I have always loved acquiring yarn in ways other than the typical. Yesterday was no different! I had inquired about some yarn for sale on Craigslist a long time ago, and had totally forgotten about it. I got an email asking if I was still interested…………Well, what knitter isn’t interested in more yarn? I’ve never met one!
Short story: The yarn is now in my studio! Favorite spool? The white one on the top of the lavender. It is a wool, silk blend that has a twist that looks shiny in certain light. Love the feel of this one. Then, there is that luscious lavender and some workhorse basic colors too. Most are wool blends which will keep me in winter scarf/hat yarns for a couple seasons!
The rest of the story? The woman selling the yarn asked if I was interested in fabric? Well……..that led to a very cool connection. Her mother has been sewing professionally for decades & lives here in the same county. She & I have now been “introduced” on line, and I see great things down the road! I have wanted to find someone to refer clients to, when my schedule was over-full (as it is now). This woman has been wanting to transition from larger commercial orders to smaller/quicker jobs for individuals. We’re both happy. The daughter who sold the yarn is happy. Win, win, win. Love it when things just come together!
I was given this plant, and at that time was told it was a Lady’s Slipper. For years, I thought that was what it was. I love it, and always know it is spring when it starts to bloom.
I took a picture to share, and thought I’d better look up some info on it, before posting here……. And, it looks like this isn’t anything to do with slippers…….or ladies! The images I found with a search for that, ended up with some beautiful plants, but I uncovered nothing that looks like my plant.
Anyone have any insights on this plant for me?
347 and counting!
That’s my total sales in my Etsy shop, as of today. As I’m getting closer to 350, it just seemed right to insert a huge “Thank You” right here!
Thanks to everyone who has visited, shopped and told others about my virtual shop. Thanks to everyone who has kindly explained things to me…………sometimes over & over………..and yes, over again! (need for explaining & number of birthdays are definitely connected!) And, thanks to other Etsy sellers, for their great advice………always kindly & freely given!
I remember when I only had 12 items in my shop………..and thought that was lots! Sold my first item within the first couple weeks and was on cloud nine for ages. Selling something doesn’t get any less amazing with time. Each order is a great affirmation that my creations are worthy. Each time, it just pushes me to make new things, give a tweek to some of the older designs or at the very least……..write pages of notes of things I want to do next!
Looking forward to December, when I will cross the 3 year mark……………and wondering what number I’ll be celebrating then.