Friday, April 29, 2011

Shop sitting




While I've been busy ignoring my own Etsy shop this last week, I've been having fun shop sitting for Michelle at Widdershin Woolworks. It's great fun, diving through her wonderful fiber stash, filling orders, and knowing how many people will be so happy to get their fibers in a few days. Talk about having all the fun without the work.

I think I've told you about Michelle before, so at the risk of repeating myself...she is a long time dear friend who went to India, was ordained (by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, no less) as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, and continued living there for around five years to continue her studies. Last spring we were lucky enough to be able to convince her to come live with us here on our little piece of the mountain, so I now have the joy of her being in my life on a daily basis. We get to spin together, knit together, watch movies, swap books...and she is the loving nanny to our dogs and cats, not to mention a great gardener with no fears about planting at 8,000 ft. Life is good!

Here's a photo of her harvesting a rogue beet that grew, unexpectedly, in our greenhouse last year. The other photo was taken this morning as I was filling an order for her shop. SIGH. It's hard to keep my hands off the goods!

7 comments:

Courtney said...

This sounds like a very fun way to pass the time! She seems like a cool lady! I'd love to meet her!
I would struggle keeping my hands off the merchandise myself!
Courtney

Taos Sunflower said...

To tell you the truth, Courtney, I've not done so well lately, and the absolute LAST thing I should be doing is buying fiber from anyone! Oh well, the grass is always greener, as they say...(PS I couldn't resist myself. I'm weak when it comes to spinning fibers.)

Kim said...

Martie,
About the crack - I would say you could definitely use it multiple times. I understand some hookers who sell their own patterns/kits use this faithfully.

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks, Kim! It's the best thing I've seen so far.

Liz said...

Oh my, that is a wonderful fiber stash!

Taos Sunflower said...

Yes, the grass is always greener in someone else's stash...LOL.

RuthieJ said...

I think it's probably a good thing I'm not a spinner because all those beautiful colors are very tempting. It must be a wonderful thing to spin something like that into yarn.