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Day Two

Here are the three babies today. The Mama Bird has been coming and going and from our dining room table we can see a couple months pop up and get their meal.

I read a little about Robins and learned they only lay one egg a day and only up to four eggs. Rarely, they will have five. So I am thinking the bird underneath is a day behind the other two or just the runt. It looks a lot less developed then the two. I hope it’s just a day behind! We shall see with tomorrow pictures. They are totally strange to peak at for sure! I can’t wait until the have feathers and look a bit more bird like.

Above is some handspun yarn, I adore it. Totally girly pink and great. It is the next thing I have planned to list on Etsy. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday evening. ♥

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Three Babies

For the last couple weeks, the boys and I have enjoyed watching a beautiful robin build her nest and then take care of the eggs. Today we noticed little heads bopping up and the mama feeding them. I very carefully took my camera, on my camera stand…set the timer, and ever so gently held it above the nest. This was the result. Three Babies!

The mama bird and daddy bird have been very busy tending to these little ones! I believe they were born either yesterday or early this morning. The eyes are not yet opened and they are quite naked. I will try to snap a few pictures over the next few days so we can share how they are growing (hopefully a bit better quality).

A rainbow array of roving is waiting to be posted to Etsy. Most of them are all under an ounce but a few are over. The next few days my shop will be over flowing with colorful yummy-ness once again. I have felt a bit like the baby birds and that my shop was a bit naked and striped down. The shop will grow with the babies!

I do also have several handspun yarns just hanging out in my ready to sell stash. Today, I did get the handspun listed from the roving Jeanetta painted. It had to be named after her, since she did the dye work and all….here is Jeanetta Spun.

Last night’s AREtsy chat was great! We covered a ton, and now, I need to weed it down to the good stuff and get it out to the group. Hope you all have a lovely evening! ♥

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New Spinning Fiber

Here is Drew’s Yarn! I LOVE it! “BIG N TASTY” is the name. The name has a long history, and maybe someday I will share it with you…but today, there is much to talk about! We got our tax refund! YIPPEE! The hubby was rather happy at the “loss” my business took and how it helped us with our refund. He even said I should look into getting a new spinning wheel! That is really cool…I have my eye on an Ashford Joy. But, I will talk more about that too later. With having a little extra disposable income, I figured there was nothing in the world better than getting some extra spinning fiber! I have some yummy purchases to share. Some yummier than others…

One Pound of super soft brown alpaca. It is so amazing, very little hay or anything to pick out. I just can’t wait to spin this up. I am starting on it tomorrow.
Next is three bags of fiber from a seller on Etsy. The one is the middle is washed Border Leicester. I will be dying it and playing with it some. The bag on the left is black n brown border Leicester and it is not washed. You want to feel like you just stepped on a farm, you should open up this bag. I have always purchased my fiber preprocessed into carded roving until now. The bag on the left and the bag on the right will be a new experience for me. I will be sure to tell you how it goes. The bag on the right is also Leicester in gray. I am still waiting for one more pound from this seller to come.

“Bah Bah Black Sheep have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir three bags full!”

I took one of their bags! Woooooowoooo! This is a LOT of fiber. Four pounds to be exact. And it is actually alpaca, not from a black sheep, but this picture did get the lovely tune stuck in my head.

Just so you get an idea of the amount of this, here Brady is admiring the fiber.
The idea of blending fibers is very intriguing to me. Making my own yummy blends. I thought a alpaca/angora would be super soft and gorgeous to feel. So, I had my alpaca (and boy do I have a lot of it) I just needed to get the angora.

The angora below is from another wonderful seller on Etsy: Yarntospin

Be sure to check out her shop. I got the honor of being her very first customer. First of many more to come, I am certain! This is fiber from one of her angora bunnies. Believe me, you just want to roll around in this stuff.

So that is about it, for now! Hope this gave you a nice fiber fix for the day. I have a couple more exciting things to share, but I will wait for tomorrow. This post is already long enough, and my spinning wheel is calling my name. Happy crafting! ♥

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Drum Roll Please…

First up is Austin’s roving turned to yarn. Here it is on two yarn bobbins. I tugged the roving in half and spun up each half…hence the different colors. Here it is on the swift. Austin looked at it and he said “I will call it Green Eyed Monster”
Green Eyed Monster has now set and dried and is ready to go up for sale. Keep an eye out for it on Etsy!
Next was Brady’s. He insisted on wearing it and being in the picture. Silly Boy!
He has called his “Frosty the Snowman” Not too sure where that came from but hey, whatcha gonna do!

Brady’s has now set and is still hanging to dry.
I believe I saved the very best for last! The colors on Drew’s roving is so very bold. I feel like it will make the best yarn yet. I have not spun it yet. That is tonight’s project. Hopefully, I will have pics of it up tomorrow. ♥