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on a hill by the sea in portland, maine
dyer of wool, spinner of yarn, knitter of things, grower of leafy greens, mama
Interests: textile art, yarn, spinning, kids, urban gardening, knitting, food, making things
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you're a good egg, sara thanks for sharing a little bit of your life here. love and peace to you and your sweethearts, aprill xoxo
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2011 on goodbye at Farmama
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they are beauties! i love that pattern.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2011 on Lacy Baktus(es) at Our Yellow House
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aren't the anemones mesmerizing? i love them. where'd you wind up going for yarn?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2011 on The First Leg of the Trip at Our Yellow House
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yes! i have been thinking about it! i really want to aim for next year! xoxo
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2011 on weekend plus at lulubeans
happy belated birthday, annika!! i have to tell you, sarah, this post made me tear up. your 9 yr and my 9 yr sound so very similar, it's almost as if you are describing my girl here.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2011 on belated at greenclogs
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i feel like my weekend got a little extra added on to it because the girls and i got to meet and hang out with leah and her beautiful family on monday. it was such a treat. she and i... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at lulubeans
i tore myself away from the hunger games* to do a little batt update in the shop: there are just a few days left to get a 15% discount with the code JUNEBATT. i guess this month decided to just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at lulubeans
they make such beautiful yarn!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2011 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ QUINCE & CO. ~ at SouleMama
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beautiful. i feel touched by lynn's life in my small way. it was an honor to spin her sheeps' wool. maybe i'll get to see that scarf this week? xo
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2011 on In Honor of Lynn at Our Yellow House
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i really enjoy travelling vicariously through you!
natasha made this little guy. i like him a lot. and also: 15% off in my shop with the code JUNEBATT is going on now through the end of june. i added some more small batches of uncarded fiber over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at lulubeans
thanks leah! the dyeing was so fun. i think i'll get her into doing some solar dyeing with it next!
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2011 on kid friendly dyeing at lulubeans
thanks sonya! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2011 on more rainy* day dispatches at lulubeans
the garden is not complaining. and neither is this little bird. however, the gray weather means that everything is taking foooorrrrever to dry. my work room looks like one big drying rack right now. after hitting the dyepots all weekend,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at lulubeans
kool-aid + freshly washed wool fleece + fairly-independent-in-the-kitchen 9 yr old = rainy day fun. i started dyeing wool by playing with kool aid and recycled sweater wool some 6 and 1/2 yrs ago, before moving on to acid dyes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at lulubeans
i have been really hard on myself lately because i have similar feelings about my time management skills and what little (i feel) i have to show for myself, productivity-wise. i have to constantly remind myself that it's never a good idea to compare myself to others, but the internet makes that really hard! i love all the red!
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2011 on Red at just maryse
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and it's awesome! if you are in portland, maine, make the trip down to 656 congress st. you will not be disappointed! 40+ artists, crafters, and sellers of excellent vintage make this shop a very happy place. i genuinely believe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at lulubeans
it's *really* beautiful, grace!!! (and i love that we are getting to see your back log of knits. i always feel like if i don't photograph it when it's fresh off the needles that it has some kind of expiration date, which is silly, i know.)
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Last autumn's knits, part 2 at Uncommon Grace
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with all the new fleece in the house, i'm feeling like i really want to get the batts that i have out into the world to make room for more! so with that in mind, i'm having a sale on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at lulubeans
it looks beautiful! i garden along-ed here:
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Around the Farm at Farmama
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it's coming along, so i wanted to join in sara's thursday "around the farm/garden". we have lots of greens coming up. we planted tatsoi for the 1st time this year, plus a mesclun mix, kale, rainbow chard, radishes, carrots, beets,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at lulubeans
this year's garden is going to rock. i can tell. i think the greta girl agrees! we will have some more garden shots to share tomorrow. and that salad? i have to tell you, it was SO GOOD!!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at lulubeans
you aren't boring me! :D
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on Four Sheep Sheared at Farmama
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tara! i feel like you are kind of in my brain with this, although you are far more eloquent. also, you made me cry. xoxo
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2011 on soulful mothering ~ with tara thayer at SouleMama
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anyone want to come to a weaving in ends party? i promise, it will be fun. also, i decided that someday i really want to live in a house with an orange door. bonus if it comes with a tree... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at lulubeans