Advent: Stringing me along

Advent is around the corner and I for one am very excited about this. If Advent is a preparation for the Christmas season, then I'm not really sure what the preparation for Advent is called ... but I've been hard at it throughout October and November with the initial planning in late September too. Yes, …

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War and Peace

This weekend has been something of a contradiction - going forward into the future and travelling back in time. My local town has been celebrating the 750th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Montgomery; a pivotal point in the relations between Cymru/Wales and England. It heralded the start of a very short period …

Hyggeligt

I've always been fascinated by words; individually, their etymology, their use and construction in sentences as a means to convey information or emotion. I don't converse in other languages (a sad failure on my part) but I am intrigued by words from other languages also, especially those that don't translate well and remain unique to …

Fresh Starts

I've had a little time to catch up with myself in the couple of weeks the shop has been shut. A little time to spend with family and the rest of the time to dye up some things for the next shop update which will be tomorrow - Monday 15th August - in the evening …

Raggedy Yarn

It's a while since I blogged here … I have been busy I promise! Over in my Ravelry group we've kicked off on the Tour de Fleece - the annual friendly challenge in the spinning calendar where we spin along during the Tour de France, usually setting ourselves some personal spinning challenge be it spinning …

A Welsh Yarn

This is a story about Wales, about sheep, about wool - a Welsh yarn. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin… I’ve been dropping hints about yarns for a long time now. Creating and selling proper Welsh grown yarns from my own sheep is something I’ve desperately wanted to do since before I started …