It did make me go down memory lane and remember the wonderful Mrs Richards, my elementary school teacher and a wonderful inspiration, my times horse riding (bare back..ouch) with my uncle rounding up the long horn cattle in the cactus ridden fields and burning the sharp needles off the cacti so the cattle would at least have some green and liquid in the dry (I saw on a church sign online they still do pray for rain there…)… and playing the clarinet in the school band, hey I even won 6th place in the George West Olympics (6th place sounds so much better than last, lol.but then again I never was any good at running..lol) and I bet I drove my mum crazy practicing on the porch outside..enough reminiscing…
My heart goes out to all the people who are experiencing so much trauma and loss in Boston and West. Sending healing vibes and love to all.
And then, if all of that horror wasnt enough trauma for the week, I got a letter from the tax office yesterday reminding me I had to do my taxes…..oh joy!..so in short that is why the title of this blog is “Death and Taxes”..the only two things sure in life..
I know what I will be doing this weekend….number crunching and taxes….which I must admit I’m not good at. Give me a paint brush, a spinning wheel, a loom, sewinng machine, fibre, a pen and paper, fabric but please do not expect me to be an Einstein when it comes to book keeping. I cannot thank my hubbie Paul enough: without him I’d be wrangling through boxes and boxes of receipts and bits of paper , at least he has done all the hard work and computerised it all.
That’s another thing: Why do I keep on putting hard things off to do later? ( bashes her head on the desk repeatedly!!!) : It’s much better to get the crap out of the way first and THEN do the fun stuff…but nooooooooo, I didn’t do that , did I ? Again, there was always something better to do first (like keeping alive, taking care of the animals, producing blends and yarns…) …..lesson learnt……maybe….if not, I hope you will visit me in prison..I wonder if they let me take my spinning wheel and fibre?
And... Also a new IxCHeL blend tops: Magic Bunny with hand dyed glitz in beautiful jade gemstone colourings. It is a blend with super fine 17micron merino and a dash of super fluffy angora bunny and cashmere with a streak of glitz ! and last but certainly not least a fresh batch of newly blended Bunny Bison Bliss !!!!!! Have fun !!! ( the other stuff can wait......just a little while longer......)
Angora 3ply hand dyed yarn
4 skeins per colour available
Magic Bunny Tops
100gram+ tops, hand dyed with love for AU$22.
Bunny Bison Bliss Tops
100gram+ tops, natural colour for AU$30 or, 50g for $17.
this event is a MUST and an absolute fabulous way to catch up with fellow fibre fans ! I will be there with heaps of new hand spun, art yarns, lace weight, sock yarn, bunny mink and angora yarns and much much more...!!!!
also a special pressie for all who come dressed as a bunny....ofcourse!.. and ...a chance to win a very special IxCHeL basket full of goodies to be drawn at 3pm at the venue !!!! yeah!
Gembrook Spinners and Weavers Guild Spin in day
A wonderful get together with heaps of spinners and weavers in the beautiful Gembrook.
BENDIGO SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW!
Friday 19th of July, Saturday 20th of July and Sunday 21st of July
There is a woolcraft schedule available at the farm or you can email Dot : Dotv5@optusnet.com.au. Entries for your fiber art closes on June 14th and there are lots of prizes to be won! Our little IxCHeL fibre farm is sponsoring sections 24 and 25 so get started on your entry to win some very yummy stuff !
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