Sunday, March 27, 2011

Classes KSFF

I am so darn excited to be teaching 2 classes at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival in May.  If you are in the Lexington KY area May 20-22, my class schedule and info is below.  You can also print off the Registration form here:  KSFF Registration

Art Yarn – Advanced Spinning

INSTRUCTOR:            Stephanie Stratton     
DATE:             Friday, May 21st             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP:            Learn to construct Art Yarns such as Core Spun, Tail Spun, Coils, Hives, using Spin-Ins (such as sequins, ribbons, beads, wool locks, fabric strips, etc.), 3 Ply Navaho and Thick & Thin. 
SKILL LEVEL: This is an advanced spinning class for those who are comfortable spinning and plying yarn.
WORKSHOP FEE:  $65            MATERIAL FEE:  None
MATERIALS NEEDED:             Spinning wheel, 1 bobbin of pre-spun singles, darning needle, bobbins, fiber, cone or skein of woolen yarn, thread, and spin-ins.
SUPPLIES FOR SALE:              Yes

Carding Art Batts
INSTRUCTOR:            Stephanie Stratton            
DATE:             Saturday May 21st              11:00 am - 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP:  Want to know how the beautifully sparkly, deliciously funky and extremely expensive art batts are created?  Or perhaps you are mystified by how to make your own roving from scratch? 
SKILL LEVEL:  Basic knowledge of carding is preferred, but squeaky clean drum carding newbies are welcome.
WORKSHOP FEE:  $55            MATERIAL FEE:             None
MATERIALS NEEDED:             Drum Carder & Diz and Fiber (Can reserve carder in advance, only 3 available!)
SUPPLIES FOR SALE:              Yes

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hail Storm

You have to love our Kentucky weather in the spring.  One week we have lovely 70 degree temps when along comes a hail storm to crank us down a notch to 50s during the days and freezing at night.  The hail we got wasn't much to complain about, but there were other areas that got golf ball sized rocks.  Here are a few pics of the little icy rocks.

Friday, March 25, 2011

He's HERE!!

Guess whose little nephew flew in from Japan this week!!!


I would like to extend a huge and hearty Thank You to the US Navy for transporting such a special little cargo and his Mom across the Pacific and then home to Kentucky!  This picture was taken just as Luke and Jen stepped out of the airport to go home.  Unfortunately, I only had my cell phone, so this is the only picture I got.

Mom as you can tell is just as happy if not more so than I am;)

I have one more little favor for the US Navy...  Keep my brother safe while he is working in Japan.  I know that his job is important, not only to the United States, but to the relief effort as well.   All I ask is that you keep him safe and healthy while he is helping others!

Running around Aunt Stephanie's table

FAst asleep after a long afternoon of shopping with Mom & Aunt Stephanie

Look at the grin.  I tell you, this little fellow will be a heart breaker some day!
This one is from Luke's trip home for the Holidays a few months ago.  He was fascinated by the player piano at Mom & Dad's.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Florida Class

Right - O!  It is so time to get back to Blogging!

How about I start it out right with a post about how the classes went in Pensacola ;)

Unfortunately, I was so into each class that I completely forgot to take pictures until the very last beginning wheel class after a few people had left already.  There were two drop spindle classes that were completely full, two beginning spinning wheels also full and one advanced art yarn class not so full, but it did make a fun day of spinning where everyone got to learn all the techniques they wanted to.

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)