OK – so while my technical issues have taken a brief break, and it appears that I can actually "blog", I thought that I would continue with an update.
So, as you know, tax season is over, and, well, I thought gardening season was here. I mean…the tomatoes are ready!
We had many days in the garden, tilling up the dirt and readying the beds. I am just itching with the need to plant my seedlings and get some potatoes in the ground. I mean, we had temps in the 80’s in March.
It is time, isn’t it?
But this weekend, we had a surprise.
Yes, snow. Horrid, isn't it? I do not love. The green grass is now crunching underfoot with a fresh coating of frost, and the feathered ladies are staging a sit-in within the coop.
So, I have plenty of time to spend indoors. Time for cleaning, organizing, ironging…..oh how the list goes on and on…
But, all is not lost, as I have also been a very spoiled girl.
Why, you ask? Well, the craft is back! (And yes, I realize that I rhymed that, and therefore sound a bit like a tool…so goes…)
I have a friend, Katie, who runs West Bay Farm in Maine with her husband and their children. Katie is a friend from back in the old college days when we were both accounting students learning about deferred tax assets, and business consolidation journal entries….you get the picture.
It very long time ago.
(I would insert a picture to demonstrate just how long ago it was…but honestly, who needs that? ;) )
But, anyways, on the farm, they have lots of different livestock, but sheep are the highlight of this story. Cause, as you know, sheep are a fiber animal, and fiber is wool, and wool is yarn... and well, that is one of my most favorite items in the whole wide world.
'Cause yarn means crochet, which means that Lee Ann is very, very happy :).
Katie hand dyes the wool herself, and she even takes custom orders for weight and color…. So, I have indulged. And I am spoiled.
I am in heaven.
Truely, truely in heaven.
You should check it out - seriously. It is very, very awesome. And for wool, it is incredibly soft. So soft that my daughter already claimed the pink purse I made from their two-ply wool yarn for her very own…to be home to some Littlest Pet Shop friends…
I am thinking about stealing it back, but that would be very un-mommy-like, and we can’t have that…
Their website for yarn sales isn't up and running quite yet, but you can visit their West Bay Farm Face Book page, and send her a message for details….
And don’t forget to tell her I said “Hey” ;) And that I had this thought…for some yarn…well, you get the idea ;)