Spring is Here!! and More about 2014

We are barely into the fourth month of the year and it has already been very...busy, crazy, emotional, whelming and overwhelming, and filled with lots of dyeing and readying for shows.  Personal and business has been much intermixed--not always what one wants, but sometimes you just can't not mix the two.

Many of you know that my apprentice, Jen H., was was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which has required chemotherapy and radiation.  This has been a difficult space of time for all, and most of all for Jen who is almost done with 6 weeks of treatments. At this time, none of us know what the next steps will be.  I can only ask that you keep her in your prayers and thoughts.

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Before all of this occurred for Jen, I had already determined to slow my show pace down for this year so that I could spend a bit more time with my family. There are some health issues and I want to spend time now with my loved ones. What this means for people who look for me at shows is that we will not be going to Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival or Michigan Fiber Festival this year.

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Spring!! The daffodils are blooming!!  A very definite sign that spring is coming.  I know many people feel that fall is their favorite season, but mine is absolutely spring.  My eyes gobble up the colors of spring, all the different hues of the fresh yellow greens, the yellows of blooms, and the brightening of fields. And of course, daylilies pushing through and dandelions!


And, of course, we have also been very busy getting ready for Stitches South (April 9-13) and Maryland Sheep and Wool (May 3 & 4.) We will have lots of yarn and we will be sending a newsletter soon that includes information about what we'll be bringing including the 2014 Maryland Sheep & Wool colorway. 



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sending all positive healing thoughts to Jen H. since I heard the news i have been knitting every day only from my Miss Babs stash, actively willing health to her and to you, Babs, savoring the work you all do so brilliantly and tenderly and all of you who feel like family to this knitter. xoxo love, deborah

Ann Moore

Prayers for you and Jen!

Ana Vega

So sorry to hear of your hardships, but I’m glad you will be spending time with your family. Family is so important, ….those special moments are so very precious that we should seek them out and hold on to them for as long as we can.
I will keep you in my prayers, and also for Jen, and your other little family of worker bees.
Blessings, Ana


Adding my thoughts and prayers for you. I look forward to seeing you at Maryland Sheep and Wool.


So sorry to hear about these difficulties. Turning to those we love and holding them close is the best way of coping with life’s challenges. Sending peace and best wishes your way!

Melanie in SC

It is very important to pay attention to those most close to us! Wishing you all the best in health, creativity, family, and commerce. Your talents, skills and family-oriented business is impressive.
Stay the course!

Karen Odle

I am so glad that you are going to be spending more time for self and family. Cont. prayers for Jen and for you all.


Just looked through my stash today and noticed the many skeins from Miss Babs. No, it’s not a problem, but rather a very strong fondness & affection!! I hope and pray for Jen, and wish that you enjoy your extra time with family, Babs.
I, too, am loving the spring colors. Happy knitting always!


My prayers are with your entire team. Jen is such a peach and treated me with such patience when I visited your studio. I pray for her continued healing. I will pray for comfort and peace for all.


Thinking of both of you,my thoughts and prayers are with you

Betty Richardson

Thoughts and prayers for you and Jen, met her at Stiches before and she always helped my so much choosing yarn? Glad you are able to be there this year, I will be sure to speak with you there.

Margaret Thomas

We fully understand. I so appreciate your hard work, the colors you come up with and of course your wonderful yarns. Please know how much we all love you for everything you do. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts and please tell Jen how important she is to us as well. Family must come first. God bless you all.


Loved getting to see you in Kentucky but there is always next year. Praying for Jen and your family.


Loved getting to see you in Kentucky but there is always next year. Praying for Jan and your family.


I will miss seeing you at Ky Sheep & Fiber :( It is the only time I get to see your yarns in person :( But family has to come first!

Good luck!


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