Sunday, June 8, 2008

Long Time No Blog, Eh?

Well, I think Summer is here early:) We are having quite the heat wave here in New York state. It has hit almost 100 degrees two days in a row. What does this weather do to fiber folk, you ask? Well, for one, you cannot spin yarn without standing up and having at least 4 to 6ozs of fiber stuck to your legs and arms, roving takes forever and three days to dry after dyeing, and weaving will make you sweat like you're running a marathon. Do you know what I have to say about all of that?!?!?! I LOVE IT!!! Why go to the gym when you can sweat pounds off in hot muggy weather? Lol.

In some fiber related news, Ursula is on maternity rest from Sunrise as some of you may have noticed that she has not had any yarn listed recently on Etsy. Since she has not been here, Christina (I laugh to call her that because we all call her Chrissy or Teener:) has taken quite the interest in spinning and has been producing some wonderful yarns!!! I was most impressed with her most recent yarn:

Can you believe that?!?!?! She has been watching me spin for so long that she can just spin with minimal practice??!?!?! A born natural if you ask me;)

Also, it's official, the hand woven boutique has been opened as a separate store on Etsy called sunrisehandwovens.etsy.com . The shibori scarf has gotten quite a response. I promote most of the items but, this one blew the others right out of the water!

We are also in the works in working with Gather Inn in Campbell Hall on establishing a spinners/weavers guild for the Hudson Valley New York. I'll be sure to add postings and quite possibly another blog once we are 'official'.

That's all for now!
;) Keep on fiber-ing ;)