Category Archives: Life

What I did this spring….

I feel like a need to write an essay of what I did with my life this spring! For a variety of very good reasons, we decided we should look around for a different house in our city. So this … Continue reading

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Tiger Eye – July Tiger Club Reveal

The stone known as Tiger Eye inspired July’s Tiger Club. I used a beautiful shiny blend of Merino and Tencel for both the fiber and the yarn to recreate the shades of gold and tan. The fiber was dyed in … Continue reading

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New Toys

So, I had two fillings this morning. My tongue is numb, and I can feel the tingle of anesthetic in places it really shouldn’t have migrated to. I guess I’m thankful for the great dental care I am privileged to … Continue reading

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2014 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I spent the weekend at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. Even without taking any classes, we had a wonderful time. We arrived around noon on Friday, after pushing through driving rain … Continue reading

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August Tiger Club Reveal – Katydid

I love finding inspiration in nature, and this month was no exception. I wanted something Amazon green, and a search turned up this Katydid. I love the addition of black, red-brown, orange, and that surprising spot of blue. Here’s my … Continue reading

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The Year of the Turtle

This is the week I dye for club (which is quite pretty, BTW), so I don’t have anything new for the shop; although I didn’t blog about last Friday’s update of sock yarn…..plenty of self striping rainbows and Grand Old … Continue reading

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Whew, it’s Friday!

So, yeah. I promised striping yarn today, didn’t I? I should know better, because when I set myself deadlines like this, life crops up. So, you can have a teaser! Here is Koi Pond, on Journey, which is a fabulous … Continue reading

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My New Dye Studio

It finally became apparent to me that I just needed a little more space to dye, and many fewer steps to accomplish it. I’ve just (mostly) finished moving around and remodeling our laundry room to make it easier to work. … Continue reading

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Just a heads up that The Painted Tiger will be on vacation from July 20 through August 3rd. If you have a fiber emergency, please order by Noon Central on Friday, July 19. Otherwise, I will be sending orders on … Continue reading

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It all started with a piece of countertop.  I’ve been wanting to move all the dyeing into our laundry room for awhile, so we stopped by the Habitat ReStore, and picked up a sink and some countertop.  The piece they … Continue reading

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