Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I haven’t posted in awhile…

and I want to say I’m sorry.  But I’m not.  I miss you guys don’t get me wrong and I love blogging…

victorian ornaments image graphicsfairy1But I have been living and loving life lately with hardly a stop in between!   Since my uncle’s diagnosis life has felt a little faster, a little more precious.  

I have taken the time to sit with the children and listen…

DSC_0598and laugh.

I splurged with my aunt and cousin doing something other than cancer…

DSC_0599like my toes.

DSC_0601and red streaks in my hair…  

I’m hugging my husband a bit more and praising God in all things.   I am remembering there is joy in the journey…

if you just know where to look.

(Oh and I am loving my friend’s new dreads….and I am slightly tempted.)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Home again, home again loopydeloo

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Twila and I enjoyed the Michigan Fiber Festival this weekend but I am more than a little tired :)  Twila helped show Pygora goats and even won a few classes!  She was thrilled.

Now it’s time to get back into the swing of things.  Hopefully I can get a nap in somewhere though!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

And the winner is….

Mujercita!  (Please contact me at countingsheepfarm [@] yahoo[.]com)


She was the only one who guessed: Flying Monkeys!!



You can get your Flying Monkeys at!  (Right now it only available through the Wizard of Oz clubs)


Thursday, August 11, 2011

It’s about that time…

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I spent the morning dyeing the first colorway for the Wizard of Oz fiber/yarn 3 month club.  Which one do you think it was?   I will give you a hint:  It wasn’t the scarecrow or the king of the forest (I already did those…)

So leave a comment and let me know you think it was to be entered to win a $15.00 gift certificate to!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Jazzing the place up a bit....

So I have been busy spiffying up the blog :) (Is spiffying a word?) At any do you like it? I still have a couple of things to work out. For instance I hate that I can't seem to get the blog to stretch across the whole space. I want the content in the middle and all the buttons and bajangles out to the sides. I have tried formatting minima to three column but that didn't fix it. Errr..... But the lovely header is from as is the background and the doodad above.

Did I mention we have a new puppy? And a bird? NO? Well, I will have pictures posted soon. They are both quite darling and we think they are perfectly the bees knees.

It's time to go dye for our new fiber/yarn club now. Did you get yours yet? It is the absolute must have for you Wizard of Oz fans out there!

Oh and if you have any hints on how I can fix the column thing do share!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cancer Sucks….

So now comes the difficult post in which I explain why I have been so quiet :’(

On June 30th my aunt texted me….

“Your uncle is in the hospital…please pray”

Words like lesions, masses, biopsies were spoken, words you hear when you are on the cancer ride.

We started our ride with lung cancer, swerved through liver cancer and came to a screeching back breaking halt at melanoma.   We became increasingly dizzy at the mention of each organ affected:




lymph nodes

So we do all we can do.  We pray.  We trust.  And we love  each other.  

The little things don’t matter.   The minor irritations are easily ignored and gratitude has replaced complacency.

….and with love we’ll carry on cuz grace was strong enough…

Monday, August 1, 2011


The Wizard of Oz Club!

wizard club

We’re off to see the Wizard!  

3 month club available in either fiber or yarn….

Yeah, I know it’s been awhile.  I’ll explain what’s been going on in my next post….

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