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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Spinners: I saw this on craigs list

Attention Hand Spinners - Free Fiber 2 Trade (Chesterfield - 23832)
Reply to: sale-721675334@craigslist.orgDate: 2008-06-16, 1:07PM EDTWe're a small alpaca farm located in Chesterfield. We've been unable to process much of our annual alpaca fiber. If you're a spinner, you KNOW how awesome this stuff is and how expensive it can be to get ahold of it! Especially prime blanket and cria fiber - which we have on hand! Would like to have a spinning demonstration, a dry felting demo and a wet felting demo for a farm event we're hosting in late September. Need someone to do the demo and want several samples on hand, perhaps some yarn or even felted products. Also interested in just having our quantities cleaned and skirted for larger production projects. Plan to have roving and batting for the open house too, but it needs to be sent off. We don't mill or spin here ourselves. If you want to consider trading service & production for some prime fiber, please contact. Open to letting you sell products, free advertising with ours and perhaps even entering shows if you're interested. Let's talk!
Location: Chesterfield - 23832
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Grandbabies and grandpuppies

Here are the promised pictures of the newest grandbaby and the grandpuppies. I think you can tell which is which, but just in case the grandbaby is the pink one...

Click here: Flickr: hmartin09's Photostream

I also have a prayer request. Hannah, my youngest, is having problems with her pregnancy. Her amniotic fluid is low. Luckily she is not leaking fluid, so it means the baby is not excreting enough fluid. This can cause all kinds of serious problems, if it is not resolved. She will be having a visit with a specialist on Monday. Pray please that the problem will be resolved on it's own. She is very young to be a mommy and very scared.

Friday, June 20, 2008

More than Puppies

Olivia-Lee has more than Puppies.

I have a brand new granddaughter, Addison Renee Martin, 5lb 10 oz and 19 inches. A perfect tiny pink bundle. Nursing like a champ. Mom and baby are doing fine. Dad claims to be exhausted.

She was just a few days early so the size is just her size. My first was about that size and is still petit, but my smallest adult daughter weighed in at 8 lbs when she was born.

Pepper and the puppies are doing very well also. They have grown considerably already. She has gotten over telling Rascal she is going to eat his face if he comes near them, but she still won't let him nuzzle them. He gets to do that when she goes out to piddle. She doesn't realize he has raised 3 litters of kittens so far and knows how to handle them better than he does.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Olivia-lee has grandpuppies! Their American Rat Terrier Pepper had five puppies on Monday - congrats to the whole Nuckols family!! (oh, and good job, Rascal)

Spinning Lessons

I will be offering free spinning lessons to our fledgling weaving/spinning guild starting in July. The Northern Neck Spinners and Weavers are located in Heathsville, Virginia and we will be meeting the 2nd Sunday afternoon of each month from 2 pm. until 4 p.m. (to start).

The first month is an introduction to spinning on a drop spindle. Second month is various ways to ply using a drop spindle. Third month we bring out the wheels. Fourth month is specialty fibers. Fifth lesson will be fiber preparation (from raw fleece to finished yarn). After that we hope to have lessons on Inkle weaving, various ways to warp a loom, guest lectures and eventually we want to install ourselves in a studio where we can have the public come and sign up for classes.

My email is CateK AT KaballeroDOTcom

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2008 Virginia Garlic Festival

I don't remember who I mentioned this to (and it might have been Saturday after the funeral), but here is some info about the upcoming Garlic Festival here in Virginia.

Rustic Tarts & Old Farts Gathering

The First Annual Rustic Tarts & Old Farts Hoot 'n Holler took place this past Sunday. If you'd like to get an abbreviated version of all the fun we had, please visit my blog.

I'm so sorry Cat and Olivia couldn't make it, although I certainly understood. Plus, I got a couple of the plants MMario had earmarked for Olivia, so THAT'S a happy. LOL

Friday, June 13, 2008

I need riders from South or Central Virginia for Rustic Tarts and Old Farts. I will be leaving my house about 11:00. I must teach SS that morning ...It is a very important and timely lesson that I don't want to leave to a substitute. I have kindly been offered to ride with Eugenia, but I am bring home a bunny and a plant and so I need to drive my own car. It a Camry and is comfortable and gets good milage. I just need some company on the trip. About 2 hours 40 from here... We are only abut 12 miles off of I-95 at Kings Dominion...I can leave one of several ways to get there if you need to be picked up...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sincere condolences

CAT has tragically lost her 19 year old nephew this morning. Please keep the family in your prayers. There are two brothers.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rustic Tarts & Old Farts Gathering

A reminder that the RT&OF 1st Annual Hoot 'n Holler is this Sunday from 1-6 in Martinsburg WV. Please join the Yahoo groups RusticTartsAndOldFarts if you'd like to come, or just hear more about it.

And we have a graphic, available on totes, tees and more. Enjoy!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fiber Arts Vacation... this looks interesting...

Fiber Arts Vacation
This looked interesting:

Sunday, June 29, 2008 - Friday, July 4, 2008
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Cherri Hankins Studio

This date is available for book. If you are interested in a vacation, in which you learn to weave, spin, felt, or otherwise engage in the fiber arts, e-mail me. We can get you booked at either of my Richmond Studios (Urban or Sub-urban), or my home studio in the rural countryside of Goochland, VA. Then we spend the entire week, working on your fiber arts choices. Available choices are: Weaving on the floor loom, weaving on the rigid heddle loom, tapestry, kumihimo (the art of japanese silk braiding), spinning yarn, wet-felting, silk painting, or some combination. Instruction is done in one of my teaching studios in the Richmond area, or at my home, in the country. Instructional hours are from 9 am - noon, and from 1pm - 4. Mon - Friday. A Sunday arrival is recommended, so we can get your project planned, and your yarn purchased. Students may provide their own materials, or materials can be provided. Projects should be discussed prior to your vacation dates.