Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wow, I really can't believe it is almost Christmas!! This will be an eventful season for us. Our daughter, Kari, is getting married the 18th in the Dominican Republic and we will be traveling there December 16th and staying until the 20th (not long enough BUT better than not at all). Please pray for good weather both for flying and here on the farm and shop. We are getting excited! This is the first time my husband, Mark and son, Daniel, have traveled out of the country.
Our son, Nick who lives in Boston, will meet us there. I wish Jon & Hannah & kids could also come with us to truly be a family vacation but................not so. It will be an exciting experience!! Also, when it is in the 20's here, it is in the 70's-80's in Santiago :-). One day we will spend at the beach!!!! YAYYYYYYYY!!!! The time there will go way too fast!

The shop will remain open -Rhonda will be here Thurs, Fri, and Sat. and Wendy will be here on Monday. My mom & dad will also be here so come by to say "hi" --my dad is always ready to visit :-)!!!!

I hope this is a very Blessed Christmas Season for you all as we remember the true reason for the season.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

OPEN HOUSE!! November 18, 19, & 20th

ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL the Christmas open house!!! :-) It will be a fun event with demos on needle felting, wet felting flowers, weaving both rigid heddle and floor loom weaving, spinning and of course knitting projects that you still have time to knit for Christmas gift giving.

Enter a drawing to receive a $25.00 gift certificate. There will be 6 certificates given away. Come and enjoy hot apple cider and cookies/bars while you watch demonstrations or come with a project to knit and enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Kris from Colorfield farm will also be here with her luxurious mohair yarn from her angora goats.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

new yarns, open house,what's new!!

Good morning, I hope everyone is staying safe with this storm warning or high winds! It is a good day to stay at home knitting on a Christmas project :-).

I have been busy trying to unpack new fall/winter yarns. Some of the new yarns arriving are:Malibrigo, Misty Alpaca Chunky handpaints, Deb McComber sock yarn(this is the most scrumptious super soft yarn I have ever seen!!!), Knit 1Crochet2, TyDy wool and new colors in the TyDy-Sock collection, Manos Del Uruguay silk/wool, new colors in Kaffe Fasset Colourscape. Come check out the clearance section of the shop! There are a lot of really nice yarns available!

watch for open house updates-keep November 18, 19, & 20th on your calendar. We will be having demonstrations and knit alongs and ideas for gift projects for Christmas. AND of course hot apple cider, and cookies for snacks! :-)

For the winter season of classes i will repeat the summer schedule. If there is a class or something you would like to learn how to do, simply give me a call and we will schedule a class for you. If there are several of your friends who would like to do the same things or just want a day of fun, give me a call or email. 5 or more and you will receive your class fee free.

Well, stay dry and hang onto your hats and umbrellas today and stay safe! I will try to update my blog sooner! A lot of new things happened over summer and very busy times!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Good morning everyone! It is really going to be a gorgeous weekend for shearing days!! Weather will be perfect for a day on the farm. We will also have a campfire-brat fry to benefit Hannah's mission trip to Kenya(this will be only on Friday and Saturday). The fry will be until 6:00 both Friday & Saturday. We hope you can come and enjoy the day with us! Kris will also be here with a couple of her angora goats (a mom & kid) and her awesome yarn and fiber!

have a great day!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

No place like home

I don't exactly know what to title this post-maybe after I finish i will think of an appropriate one.

Yesterday Mark put up a new fence for the llamas that had luscious grass over a foot high. The boys have been lusting over it and trying to get out of their pasture (and sometimes succeeding) to get there. We haltered them all and brought them to their new "home" for a few hours (actually thought maybe a couple of days). Well............didn't take that long-maybe 3-4 hours one of them got their head stuck and pulled out the stakes to get out. We finally decided that it wasn't going to work to leave them there so we opened up their gate (to their home) and let 2 of them run down the driveway without halters on and they ran right into their own "home" pasture we let the remainder run and they followed right into their "home" pasture. :-) It made us smile.

moral of the story: even though we think life is better and more satisfying somewhere else....there is no place like home.

Guess I never would have realized how much we can learn about life from watching and caring for animals.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

IT'S HERE! Spring newsletter-enjoy!


thank you much, Maria!!

If you have any questions about the newsletter, please email or call.


I am sooooo trying to upload my newsletter to my blog. The last time I had my computer reformatted the PDF program part of it was deleted so now am having a hard time finding something that works with every ones computer :-( . And OF COURSE, my internet service is the slowest in the world! Hopefully it will work out real soon. If anyone is interested in receiving my newsletter via email, please let me know and I will send in out.

