Thursday, January 28, 2010

Work in the Mill

Today was a carding day. I made balls of Potluck Roving in "Misty Mountain" and "Midnight Mulberry". Also dyed wool for "Ocean" which I will card next week, after it dries.
When I came back in to the office (which is in the house, not the mill), I found a very large order from one of my best customers, Paradise Fibers. Very nice people, I really enjoy working with them.

Tonight I am off to the award ceremony for Ferndale's Man and Woman of the year. I am passing the torch, I was the woman of the year for Ferndale in 2009 so my reign is over. I must admit it was a very nice honor to be recognized for my volunteer work with the Ferndale Band Boosters. I certainly enjoyed my time with the boosters and the students in the Ferndale Marching Band, and to get such a special award was "icing on the cake". Working with the boosters for 4 years was a very fun "cake"!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine Hearts Bouquet

I'm teaching a needle felting workshop at Apple Yarns in Bellingham. If you are interested, it happens Saturday, Feb. 6, 5-7pm. Apple Yarns will also be suppling dessert. We will learn to make hearts to go into a Valentine bouquet. The cost is $10. Call Apple Yarns to reserve a spot. 360.756.9992

I will supply the wool and some heart embellishments. I'll also bring lots of needle felting wool packs for purchase. The "Purples" pack makes lots of fun hearts.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

First post, first blog

OK, here goes. My first blog and my first post. I watched a movie the other night which was filmed about 10 years ago and the character was using a pay phone. Are there still pay phones out there now? Don't we all use cell phones, even those of us who resisted (me) for so long. Just musing on the warp speed of technology and the quite amazing fact that I am blogging.

I'm not technophobic, just resistant to change.

The main focus of this blog will be to inform anyone who is interested about the activities of my business, Ferndale Fiber. I'd like to write about the history of my wool mill, the current products and my activities related to the business. It may interest some people and it will be a good record for me.

I suppose I'll include farm and sheep stories because they are often funny and I have over 22 years of sheep raising experience.