Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bead Spindles!!!

If you have been reading the blog... Im sure you noticed the bead spindles that were photographed in the "Fiber In 2015" pictures... well they are finally making their online "debut", lol :)

So far, I have only photogrpahed and listed two of them so far... but I did manage to figure out how to upload YouTube videos of how they spin... Its all a learning process for me.

Here is the Tie-Dye Swirl Spindle:

And here she is in action :)

The other one is the Batman Spindle... I love the colors on this one...

And here he is in action :)

If you are interested in either of these spindles, they are currently for sale... or I can do a custom one if you have something in mind 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Christopher Wayne Renfrow

I have been working on so many things that I wanted to share with you all... but life happens... 

My best friend for the last 17 or 18 years (I don't remember the exact date, but I was 11 when we met) passed away on Monday evening... he and I had gone of different paths after high school, but no matter what, we were always there for each other.

Chris - Senior Year

When I moved to Gainesville, I talked to Chris at least once a week just to check in with him... he eventually moved to Illinois and we continued contact... one night he called and said that he needed a ride from the Ocala bus station back to Winter Haven to see his family for Christmas... of course I drove down to Ocala at 1am and took him and his friend Kenny back to Winter Haven.

We stayed in contact while I was in Naples, and we would make time to see each other when I came back to town.

He had fallen on some hard times the last few months and wasn't really sure where life was going to take him... but he always had that wonderful smile on his face... even on my worst day, he would make me feel better... he decided to move back to Georgia to be with his family.

Not sure when it was taken, but I love this pic of him

The day that he was heading to Georgia, I took him to the bus station... we sat in the truck for a couple hours just talking... I handed him a letter that I wrote him to read on the bus... I figured that it was better to tell someone everything you ever wanted to say to them, just in case... we hugged, cried, and he got on the bus... I cried the whole way home... afraid I might never see him again :(

Back of his sophomore picture

Every week he was in Georgia, he would call or text just to let me know how life was going... he was doing really well up there... spending tons of time with his family... and always gushing about his two beautiful nieces... he was finally completely happy... 

Yesterday, I got news that shook my world like nothing has since Scot (my step dad) passed... Chris was found not breathing and had passed away... 

We had highs and we had lows... we were close and distant... but no matter what, he was there for me, and I was there for him... just blind love... I loved Chris from the time we were 11 years old, and I will love and miss him forever

If you have something to say to someone, say it... you might not get tomorrow!

9th Grade

Goodbye Christopher Wayne... may you rest peacefully... I will love you forever... until we meet again!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fiber In 2015 Booth!!!

For those of you who wanted to attend the Fiber In and couldn't make it... or just want to see what the booth looked like... Here you go :)

Rolags / Silk / Rovings / Yarn

Sari Silk / Cotton / Camel / and More

Roving / Batts / Angelina Wall

Handmade Spindles

Special Flock of Sheep from Scott :)

It was so wonderful seeing everyone who made it out... got to meet tons of new faces... and see all the gorgeous faces from the past!!! Cant wait til next year :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tomorrow, Tomorrow... I hope to see you tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow afternoon, I will be heading to Orlando for the Fiber In... and I could not be more excited!!! I am also terrified (as always)... because as always, I feel like I don't have enough inventory... yada, yada, yada...

Its an internal struggle that I will deal with, lol... I did manage to sleep last night... and I woke up so mad at myself for falling asleep... but such is life... 

I got a little bit done... and hopefully tonight I can get some stuff done, but mom and I got invited food tasting thing tonight from the city... so we sort of have to go :)

Pulled Sari Silk

Pulled Sari Silk

And this baby has been working like crazy!!!

I haven't had much time to work on getting a lot of rolag sets done... but I have gotten a few of them...

See you soon!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

And Then There Were TWO!

I'll be honest, last night was not very productive... unfortunately I fell asleep... on the couch with yarn wrapped around my wrist and a spindle in the other hand... Decided that I needed to call it a night and just go to sleep... told myself "I'll wake up early"... HA! yeah right... I was late getting the kids to school, lol.

So, here is hoping that tonight is better... 

I did manage to get more stuff put in bags this morning... just cant lose track :)

Angelina and Silk Cocoons!!!

Ill be working on Camel Down tonight...

Lastly, I have been wanting to make something with my hand dyed as a sample for customers to get ideas... Well, this yarn just needed to be knit :)

Rainbow Hat :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Three!!! Only 3 Days Remain!

Three days til the Fiber In... I have officially figured out how Friday is going to flow... luckily my mother is going to help out greatly and take care of the kids for me... so the most important thing that was stressing me out, has now been dealt with :)

We managed to get to the studio after work last night... and apparently I didn't realize that the boys were sleepy... one minute they were up running around and the next they were passed out by the front door behind me, lol...

Knocked Out!

Hopefully tonight will be productive without the little ones being sooo tired.

Here are some pictures of one of the "secret" things that will be at the Fiber In... Hand Carved Rosewood Shawl Pins... these were made by a small company in India by craftsmen who design and then hand carve each shawl pin :)

Rosewood Shawl Pins

Six Different Styles

I'm hoping to pull another all-nighter and get more done tonight!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wowza!!! Only 4 Days Left!!!

Only 4 short days til we gather and start setting up for the Fiber In!!! This past weekend flew by and I feel like I should have gotten soooo much more done than what I actually did, lol... But I did take yesterday to see some friends (Cori and Sharlyn), mingle a bit, and actually got some stuff done :)

Not much dyeing this weekend... but at least it is all dry now...

Brights... on South American Wool!!!

Fall Colors... on Falkland!!!

There have been some other progress made, but wouldn't you know I forgot to take pictures, lol... I will say that I will have some pretty awesome stuff... I cant tell you what it is just yet... but maybe tomorrow you will get more info :)