livestock Barn located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN. We had a GREAT time last year and we hope you will join us again this October, so mark your calendars now!

The festival will be a bit different this year. We will hold classes all day Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th. We will have a night market Friday night and a full market from 10:00 - 5:00 on Saturday. Also, we will be in the Community Center, a large, secured facility with no wood shavings! It’s directly behind the show arena.
We hope to have fiber animals in the barn for kids and kids at heart to visit, and we are planning other family and educational activities as well.

It's only April and already we have October fibre on the brain.