Category Archives: Not Fiber Related

Funding a Dream…

I know I haven’t been posting much but the reality is I have been very focused on my health and making life realizations. I still play with yarn – not as often as I would like due to work, but I’m making more time for it because it is part of my very fiber (pun intended hehe).

My husband lost his job in December which has put us into a place of discussion and discovery.

My family is helping me get something going – its been a dream of mine to be in a position to help animals and now I think I’m ready. My dream: start an animal sanctuary. I want to live and promote a cruelty-free, self-sustainable lifestyle.

I am asking that you visit my GoFundMe page and consider a donation – but please, if anything, just share. When you share the page, GoFundMe marks the more popular initiates as “trending” and moves them up. Even without a donation, sharing helps us get seen. Of course, I have to say “every little bit helps” – because it does.

GoFundMe Page Link

I appreciate your reading this message and this blog.

Besides, if I can get this sanctuary going, I know any abused or discarded alpacas will find a home with me…. and I will spin their fleece and knit it into yummy things.

God Bless.



I have taken entirely too much time away from the blog in the last year or so – why? a combination of things from surgery to depression, excess working and husband job loss. My 2017, like many others, read as a roller coaster of emotions, opportunities, and struggles. All in all, I do not know the direction of this blog – I do continue to play with fiber (in many different ways), but I have so much more I wish to share.

In the next few days I know I will come up with some bit of direction, its just a matter of thinking on it and making sure its good for all involved. I wish it were as easy as just changing the name of the blog – but when I moved from Blogger to WordPress, that was several days of just plain hellish work (so many links and patterns in the web-world to change… oh. so. many.). I am pretty sure I do not want to do that again *laughs*

Perhaps I’ll spend more time over at Me v2 – no clue. But I do know I have many words I want to share and a journey of self … a continuing transformation, I think people would value to read-a-long, to know they are not alone.

But… time is running low, along with my energy for the day – so I’m going to log out. I’ll be back in a day or two :)

God Bless and Happy New Year!


[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 »


[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 »


Living in my bubble … with yarn.

shawlYup – a rambly not-really-fiber-related post of words. I apologize now.


What Facebook has taught me is that the world continues to spin no matter what stage or life event you are working through. Admittedly, my personal Facebook isn’t super exciting. There are a lot of family photos posted, usually from our little stay-cay adventures, or pictures of yarn… or yarn projects in flight. But when I log in, I always love to browse down a bit in the news feed to see what else is going on – and it is there that I get a visual reminder that the world is spinning for everyone – and not in the same direction. Read the rest of this entry »



This is one of those non-fiber posts so if you aren’t into it, wait for my next one. I’m sure it will be all about fiber (as I have a HUGE list of things I want to talk about that I didn’t in my little vacay away from the blog). Read the rest of this entry »


On the Food Front – something new

Truth – I do more than play with yarn.

Truth – I wish that weren’t a truth.

One of my responsibilities is to make sure the family is fed. And, I think (like most people/families in the world) we fall into ruts. This year, one of my New Year’s aspirations is to try something new each week in the food department – which translates as: find some yummy looking recipe on Pinterest and make the sucker. Read the rest of this entry »