New Blog – but this one remains

I wanted to drop a note here that I am going to be maintaining two blogs (what?!?!)

I felt the purpose of this blog has gotten off point – something that was just to be the fiber in me turned into rants and reflections on my health. So, in order to bring this one back to what its supposed to be – I decided to start a second blog.

Me v2.0 will share information, recipes, reviews, and reflections for me and my health journey. I hope that some of you will choose to follow me over there (but if not, I understand – fiber is pretty awesome!).


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Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Announcements


[Journal] Yup… more personal

Whelshawlp… I am still alive and I’m actually pretty darn healthy. I really do need to take a new personal photo because that one doesn’t exactly represent who I am anymore.

I’m down 20 pounds from my January post and a lot less than when this photo was taken.

But weight is not the reason for my changes, as any of you who read my blog regularly would know. If you do not know, allow me to reference you back to my last couple posts. I’ll wait while you read. Just let me know when you are ready to continue here. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on March 30, 2017 in Not Fiber Related


[Journal] 2017 Post Number Two…

shawlWell – good news: I have not fallen off the face of the Earth. I’m still around – just busy as can be and trying to be as focused as possible.

Succeeding at any of it? Not so much.

This is a pretty depressing journal entry. I do feel like I’ve lost myself (and my mind) a wee bit and I just need to get some crap down on virtual paper. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on February 22, 2017 in Not Fiber Related, Rambles and Reflections


[Journal] 2017….

shawlI had hoped my first post to the blog in 2017 would be a fantastic fiber review of all things amazing from 2016… but nope. In fact, this ends up being a non-fiber, journal type post simply because my focus in the last week has taken a drastic turn to my health and well-being. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 2, 2017 in Rambles and Reflections


FO Friday… (aka: wholly schnockers – I finished something!)

wp-1480257278100.jpgSomehow, on a Friday, I finished something… something big. And there is no way that I’m waiting a whole other week to announce it just to make the post on a Friday. No way, no how. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in My Projects


In which I dye…

In the last month or so, I spent ample amount of time learning to dye with kool-aid. I spent time with my friend, who has a plethora of chemical dyes, but I wanted to take a step into the more natural before going completely apocolyptic with forging for nuts, berries, and bark (I know that day is coming, I can feel it in meh bones).  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 27, 2016 in Rambles and Reflections


Playing with yarn…

nyx-playingI’m sure this is one of those topics that fiber bloggers have written about multiple times… Heck, I may have even blogged about it before. I’d have to go look.

But – hey, why not once more?

What is the draw of fiber artists to cats? Its not like they make fiber life easy. Heck, sometimes they can make it darn near impossible – so much so that I know I have put my yarn away due to cat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Rambles and Reflections