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Football Fever

My dear friend, Jeanetta, has football fever.  She knows nothing of the sport, except the ball must go to the end zone.  But, her son, David, is on the Packers Football team.  Her excitement is quite interesting.  I am encouraged she may actually become a fan of the sport, so we shall see.

The funny thing is, my son, Drew, is also on a football team.  Of course, it couldn’t be The Packers, cause then, well, it just wouldn’t be as interesting to write about.  He’s on the Broncos team.  And guess who our first game is against?  Of course, THE PACKERS.

                         GreenBay VS Broncos

                             September 8, 2008

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Our kids did some practice take downs in the lake the other day.  Of course, this was all before football training began.  Who will be victorious?  Who will take the other down?  You will just have to stay tuned to see. 

On another, non fiber related side note….it’s Daisy Dog’s 1st Birthday today.

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Go Broncos!

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The Concert, The Lake, & The Booth

Quite a few weeks back, those of you with kids will remember, there was a Hannah Montana Concert in 3-D.  We had the Darley’s over for some Rocking Good Times.012

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Jeanetta thought her embroidery was much more fun in 3-D.   And Phoebe rocked out.

 

We had one last summer outing, at the lake.  It was so nice.  I sat under a beautiful tree and knit while the kids made sand castles, swam, and wrestled.

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Last weekend, was the Great Escape, here in Conway.  It was super fun to meet a few blog readers, hanging out, and showing others the art of hand spinning yarn.  Due to all that’s been happening with my family, I was not as prepared as I would have liked to be for this show.  Thankfully, I know a couple crafty divas who were ready to dive in, very last minute, sorry gals! 

Jeanetta and Jerusalem flew in to help and fill in all the blank spots with their beautiful work.   We made a great trio and hopefully will be sharing many more spaces in the future.  It was awesome to be able to boast about our booth being filled with all handmade products.

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That’s Jerusalem there in the booth and the side of Jeanetta’s head.

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That’s the small shot I got of my side of the booth…it really isn’t a very good angle, but well, it looked just like the booth at Toad Suck Daze (a scaled down version, that is), so really nothing too new to show off.

I have agreed to do First Thursday, in Little Rock, on a regular bases, so much more will be coming about that soon.  Hope everyone is happy the kids are back in school.  Whoooohoooo!  I know I am!

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Rain or a Flood

Into every life a little rain must fall.  Yes, it’s cliche…I know, but so true.  I have been struggling with some pretty deep family issues the last few months, and have to apologize to my customers and readers for not being on the ball with the business.

Until things settle down, and my clear path is before me, I will be taking a break from my dear AREtsy group and also my Etsy shop.  I hope to be able to dive fully back into my business by the beginning of October, if not sooner.  Look for many more new handspun yarns and other interestingly painted fibers to be coming your way then.

The Twisted Purl will be at The Great Escape this weekend in Conway, Arkansas.  After that, I must really focus on the well being on my family and really tune into God’s plans for my next steps. 

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The Great Escape, a benefit event for the Conway Women’s Shelter

Don Owens Softball Complex, Conway
August 23rd, 2008
9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

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August Calendar

It’s the first day of August, so here’s a couple calendars you can save to your desktop as wallpaper or print out.

Wallpaper (just right click on image and chose “set as background”):

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Calendar (print or can also be set as wallpaper):

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We have a busy schedule this month.  I am pleased to announce we will be at First Thursday, in the Hillcrest District in Little Rock on Thursday the 7th.  On Saturday the 23rd, we will be at The Great Escape, located here in Conway.  More details on both events coming soon.

Also, tomorrow, the 2nd, I’m hosting another AREtsy-Arkansas Etsy Street Team get together.  Hope to meet lots of new artists and have a good time with some of the girls I have already had the pleasure of meeting.

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My 6 Year Old Birthday Boy

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Austin turns six today!  This picture was taken on the ferry to New York a couple weeks ago.  For our birthday adventure we are going to a water park in central Arkansas.  Spending the day in a water park is not exactly my idea of fun, it’s the putting on the bathing suit in public thing.  It’s for the boy, I will keep repeating…it’s for the boy.