Friday, April 22, 2011

Rainy day

Well it's Good Friday. Nice day to be raining but still a good day nonetheless. I am headed out this afternoon for an alpaca shearing. It's at a farm in Raphine, VA which I am very fond of. One of my handspun skeins that took first place in the Handmades Derby was from this farm. This weekend is to celebrate the King of Kings. How he gave his life for all so we have the opportunity to be reconciled to the Father.
I am picking up another rabbit this weekend. Autumn is coming back to live with us. I hope to have quite a bit of agouti fiber to play with. As soon as I can get her sheared I will be putting some of the fiber in my etsy store. I am still spinning the white that I need to get finished so I can start on my next crochet project. Wrist warmers!! I wish my white angora would sell, so far nobody has wanted to buy it. I can sell the yarn faster than the fiber it seems! I am just so slow at making the yarn. Next weekend is the date of my spinning class. I have a new class of drop spindle spinners to teach. I will try to post photos if I can get some taken!!
Have a Great Easter everyone!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Well here I am again. No photos this time but I have been diggin' information on the web. Last weekend I attended a seminar with a nutritionist. Found out lots of good stuff. I have since enbarked on a "new diet journey" and hope to live to tell about it. Now anybody that has seen me will wonder why I'm on a diet since I'm so small. I have revamped my eating habits so to speak and am trying to eat more healthy. The other thing people who know me will say is "how do you eat all that "junk" and stay so small??" I suppose I can give that to a high metabolism. But I have learned that you can look thin and still be unhealthy. Hence my journey begins with the nutritionist. I have very frequent headaches, like two a week, and when letting this out the nutritionist says "you need a liver detox". So in researching about the liver I found out quite a few amazing things... Excess amounts of sugar turns to alcohol in your liver. With me being a sugar junkie well that got me motivated. No more refined sugar! That means no more coffee. This is day three and I have no headache today. I still will be on a roller coaster with withdrawl symptoms but they will go away soon. Then I hope to have no more headaches ever!! I also found out that the liver is an amazing organ. It pretty much detoxifies lots of thing from your body. Stuff you put in it and stuff you breathe in.
I am very bad about not drinking water and I probably stay dehydrated alot of the time. Caffeine is a diuretic and will cause you to "pee" more than you should. That means no more coffee, soda, energy drinks, etc. and I need to drink more water! I have amazed myself with actually sticking to this plan. I am drinking some fruit juice also. No tea unless it has no sugar in it because I tend to overdo it. I can have honey but in moderation as well, it is a sugar just not a refined sugar. I also am taking a herbal tonic to help clean out my liver and gall bladder.You have to use a milk thistle combo or a liver tonic that has some beneficial herbs in it. Can't hurt. I'll let you know how I'm doing in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New things

OK, so here I am to post after so long without. Amanda lost my camera somewhere so no photos unless she takes them with her phone. I have not yet made a flyer to attempt to sell Simi but will do that this week. It looks like my husband does not want to take him to the sale this weekend either. Last month I spun up a skein of black alpaca to enter in a fiber arts show. I also crocheted a shrug out of suri and huacaya alpaca to enter as well. Out of the three articles I entered I ended up with two first places and a third place. The shrug also got Best in Show. I was quite satisfied with myself. I have given away my French angora rabbit to Elizabeth because she decided not to grow her coat back. I really wanted that coat! I will be getting another rabbit to replace her. Mirage passed away the other day but I expected it with her problems. She had a good life and was in good spirits that evening. So I am down to one rabbit but hopefully will be getting another. I would like to get another rabbit but my husband can't wait for the one I got left to leave. I'm still thinking about it and it might be better to just buy the wool but why????
I am spinning some white angora with plans to crochet wrist warmers. I wish to write an article for the UARC newsletter on the healing properties of angora wool for arthritis, tendonitis, and carpel tunnel. Should be interesting. The horses got out the other day and I had fun trying to get them back in the field. Trying to move them where they don't want to go is a challenge. Couldn't catch them either! Brushed all the horses for it is sheading season! Simi seems to leave puffs of white hair everywhere but since the rain he is now brown! I really want to get him in a new home because Daisy is pig and won't let him get enough to eat. So basically that's about it. Oh I also have been working on trying to plant a garden. Lots of fun!