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Post Show Dribbles

I spent the weekend at Unravel.  I love this show!  It is the first show of the year for me and a great way to start the show season.  As always I meet the most delightful and talented people!  Everyone is enthusiastic and excited to be crafty and inspired.  I find it so inspiring to meet 100% positive people who just want to make beautiful things with beautiful things!

i met up with old friends and new.  As stall holders we become a sort of eclectic community during the showing season!  Almost like family get togethers without the awkward moments (or they pass me by!).  I was on my own this year and so i did not get round the show to talk to my comrades much.  We bump into each other while struggling to carry countless bits and pieces in and then out at the beginning and end of the show.  At Unravel I was in a different room from last year and so got to meet different neighbours.  I was in the Long Kiln room next to Jane, a gorgeous and talented weaver with beautiful throws on display.  I am SO tempted!!  I was opposite Belinda with her lovely cream and natural coloured chunky knits.  Belinda is always full of life and fun.  Next to her was Judy who is the most awesome lady!!  She does everything and also walks round the world undertaking massive challenges!  Her Shetland knitting in her own wool is second to none and she has endless energy and boundless enthusiasm ALL of the time!

I did not even get to take any pictures which is shameful.  Saturday was heaving and there was no chance to move or anything.  Lots of friends came to say HI and to everyone who visited I say a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU!!  especially to the lovely Steph who is looking incredible!  Steph and Fred brought me lunch and a cup of tea and helped me out so much.  You two are such lovely people and I really appreciate your support!

To all you lovely traders and customers it is an honor to be a part of the creative energy that makes up these events.

I was sent these pics of my quieter Sunday.  I was unaware of anything by then I think!!

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Other than that I want to mention one of my lovely customers who bought me some mitts she had hand spun and knitted for me.  I am touched to the core.  Thank you Lynda you are absolutely lovely!!

Steve, Lara, John, Juliet, Judy, Jane, Sarah, Katie, Amanda, Phil, Susan, Chrissy, Roger, Maggie, Fiona, Sarah and of course Lynsey and Amy and anyone else I forgot, thank you all so much.  You are all beautiful people.

And now I am full of cold!  Hit me like a ton of dribble yesterday about 11 o’clock.  I have been dribbling ever since!  NOT NICE!

Wobbling and Peeping

Two weeks yesterday!  And they are simply ENORMOUS now!!  They are on the move.  Not quite fluently yet but definitely on the move. 

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The thing about having 8 siblings is that there is always someone to crawl over and help gain balance, well, of sorts! 

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There is much opinion sharing and general complaining etc…

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They are adorable, still!!!  Give me a couple more weeks!! 

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They look like little dogs now.

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Progress….

Yesterday there were blue skies!!

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And spring is on it’s way….

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 I was infatuated with the combination of colours, so had the urge to fit in the last day to dye before UNRAVEL next weekend.

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I finished the yarn I spun

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Blocked a sample

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And watched the dogs enjoy the sun!

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And I just made you read to this point before showing you the most important progress of all!!

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Cheerful Spin

As promised I have some pics of the plied spin of my new dyed rovings.  This particular one is Blue Faced Leicester.  I plied it this morning and think that the colours have worked really well.  I chose 2 different rovings which were based around similar colour palettes.  They have differences which are enough to make some colours suddenly ‘pop’ out, while keeping the same feel to the overall local colour.

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I am pleased (but it does not take alot these days!)  Basically no wet does it for me!!  This cheers me up!

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Not sure what I am going to do with it?  Knit?  Crochet?  Or just squish for a while…

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Slugs and snails and puppy dog’s tails

Hello there.

It’s been a while since you heard from me. I’ve undergone a massive career change, and to say that it’s kept me busy is somewhat of an understatement.

I’ve had a quick look over the past few entries, and it would seem that you guys have been overrun with puppy portraits, but nevertheless on their week birthday, I thought that it was high time I waded in and shared a few pictures, too:

They’re unbelievably small and delightful.

At the moment I want to keep them all, but I’m sure that in a week’s time I’ll be playing a different tune.

When they were being born, this time last week, it was disgusting and amazing in equal part. On the whole, I’m not completely sold on the whole birth/miracle of life thing. It all seems a little bit yucky. Lace didn’t seem to be too sold on it either…

On Photographing Bubbles and Puppies

Photographing puppies is as difficult as photographing bubbles I have decided, they change and move at an alarming rate!

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WHY??  Why not??

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Maybe it is best to concentrate on just one at a time?? 

However, collectively they are more impressive and bubbly!  Can the same be said for puppies??

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Heads or tails?

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Heads or tails?

Or one at a time?

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SO hard when they are have so strong now they are 5 days old and zooming!!!

 

 

 

 

 

9 Reasons to Smile

They are growing!!

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They are EVEN more beautiful

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They are permanently hungry!

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They are the best thing about this year

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Big sister has not been introduced yet

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Nor has dad

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Just another reminder of 9 reasons to smile

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