Feb 14
Shooting Star
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On the way to work this morning, I saw a shooting star.  It lasted a mere tenth of a second, but it thrilled me.  The last time I saw a shooting star was over 30 years ago and I still remember it, too.

There are times when I wish I could be a stay-at-home house wife and take care of my house and keep busy doing all of the things I love, then this shooting star comes along and I realize life is as it should be.  If I hadn’t been on my way to work, I’d have missed it, and there are many, many other things that have come my way due to having my day job.  Sandy for instance.  If I hadn’t had to work, I’d have never met her, and look at all the fibery fun we would have missed out on.

Speaking of fibery fun, the Dyed in the Wool shop update is complete.  There are lots and lots of different spinning fibers to chose from for all kinds of different projects.  By test spinning everything, I know I have fallen love with several of them and may have to buy some myself to spin up.


Like this Teeswater/Cotswold cross.  Goodness it makes a sweet yarn.


Or this Cormo/Columbia cross – Soft and crimpy like Cormo, but with the loft and bounce of the Columbia.  Fun to spin, and I can’t wait to dye some of it up.

Windchimes Alpaca

Or this alpaca.  The yarn from this is silky-soft and it is a true black.  I may have to spin some of it up and ply it with the white alpaca we have in the shop.

So much fiber, so little time…

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  May your day be filled with lots of love.