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Ohio-Needlepoint, Knitting- Second and third day of Fiber Arts Seminar

I saw this wee beastie on the way to school ( not quite as cute as yard dogs)


Second and third class for PIPN ( Professional Pathways into Needlearts) for TNNA ( The National Needlearts Association). On Thursday morning we  finished the needlepoint part of the class. Pipa made a really cool Needle case out of her needlepoint project.


Professor Jennings let me borrow her Louet S10 to finish up my sock yarn.Thanks Professor, my second and third strands would never have gotten done!



Thursday afternoon we started Knitting, which there was some frustrations, we started a sampler.

On the sampler we have :

1 ¼ inch of Garter stitch

1 ¼ stockingnet stick

1 ¼ of ribbed.

1 ¼ of basket weave

1 ¼ of our choice.

 This is Pipas Sampler.


On Thursday afternoon we learned the knit stitch ( Pipa  and I, alreadu know how to knit and I alos spin of course)


                                                                                                                                             ( Erica found out that sometimes don't work out)

This lead to a lot of deep and thoughtful looks.

Then on Friday we did the Purl stitch.

Ohio-Needlepoint, first class day.

 For the record, the Dorms Fire alarm went off this morning and luckliy cause it was so cold I slept in my sweater and went downstairs. It really wasn't cool at like 6:15 this morning, and I can't imagine what it is like when the dorms are full ( I'mgoing to class but will post picture later)

Well we learned on the First day how to needlepoint. Who taught you ask ?

Catherine Leslie who is a professor at Kent state university and she wrote  Needlework through History: An Encyclopedia.

Dr. Leslie is an Assistant Professor in The Fashion School at Kent State University where she teaches History of Costume, History of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and workshops in the Needle Arts.



 It was a lot of fun learning the new techniques. The stitches we learned were continental (tent) and bargello. We also got free jelly bags, I am not sure who donated them but that you very much.


Here is a picture( left to right) of
Pippa who is going to Classic Elite

Becky who is going to Coats and Clark

Erica who is going to Tanglewood.
Dana who is going to  Knitwits


Also Katie who is going with me to Misti International.


We have to make a coaster and a bookmark. My book mark is well this is it, not finished.

Chickens. Peru. Ceramics. FOOD



I have been uberly busy very uberly.

So there ended up being a lot of chickens, which I ended up firing all day today. I worked today and on Monday on Monday I scored two cool pictures from Jim MOORE. I also got a cup from my friend Bridget which I put India ink on to bring out the glaze and then two abalone from Milia. Also another thing but I can’t find it at the moment



So I am going to Peru with TNNA on an internship with misty Alpacas (international). It is going to cost well about 7K. But your only young and stupid once right? So short of a fit of insanity ( which had plagued me, all day making me wonder if indeed this is the wrong choice for me,) I am going to Peru. A short stop in Ohio, to learn stuff I already know. I also might take the train to Seattle to see you know who and MR jack cause Judith McCuin is going to be there and I really would love to take a class with her, it would be the same price to take the train there and fly out of Seattle to Akron.

But….. I would have to leave here on like the 18. Which is right after school get out and mom would have to deal with my mess apartment cause it would be like throw crap in a bag grab the wheel and go. Of which I do think I should take my wheel Consensus? I also got this delicious cake( lemon merigune cake) and half and half au lait, and a ham cheese Croissant from brio Café, very expensive but good. More lot more to follow but I am exhausted so so tired and it would

It be over till next Thursday then who knows,


So,I went to TNNA, Trade Show in Long Beach.

 I finally got to meet Trish and Becky Anderson from Tanglewood Fiber Creations! I felt too shy to ask to take their pictures. So go to her blog. After traveling for two hours to get to Long Beach. After much driving ( I live where there is not traffic or freeways). It took me two hours to get there alot of coffee, a, oh crap why did I quite smoking? Alot of wrong turns, wrong parking garages and u turns, and a very cracked out OMG I made it!), changing my clothes in the car( of which mom and I had a long talk about my not so ok clothes), so I bought a shirt on the way there, the Black pearls  (the ex gave me), a frazzled bathroom fix( do I really look like that?). I went down on the floor( with my new shoes), found their booth( did I mention each isle was labeled in hundreds). Tanglewood could teach you a class on how to get customers.The whole time they were very every busy.

Becky and I had a nice chat while Trish chatted up buyers. These two smooth lady’s are definitely a great business team. Trish is wonderful, artisitc , lots of personality and makes you feel at home and she will tell you how she came up with a particular  colorway! Becky has a lot of humor, she is the down to business one, and gets all the transactions going. It is rare I get along with someone my own age, and the two of them make you laugh alot I think it is a secret part of TFC. ( the below is the lapel pin!)


I had to control myself to not salivate all over their yarn, more yarn even being a Spinner. They have great colors ways and fiber that you just want to lay around on the floor in( think very exotic), I think this happened over the three days of TNNA.Trish also introduced me to Misty International people, way way cool! And people from DC, and a lot of people, too many to remember next time, all three days taking photos to remember people. So yeah..

I met the whole Tanglewood family, when husband ( Mike) and son ( Steven) showed up, everyone is behind team Tanglewood. So everything ran smoothly. I found out from Shelli ( Knitterly) while we were packing up stuff that some times ( wink) you can the last day in the last hour buy things, and well that is where I scored, some Namaste clutch, oh yeah.( the clutch is mine and the olive needlecase, the teal is moms, as payment for me being the food gestapo, "no you can not have that  Gingerbread cookie!")

I helped Trish take down the booth, it was fun to meet someone who I had known on line. When it was over Trish took me out to dinner, which was great and I got to know her and talk about yarn and fiber and funny things. Thanks Trish for all your hospitality I loved meeting you all.

The drive home was long very long, cause I had to pee, and was too lazy to stop. Yeah I know. I got home and mom had made a lovely orange marmalade cake, with whip cream sour cream frosting. The cake was made with marmalade and buttermilk.


I spent  today on the couch with lots of cake and back spin offs, recouping……..


 Oh Trish is looking for spinners! She pays you so, Email her ASAP. Her email is on the blog, If you missed on the links they look like this(click)