Prepping for The Fiber Event

Fiber event prep

I’m prepping for The Fiber Event.

prepping for fiber event

Here are the details of the show:

The Fiber Event 2016
Celebrating 25 Years of Fiber
Friday, April 15, 2016 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE admission! FREE parking!

Putnam County Fairgrounds
Greencastle, Indiana

I always have this grand plan to be ready early so I don’t have to panic.

However, as usual, here it is the week before & I am definitely slipping into panic mode.

I finally switched to a bullet journal instead of my normal planner.  This seems to be working so much better for me. I can brain dump everything I can think of that needs to be done, then I can prioritize and group things together so I am not running back & forth between the computer, the printer and doing “all the stuff”.

This year Cheryl & I have a new layout and vision for our booth. The problem with that is we don’t know yet where our booth will be. The community building at the fairgrounds has been remodeled. The Fiber Event planning committee is re-working the booth layouts and have not yet told us where we will be located. So if you are attending, we may not be in our usual spot, but I am sure you will find us easily.

On to some of the products you will find in out booth this year.  I will have lots of new stitch markers, abacus, pinback buttons and magnets.

fiber event prep

 

I plan to demo bead weaving on a small portable loom so I will have bead kits for sale too. I am only taking a limited selection of coffee mugs & magic wrap skirts this year so buy early.  Cheryl has been dyeing yarn to take this year.  You will not believe all the beautiful spring & summer colors she has prepared.

fiber event prep

She is also taking spinning and weaving supplies as well as needles and hooks.

I could talk about this forever but….I really need to get to work!

Hope to see you at The Fiber Event!

 

The Reason I Have Been Absent from the Blog

I realize I have been missing in action from the blog.
I should have posted a quick blurb explaining why ….. But I didn’t.  So what follows is the condensed version.  
I Moved My Studio!!!
I am now located in the back of 
“The Yarn Shop on the Square”
120 S. Market St.
Rockville, IN 47872
This came about rather abruptly when Cheryl moved The Fiber Closet from her home to the new location on the square.  As I way of helping her out and increasing my productivity, I moved my studio into the back room.  All classes and activities that were located in my former space are still available in the new studio.
As an added bonus, The Fiber Closet is currently open 7 days a week. This works out well for me because if you wish to purchase any of my products, chances are you can make it into Rockville much easier than you could catch me at the home studio.   
I have been crazy busy helping her move & set up the new shop. So far I have only moved 2 looms in but expect to get the rest in this fall. I seem to be much more inspired by being located near all the fiber.  I especially love dye days when I can watch all the magic happen from my desk.
Also during this time frame I attended TNNA. The National Needles Arts summer show was in Columbus, OH in mid June.  As always, I had the best of times.  I love seeing all the new products coming out soon.  I took a couple of classes and attended a few events that I will tell you about soon.
We made a trip to SanFrancisco to visit Emily & Chris.  
Required trip to ImagiKnit
We celebrated a couple of very important birthdays in July.  Lily (4) and Liam (2) each got to spend a special day with Nana & Pop Pop.  There was toy shopping, special dinners, movies.  I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or us.  I do know who wore out first…..me!
Ok, That was the short ( haha) recap of my life recently.  Hopefully I will be back soon with more details on TNNA, the TKGA show in Indy and Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg
On the needles:
A vest for The Fiber Closet KAL
A Duo Shawlette
Swatches for several upcoming classes
Various UFO projects currently in hiding
Be kind! Be tolerant,
and as always……
Live a creative life!!

Summer Part 2

Next up I was at  The Fiber Event  along with Cheryl Moreo from the Fiber Closet.

The Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN is a favorite for me as it is close enough to drive home every evening. It’s also usually the first bigger show where I can visit & catch up with other vendors to find out what they have been up to over the winter and what their new products are.  It’s always fun to meet up with Carol Wagner of Hidden Valley Farm and her cohort.  This is also the first show where I have the opportunity to spend way, way too much money ( if that’s possible ) while visiting with Kimber & Ellie.  Kimber is the owner of Fiber Optics Yarn & Kimber Baldwin Designs.  Her yarn comes in the most vibrant, exciting colors.  You have to see them in person to get the entire “retina searing” effect.


I also picked up a copy of “Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett from Kimber.  This is a wonderful picture book for children.  My granddaughter absolutely loves it.   We read it every time she visits.  It’s a nice addition to any fiber person library whether you have children around or not.

The year the weather was pretty good for Indiana in the spring.  Just 1 quick shower.  No floods, snow, wind etc.  Nice change from recent years. The Fiber Event is a fairly large show.  It has three buildings of fibery fun, lots of interesting classes and a very nice mix of products.  This year I added KnitPicks needles & notions, dellaQ bags, Soak wash & Heel foot cream to my line of handwovens, hand knits and felted items.  This gives me a broader base for the shows where the average customer is more interested in making their own fiber crafts than purchasing ready made items.  It was a good show for us this year.  We plan to be back next year.  Look us up!