So cute!! I really wanted to be him when I grew up. Or a pirate. I guess he’s a wilderness pirate.
Halfway there!
Fun day.
Whew!
It just keeps getting cuter!
July has been much quicker so far, just like May.

(from a couple weeks ago)

This weekend is the biennial NM Fiber Arts Fiesta!! I look forward to this every two years! It’s at the fairgrounds and it’s a big deal. This year I even printed out the layout and marked all the booths I especially want to see. There will be sashiko, embroidery, beads, felting, spinning, yarnyarnyarn, and I’m getting light headed…

So excited

And the special guest this year is one of my favorite indie dyers, Anne Podlesak of Wooly Wonka! Swoon!

Speaking of favors indie dyers, I met up with Lorna Miser last week! The Lorna Miser of Lorna’s Laces fame! I remember buying LL in a yarn store in Houston, it was my first “fancy” yarn. It’s affordable and the colorway are amazing. Lorna has since sold LL, and this year got into dying again and started Zombie Yarns. (Get it? “Lorna’s dying again”?) She had a trunk show at The Yarn Store in Nob Hill and was a super nice person. Her new line is fantastic! I called it “happy goth” because the colorway were all the way from deep shadows to neons. Be still my happy Gothic heart! I found a speckled cotton DK weight and am making her Gutsy Shrug with it. It’s been a long time since a color way and pattern had me this thrilled. It’s so soft and the colors pop and sizzle.

Some have accused me of being easy to please, like it’s a bad thing. I see it as I found my niche, brought a blanket and a book, and made a nice warm drink to settle in. Find your bliss, then revel in it.

*? hours later ?*

My score!!

Four! gorgeous colors from Wooly Wonka on the left, a bunch of small skiens and a bag from Zia Woolz (full pic of all the skiens below), colorful sashiko thread and a dragon kit, a cute row counter, and a shawl kit from Spruce Dragon.

Pretty things:

I already started a Boneyard Shawl with all the leftover sock yarn and new samples, I love it! This project has been so fun throughout the whole process.

Mmm mini skiens

We had such a great time. I can’t wait for the next one!

Finished April! This one was quick, hence no in progress shots. It’s Around the World in 80 Days. I’m finally getting around to reading it, too. 😋

March went a lot faster than last month! I got to try out the fuzzy thread (Wisper from Rainbow Gallery) for one of the goats. (I know! More goats!) and I gave the troll horns, as well as green skin. I combined two colors (one strand each) of DMC 368 & 3813.

I went ahead and did the borders for April and May too, which finished up the border for the first page of the pattern. :-)

I got a little more done on the doctor sampler; I still hope to finish it this year….but I’d better get moving on it if that’s the case. A friend turned me onto the creepy shows on Destination America. I’ve been watching My Haunted House online where I can find it! woot I love the spooky stuff. ;-) It’s perfect for stitching!

So much blue in that phone box…so much.

NOW I’m ready for March! I went ahead with the grey again and I really like it. I bought this pearl cotton at Taos Wool Festival last year (in a punch needle tent) and I love the stormy color of it. I forgot part of her hair too, so I added that.

Next up, The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

P.S. The thread is labeled like this:

100m=/-4%, Valdani, 12, color, JP10, Made in Romania, Pearl Cotton