Friday, April 16, 2010


I promise that I WILL have my newsletter completed and posted by Monday!
Just a reminder that open house/shearing days will be May 27. 28. 29 from 10-5. This year in addition to the open house we will also have a campfire/brat fry to help Hannah (daughter-in-law) raise support for her mission trip to Kenya. If you would like more information as to what Hannah and the team will do while there go to www.wpff.com .

We are praying for perfect weather -well, hopefully dry :-). It is so awesome to see the flowers and green grass. It is fun watching the birds carry off pieces of llama fiber for nest building. I can't wait for the grosbeak to migrate thru the area and the hummingbirds and blue birds!! I love spring!!

I am working on some one day classes for vacationers in the area. So if you are vacationing in Sheboygan Co. and would like a project to do on the loom, needle felt, or knit that would only take a couple of hours to 6 hours to complete, give me a call.

have a great day!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I really can't believe we are going on vacation --just the 2 of us! We leave from Milwaukee Monday morning and arrive in Orlando then will be picked up by friends and go to Ocala. It will be so much fun just to hang out and be able to sit in the yard or walk along the ocean/beach-don't know for sure where we will go :-) ----without winter coats!!

Our son, Daniel, is home for spring break and will watch the shop and do chores on the farm. The need for money, being a college student, is always a good thing and he is a very good reliable worker. Thank you so much, Daniel!!! The shop will be open usual hours.

Upcoming events for spring newsletter will be coming shortly. Some dates to place on your calendars are the open house and llama shearing days---May 27,28 and 29th.

well, hope everyone is having a great winter and soon to be spring!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Newsletter, Classes

It has been terrible for me to get my winter newsletter completed!! First of all I want to thank all who have called and scheduled their own classes! I LOVE it!! so much that I have decided to do that until the end of summer. If there is a class you are interested in, needle felting, weaving, knitting, spinning, crocheting-please give me a call and we can set something up for you. If you organize 3 or more friends for one class, you will receive a 10% discount on the class.

Right now I am in the process of writing up a list of all the classes I offer with the cost for my newsletter and will get it up on my website ASAP.

For right now, for those of you who would like to weave but don't want to set up a loom, I have one set up to weave rugs. The cost is $10.00 a foot and all you do is simply weave. The cost includes materials. You could possibly have a rug completed in an afternoon :-).

Some of the other ideas I have for projects are done on a rigid heddle loom: tote or placemats using plastic bags. These can all be afternoon projects or completed in a short few hours.

This is also my 10th anniversary for the studio! wow, where has the time gone?! During the month of January and February anyone that has come into shop has entered their name into a basket for a drawing to take place the end of February. The basket is filled with yarn, patterns, assorted supplies, etc. -the basket was donated by Laurie Nielsen from Saukville. It is very nice!!

Also during the months of February, March and April, we will be having open knitting on Friday afternoons from 12:30 - 3. You may select any project from the magazine Knit Simple (call to have me save you a copy).

Well, I hope you are enjoying the beautiful freshly fallen snow. It really is beautiful-well, maybe not the shoveling. :-)
have a great day!

Friday, January 15, 2010

knitted monkey hat

I just had to share this picture of my grandson with the hat I made for a friend of theirs. Guess I will have to make another for Ryan :-)! Ryan is now 4 weeks old. have a good day.
We are so blessed. It is so hard to even imagine the hardships and horror of the earthquake.
please pray for the people of Haiti!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath."
Michael Caine

I saw this quote on a website this morning- totally feel like this!! I totally can't believe it is almost the middle of January! I should have my newsletter done but...........life has just gotten away from me. I am really happy some of you are calling me for a list of classes being offered and scheduling them yourself!! I love it!!! thank you.

January is my 10 year anniversary for the shop-where has the time gone. I feel like I have learned so much in the 10 years being in business - more than I ever wanted to learn but am finding I LOVE it all!!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas & wish for you a Very Happy New Year! It was so much fun having everyone home for Christmas and a new baby :-). I love the holidays! This year I didn't get a single cookie baked and really feel great about that-it is all about family and relationships and NOT what you don't get done or do.

Now to get to my newsletter and class schedule-my goal is the end of the week. well, off to work.
Have a great day. The sun is shining and snow beautiful!!

Kari, daughter, is in the Domincan Republic teaching and she experienced her first earthquake. Please pray for the people of Haiti -there is much destruction and loss of life.