carding from photos

Creating a Battlet Set, A Live Recording!

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  I mentioned recently that I would be starting a regular schedule of Facebook Live videos and I have made good on that with my first hour long instructional video for you! I went on camera with my trusty drum carder, a bunch of fiber, and a photo for inspiration, and I demonstrated how I […]

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2019 a boon

On to 2019: a boon, a blessing, a kindness

Boon: A good thing; a blessing or benefit; a thing to be thankful for. Kind; bountiful; benign. [also the woody portion of flax, interestingly and appropriately enough] I think most everyone I know feels about the same when it comes to 2018 – it’s been a weird, confusing, often stressful year with some bizarre twists and […]

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small business everyday

Small Business Everyday

Patrons: We are nothing without you.   From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your business and support over this year and all the years before. You are the driving force behind what I do. Every blog post, every class taught, every colorway carefully developed and carded up… each necklace, plant pod, […]

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Progress Is Not Linear

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  “Progress isn’t guaranteed. It’s not inevitable. It’s something that has to be fought for.” – Barack Obama” Sometimes, to know how far you’ve come, you have to look to the past. The past isn’t someplace I like to spend too much time in, but I definitely like seeing my progress laid out in a […]

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october is for plans

October Is For Preparation

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  October is the time for taking plans into action. Here in Maryland, it doesn’t feel much like Autumn. Last week, Christopher and I went to Dumbarton Oaks Garden in DC and it was 93 degrees, much too warm for me. We walked around, charmed and interested, but SWEATY, so sweaty. I had been hoping […]

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september is for stress, Photo by Camille Orgel on Unsplash

Handling the Stresses of September

Sometimes I think I spend too much time on the stuff that doesn’t pay the bills, but then I know that my spirits would suffer if I gave those up. So the choice then becomes, “What can I do to work smarter, not harder? What can I release or refine to make my life and business better?”  […]

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