Chiefs "Class of 62"

Our last show was at the Villages near Lady Lake, Florida. I think it is billed as the largest retirement community in Florida. It is impressive. About a month ago my mom said she wanted to go to the the show. My mom does travel with me, very occasionally. She liked the comfort of her own bed more than the joy of long car rides, booth building and etc...

She had an ulterior motive! My mom is very involved with her high school friends. This year is the 50th anniversary class reunion, which fall during the Darke County Fair (Largest in Ohio, I am told). My mom has been talking about it since last summer.

Moebius Cowls

Cashmere Moebius
Cashmere Cowl

I crochet, I really like to crochet. I took a knitting class, I don't knit, yet. For the holidays I wanted to make something classy for my my mom and my friends and I searched and searched on the free patterns at Ravelry. Scarves are pretty easy and so are hats, they seem more like guy gifts. I tried slippers, they never ended up the same size, maybe I can't do matching or maybe I can't count. So Cowls...

Introducing... YARN

So yes, yarn. it is not so much a new thing as just new to Some Art Fabric. At our next show, Quilters & Stitchers Marketplace, One Stop Shop Hop in The Villages, FL we will introduce recycled - reclaimed yarn. I am not sure if it should be called recycled or reclaimed.
Recycled: to pass again through a series of changes or treatments: as a : to process (as liquid body waste, glass, or cans) in order to regain material for human use b : recover 6 c : to reuse or make (a substance) available for reuse

Reclaimed : to rescue from an undesirable state; also : to restore to a previous natural state <reclaim mining sites>
I am working on some tag info to go with each center pull cake of yarn:
Out on a trek to hunt and gather new materials, I came upon this forgotten sweater hanging forlorn in a thrift store. I took the sweater home and gently washed it. Once the sweater was dry, I carefully dismantled it, creating yards and yards of beautiful fluffy yarn that would soon be used by countless creative individuals to make new and amazing things. 
This used to be a sweater! What are you going to do with it?  

Yarn For Booth

New Bad Habits

I'm sure it really began way before 2011. My oldest daughter took her first crochet class in 2008, she is a natural and picked it up easily. Fast forward to the spring of 2011, J decided she wanted to make Amigurimi creatures. Introduce Janet, the crochet teacher at out LYS (Local Yarn Shop), she is amazing, we love her. Since they did not have a children's class, I purchased private lessons, I decided to hang around and refine my limited skills.

First Show of 2012!

Jacksonville QuiltFest 2011

Sanford North Carolina was hopping this week with the annual Quilting and Fiber Arts Festival. You guys missed a good time! Got in around 2 am last night, did not mean to drive the whole way but I did. The girls have a Girl Scout Cookie Rally today and I wanted J to be home for it.

We had a Great Show, lots of friend vendors and friend customers. Everyone was excited that a Sewing Expo will be happening in Raleigh NC this summer, dates were just announced (June 21-23), no additional info yet.

Wow 2012 Already

Happy New Year!
It has been ages since I have posted and man do I have an excellent excuse.

2011 will always be "The Year Some Art Fabric Did 25 Shows."

Yep, I was in somewhere USA every other weekend in 2011. That is not really how quilt shows work, I was on the road for entire months, then home for a week or a night, then on the go again. This is a bit stressful for my family and my children. We started to homeschool this year so the girls could travel with me, but my youngest can be such a pouter that she is now only allowed to go on shows if one of her grandmothers can come along as chaperone. My older daughter is a rock star of customer service. This causes conflict, since big sister gets to go to shows and little sister does not. As a plus, I have seen friends and family that I have not seen in years, my girls got to meet my cousins' children in Cincinnati, my BF's children in Chicago, my aunts in Florida, etc.

We are wrapping up the longest break of the year, our last show was in West Palm Beach in mid November and I have been home and in theory, recovering. The show season starts again this week in Sanford, NC. So I am cutting and folding lots of new fabric. We will be cutting back on shows a bit this year, I think we are at 13 shows right now, with a few pending.

Here is a calendar so you can see when we will be visiting you!


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