23 June 2011


Ok....I think something is wrong with me....lately every story someone tells me, everything I see or hear has me saying, "Wow, that should be a reality show."  It's like the world is becoming one big TV.

On a different and very exciting note, I'm proud to say that much of my handspun yarn is now available at Haus of Yarn in Nashville, TN.  I'm so proud to be a part of the store and the wonderful yarn they carry. Please check out the great display Meg and Marissa have put together.  My knitted cards are also available there...check them out.

On Tuesday I dropped everything for a baby robin rescue.  The night light behind Mum's house has had a next on it for so many years...just a favorite spot, I guess.  Well, this year, the parent robin's did not do a very good job of securing the nest and it worked it's way away from the wall.  As I was working, in the mid-afternoon, I heard a huge sound that scared me...when I looked out, the nest was gone.  I ran outside to see what had happened and found the nest and two birdlettes on the ground.  I returned them to the nest and their perch on the light. 

However, within the hour, the wind had blown the nest down again.  (very bad storms that evening).  So we relocated the nest to a nearby tree, but not for long.  As the sky grew dark and the wind circled, I realized that there was not enough cover in the tree for the nest (after all, I'm not a mother robin, just an aunt of sorts).  So I put the nest on one of the downspouts.  Now you know from the earlier portion of this story that this is not a well built nest and it did not want to stay there, so I did what any good parent substitute would, I taped it to the downspout.  In my big, fat Greek family we don't use Windex to take care of everything, we use hockey tape.  Well, there just wasn't any....what is a girl to do.  So I rummaged through the drawer and the nest is secure to the downspout with strapping tape.  The parents are feeding the little dudes and it's a wonderful happy time once again in the poorly built nest.

Now on to fibre.  I have had a wonderful adventure lately and have posted plenty of pictures.  Enjoy!  The first set is from The Spinning Loft in Howell. 
Also, please note that the Weaving sheep in pink clothing has a pink tongue sticking out...don't know why, didn't get a chance to ask, but I love it!

So much fibre, so many wheels and what a great way to meet Beth, the owner.  I learned so much in such a short time. 

 I have to add that while in Howell, we noticed (hard not to) that every street lamp and bench and store front was covered with huge pink bows.  Apparently once a year (a couple of days before we went), the Pink Party happens there.  An annual event to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
It was amazing to see this entire town dressed up in pink bows and every merchant store front decorated and participating.  Beautiful and Inspiring!

Next to Knit A Round in Ann Arbor, Beyond the Rainforest and Ewe to You in Grand Blanc and of course the Flint Art Fair.  Each shop is unique and I have had such a great time meeting all the wonderful people that own and just hang out.  Due to the nice weather, I have had plenty of time to knit and spin outdoors, which I LOVE!!  I will post pictures very soon.

And finally, Mum's Mock Orange tree, which I think has bloomed just for me.  Of course, I know this is not actually the case, but I'm allowed to fool myself into thinking that at this point......why not?

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Uncle Nick is so proud of you for carrying on the hockey tape tradition...go go go you northern girl! Stunning pics, C. Just beautiful! And I can't get enough of just admiring the look of all your handspun yarns! So soothing to look at.