Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Argenta Farmer's Market

North Little Rock has a brand new Farmer's Market, it's in the area known as Argenta. I'm very excited about this market. It is all organic and all handmade. So, if you are in the market for some high quality fruits, veggies, and items, this is the market for you.

I'm going to give it a try this Saturday. The Twisted Purl will have a booth, full of handspun yarns, painted yarns, felted soap, painted silk scarves, and a few other items.

I previously went to The River Market in Little Rock and had a blast. But, you have to show up around 4 am to get a good spot. Yup, that means leave Conway around 3:00 am. That makes for a crazy long day!

As I mentioned before...if you stop by the booth and let me know you've read my blog, I'll give you a freebie. Hope to see you there. And hopefully there will be a bit of a breeze. ♥

Friday, June 19, 2009

June's Handspun Yarn of the Month Club

June is moving by so quickly! I was rather shocked to realize it was already time to prepare and ship out the yarn of the month. Here is a quick pic of "Cosmopolitan" yarn that went out to those in the Club. The yarn itself has some lovely light brown, pink and cream...although in this pic the brown did not turn out. The freebie was a purse handle. Just so you know, there are a couple more spots in the club if anyone is still interest. Please click here if you'd like to learn more.
We just got back from Vermont and my sister is now married!!! Yippeee! We had a blast. The wedding was on my mom property in Vermont. They have been restore their beautiful home for the last few years. The land is perfect for a wedding. The wedding was breath taking and my sister was gorgeous! And I have a new brother-in-law, whom I adore!

I celebrated my birthday in style this year. Lucky me, it happened while I was still in Vermont so I got to hit up my favorite restaurant and brewery, The Shed, in Stowe.

My youngest son gave me this adorable wildflower for my happy day. While in Stowe, I had to stop in on my other favorite place, Stowe Yarn and Fabric. The yarn shop is what I fondly refer to as the birthplace of The Twisted Purl. To my astonishment the owner remembered me. I was thrilled! It was a good birthday!

While in Vermont, we saw a moose.

Well, that was a super cute one. But we actually saw a real live moose on the side of the road! Some people live in Vermont their whole entire lives and never see a moose...we saw one. Unfortunately, I had left my camera at my mom's. I did have her camera...but I'm still waiting for her to find her camera cord so she can upload the pics into her computer. It may be awhile.

It was a wonderful vacation and a we saw this above gorgeous sight on the way home. Makes me want a farm so bad. Not a crazy, huge farm. Just a nice little fiber farm. Someday.
In fiber news, I will be at the Argenta Market the following Saturday, June 27, 2009. The Argenta Market is a new Farmer's Market in North Little Rock. The market is only for organic and 100% handmade items. The boys and I checked it out today and it looks like it will be fun to give it a try. Stop by and let me know you read my blog and I will give you a freebie!
Conway Locally Grown is going well also. It opens every Sunday, so if you are in the area, The Twisted Purl yarn can also be purchased through the market and picked up on Fridays in Conway.
If you have any questions, shoot me an email! Otherwise, enjoy the summer days and happy crafting! ♥