Tuesday, December 1, 2009

family, website, email

I hope everyone had a VERY Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have so many things to be thankful for and we truly are a blessed people! God is so good to us. I can't wait for Christmas when all my kids will be home! :-) Kari from the Dominican is coming on the 22nd and Nick from Boston the 23rd. I will pick up my grandkids the 20th and they will stay with us for a week while mom and dad wait for the arrival of #3 son the 22nd :-)(hopefully the 22nd).

If you have been trying to view my website, I am having server problems or something and my email is also down. If you have sent an email in the last couple of days -i have not received it. sorry. It has been down since Saturday -28th. Hopefully we get it resolved today.

I have been feverishly trying to make Santas for the Old World Christmas show in Elkhart Lake starting on Friday. Only 30 more to make :-). hope to see you there. I will be there on Sundays and Suzanne will be there during the week. Pray for great weather!

have a great day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I am sorry. I forgot to tell you where the Osthoff is. Elkhart Lake, Wi--we are praying for good weather as this is held in a huge tent! Weather like we have had this week would be perfect BUT this is Wisconsin and could expect anything :-).


Good morning, I feel so delinquent in writing posts :-(. It has been so busy with trying to get ready for our fall/Christmas open house and trying to make Santas and felted ornaments for the Osthoff Old World Christmas ( www.osthoff.com). This will be a 10 day show, December 4 - December 13. My friend from Michigan, Suzanne, will be here and she will be there most of the time during the week and I will join her on Sunday. Hope to see many of you there. Suzanne makes BEAUTIFUL felted hats!!

This Friday and Saturday is our open house from 10-5 Friday and 10-4 on Saturday. We will have refreshments and demonstrations in knitting, spinning, weaving, and needle felting. You may even make a llama cookie cutter ornament to take home. Hope to see here! Come check out new sock yarns by Crystal Palace, Knit One Crochet Too, Opal, Skacel. Also, come and check out the new Addi-Clicks. They are so awesome! If you just want to come and sit and knit...........and relax......would love to have you bring your project and pull up a chair and visit and work on your project.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful fall colors-this is my FAVORITE time of the year!

I am sorry for the inconvenience of my website being down and not being able to access my fall newsletter. If you would like to receive a copy, send me an email and I can send you a pdf. file of it. thank you much. I hope my website will be up and running soon.

During the month of October, all sock yarn will have a discount of 10%. There are a lot of opportunities for knitting socks this month in my class schedule or just come and sit and knit in the studio :-).

Have a great day!

Monday, September 14, 2009

fall newsletter

above is a copy of my fall newsletter. Enjoy, and call if you have any questions or would like to join a class~or make your own class.

It has been a very busy summer and fall. This past weekend I was at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson. It was very warm ~ it was fun meeting old friends and making new ones. have a great week. if you are unable to use the link above, simply go to www.bahrcreek.com and click on the link for "fall newsletter". any questions, please give me a call.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Germany vacation

top left: view of Neuenschwanstein from Hohenswanstein castle.
middle: Bavarian city of Fussen, this town was only a matter of 25 minutes from Austrian border--we spent 2 days of WALKING!!! and many blisters!!! It was worth it!
The picture of the street is amazing to me as there were cars going both ways plus people all over. It seemed as though there were no rules of driving anywhere. LOVED this city!
My internet connection is the slowest in the world!! I am trying to upload some pictures of our vacation. This picture is overlooking the Alps and the village below from Neuenschwantstein Castle. It was so breathtaking!!!
It seems like ages ago. My cousin's daughter is leaving on Friday from her 21 day stay here and summer is almost over. Kari leaves for the Dominican Republic on August 4 for her orientation for her new job. She will be one of 3 kindergarten teachers in her school. Daniel is in Grand Rapids applying for jobs and looking at apartments for his Senior year at Cornerstone.
well, off to finish work and taking Jennifer out to an Italian pizza place :-). have a great day!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

WOW! I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. So many things have happened since April. My daughter, Kari, graduated and we went on our trip to Germany and Austria. We had so much fun touring and visiting with family! It was 37 years since I visited there last and it was fun connecting with family. I am starting to save for my next trip to Germany only this time Mark, my husband will go along. :-)

We were gone 17 days and the shop survived with Mark and son, Daniel, working --they did a terrific job!
i will post some pictures of our trip soon.
Tomorrow I pick up my cousins daughter,from Germany, from O'Hare and she will stay with us for 21 days. She was so much fun in Germany-hope she has as much fun here as we did there.

well, off to work. Have a great day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

BahrCreek's Llamas, Lloops, & Llooms newsletter

Below is a link to my newsletter: Enjoy and hope to see you at our open house May 21,22, and 23~if not before~ it is always a fun weekend! Since i finished writing the newsletter, I have added another class for socks~A Christmas beaded sock ornament~ you only have to knit ONE sock and it is beautiful. Please call for details.


Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter weekend! It really was a fun weekend with family.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


WOW!! It certainly has been a LONG time since I updated. I have gotten a few projects finished-i will post them later but I wanted to update you on my daughter, Kari. She is doing her student teaching in the Dominican Republic for 7 weeks and I wanted to give you her blog so you can be posted to her doings and adventures. She is loving it!! It really is awesome to see all the things our kids are able to experience (well, some aren't so nice but...........)

Her website is: http://karid-truestory.webs.com

I will update you on some projects I have completed and some days to remember for summer/spring "days on the farm and shearing days in May"
Have a great day even though it is oh soooooo wet.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mark Twain Quote~trip

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

I found this quote on the Kettle Lakes Coop website. The last couple of weeks my daughter, Kari, and I have been thinking about a graduation trip to Europe after she is finished with school in May. There are so many reasons to not go but..................reading the quote above, I think we will just have to make plans. Since I still have family in Germany, part of the time we will spend with them and the other week we will do some sightseeing in Austria and Switzerland. I'll keep you posted as far as plans go.
have a great weekend and keep warm!

Monday, January 5, 2009

new classes using rigid heddle looms

Well, kids are all back in their respective "homes" and back at school. Daniel and Kari left yesterday~I never realized how much Kari's little Ford Focus could carry! The house is empty! I really didn't think everything would fit. Daniel came in with a smile on his face and said"well, everything is in, mom EXCEPT the rugs! and we want them along." the pictures above are the rugs i made for them using their favorite t-shirts. You know how you feel it is a good gift then as you are making it, these tho'ts come up that it is really a bad idea and they won't like it.............It really was fun to watch them open up their present and love it! They could identify each of the favorites. Before leaving, Daniel brought down a few more shirts I can cut up :-)
This got me to thinking it would make a great winter project class! so for the months of January, February, and March we will have destash and recycle months. You can schedule your own class using the rigid heddle looms or take one that is on the schedule already. Simply clean out drawers of t-shirts or old shirts and cut into 1 inch strips and weave away! It is also fun to use yarns that are left overs and weave scarves, runners, totes, etc. It is a great way to use up materials you have laying around the house, underbeds, hidden in drawers, etc............:-)

I am trying to get my newsletter on my website but am having trouble with that so if you would like to email me, I can send it to you with the new schedule. http://www.bahrcreek.com/