Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Camilla Valley Farm

Are you a knitter/crocheter/weaver who has found yourself wandering the Orangeville area? I can definitely not call myself a weaver, barely a knitter (I'm workin' on it), and just a dabbler in crochet, but I can most definitely appreciate a lovely skein of yarn nearly as much as a beautiful yard of fabric. Okay, let's be serious, I'm beginning to hoard yarn nearly as badly I am fabric, despite how slowly I am to complete a project...
Anyway, if you do happen to dabble in one or all of these creative arts, and also happen to be in Orangeville, there is a gem of a shop only about 15 minutes drive out - and a lovely drive at that.

Camilla Valley Farm is a family run business, catering to weavers and knitters. 

Oh to run my own little creative shop, only steps from my front door - although, you'd probably catch me puttering in my shop sportin' jammies if that were the case.

They are specialists in Leclerc Weaving Looms - both in restoration, and the purchase of new and pre-loved looms. Just looking at these beautiful "machines" has me wanting to learn.

They carry a great selection of yarn, books, and accessories, including their own fiber line specific to weaver's. I picked up a couple of skeins from the Canadian Collection, a 100% Canadian wool yarn which I look forward to adding to my yarn shelf -  and even using in a project someday! ;) It just might be a good idea for me to start purchasing project specific yarn as opposed to stocking up for who knows what plan... But, then where is the fun in that?

Worth a visit!

Friday, May 11, 2012

{This Moment}

{This moment} is inspired by Soulemama, and beautifully done by so many. It reveals a moment from our week that is special enough to stand alone, without need for expression, or explanation.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

A little break

I don't know where this week went? For such a crappy one, it sure is speeding by!
But seriously, this week has been rough. My screamers, I mean boys, have been slightly miserable for reasons I cannot figure out. For my littlest I imagine it is teething (my most over-used guess), and for biggie, your guess is as good as mine. Poor guy has been a bucket of tears pretty regularly from Monday through Wednesday. :( 

I had a wisdom tooth pulled and have been pretty much fine, though it did add to my already present head-ache and made handling the emotional chaos in our house a little tougher. 
On a high note, I am thrilled to have that bothersome tooth gone for good. It has hassled me since 2007, but I have been traveling, pregnant, or nursing ever since which didn't allow for freezing and hey, I'm no superhero - clearly, as I seriously considered making a run for it during said extraction. 

Tonight, my man gave me a break and took the kiddos to the park, and then (bless him) put them both to bed. I could have gone anywhere, and I really tried to think of somewhere to venture out to with this bit of freedom. The fact is, when I have a touch of freedom I don't want to go out. I want to stay in and sew, and create, and do puttery house things. And so, as I shouted upstairs "pretend I'm not here!",  I realized that, oh yes, these words have been spoken before...  In times past, I always tended to wander up for a visit, a cuddle, or to lend a hand. Not today. After these past 3 days I was quite happy to stay out of the way and do a little painting. Wonderful, wonderful moments of art. Ahhhh. I feel like new.

Friday, May 4, 2012

{This Moment}

{This moment} is inspired by Soulemama, and beautifully done by so many. It reveals a moment from our week that is special enough to stand alone, without need for expression, or explanation.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny this week ~

Simple read & a "simple" knit.
The washcloth is from the very beautiful book The Knitter's Year by Debbie Bliss. Hilariously (but probably only to me), the book says "this textured washcloth takes less than an hour to make" and yes, I am only working on it during brief pockets of time but still, this would be my 3rd(?) day! 
The yarn is Debbie Bliss Eco Baby in gray. 

The magazine? Well... not exactly a read, more an inspirational viewing as my french language skills are sadly, worse than poor. If you have never looked at this mag, find it. It's something special.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!



Something new, and lovely came in the mail last week. Possibly to steer me from my over-ambitious queen sized english paper-pieced quilt dreams. :)

I picked up  my copy of this Japanese sewing book here. It has 21 projects in it.

I love a portable project!