Monday, December 31, 2007

We're Moving...

Well, Blogger has given me a great start to my blogging life, but it is time to move on. I have purchased a permanent blog URL, The Fiber Forum ( I hope you will join me there as I continue on my fiber journey.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with fiber-filled fun!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Don't Get Stressed...

It is very easy to get stressed out this time of year with all the things to do. Visit family, shop and wrap, attempt to finish projects for gifts and so on. It is enough to make you crazy.

Let me give you a word of advice...don't. Find things to help keep you calm. What do I do? I drink tea, use my grounding oil and shop online. When I crochet gifts for people, I remember to keep it simple and remind myself that it is the thought that matters, not the difficulty level of the project.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! And remember to stay relaxed!

Monday, November 19, 2007

An Exciting Event!

This isn't directly related to fiber arts, but it is exciting nonetheless. Glenn and I have self-published our fly tying booklet, Ten Flies, Simple Ties. We debuted the booklet at the International Fly Tying Symposium this past weekend and it sold out! There is one crochet fly pattern, so there is some fiber arts in it.

It would make a great gift for your favorite fly angler, so if you are interested in purchasing, you can go to to place an order.

Fish on!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I've Been Memed!

So Vashti from CGOA came up with this great question CGOA-related questionairre:

  1. 1. Begin by including a link to this post and a link to the person who tagged you.

  2. Answer the above question (Are you crocheting something that you would not be crocheting if you were not a CGOA Member?), or more broadly this question: "How has your experience of crochet been changed by your CGOA membership?" Give a single one-line answer, or more for extra credit.

  3. End by linking to 3 (or 5, for extra credit) other bloggers among whom you'd like to see squirm publicly with this challenging, yet strangely satisfying essay question.
Soooo, here are my answers:
  1. I was memed by the amazing fiber artist, Myra Wood.

  2. The CGOA has given me wonderful friends (like Myra!) and opened my eyes to all types of crochet. I also had the opportunity to attend Professional Development Day and have a great mentor (again Myra!) from whom I have learned so much I could never thank her enough!

  3. Here is who I am meming!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Etsy Shop Updated!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have uploaded new images of my handspun yarn and beginning spindle kits for sale at my Etsy shop! You can check it out at:

They make great gifts for others or yourself!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Coat of Many Scrumbles Now on Display!

The Coat of Many Scrumbles is now on display at the Wearable Art and Gift Show at Peters Valley in Layton, New Jersey. Today is the start of the show and I am very excited to have these beautiful pieces on display in my home state! The books discussing the project will also be on sale. I will be going up to Peters Valley for their open house on December first.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Crochet With A Purpose

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it would be important to remind crocheters and knitters that there are plenty of social stitching you can do to contribute to the "greater good."

Two groups I make chemo caps for are St. Clare's of Denville, NJ and the Sparta Cancer Center in Sparta, NJ. I would suggest each stitcher find a group that is in their community and contribute using your crochet or knitting skills.

Click here for a great link to several different chemo cap styles for men, women and children. I hope you will consider social stitching in your future. Together we can al make a difference.