Ha! This is embarrassing! I have not written on this blog in nearly a year. I am making an early resolution right now to do better in 2023 to post more. I wish I were computer proficient but alas and alack; I am most certainly not. If only Santa could drop a computer wizard into my stocking...a little guy or gal that could pop out now and again as I struggle to keep up with things on line. I like being in my shop. Seeing people face to face... having actual conversations... offering help and advice. It is a people business not a cold hard screen and keyboard business. I will do better. 2023 dawns a new year and a better outlook for all of us. Take care my fellow fiber enthusiasts and have the happiest of holidays however you choose to spend them. XO Lois
Finding a fiber voice
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Yes, we are still at DIVA and as soon as I figure out how to get pictures from my phone to this laptop; I plan on posting photos of my finished pieces and all the goings on around the shop. Spring yarns begin arriving this month as well as scads of buttons. I did go a bit crazy buying buttons this year. It is still early in 2022 but buttons, new buttons at that, just made me happy!
I am going to keep this short and say we will be open tomorrow, Thursday from 11 -5. The evenings are still cold, dark and often wet so fiber projects are a terrific thing to have about. I have knitting projects, crochet work and needlepoint canvases by my chair in the living room to work on while watching Netflix.
See you soon at the shop and in the meantime, take care of yourself and be well. Lois
PS - we do require you to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are in the shop. Happy Knitting! Happy Crocheting! Happy Needlepointing! Happy whatever work you are doing for fun!
Monday, December 27, 2021
Endings and Beginnings
Today is the 27th of December, 2021 and in just a few more days this year goes away. Bye bye. I am choosing to look forward with optimism and hope for 2022. Hope that the pandemic is ending, hope that I can eat out on a restaurant and not fear getting sick, hope that I can hug people again, hope that we can gather to celebrate, rejoice in each other and in a few cases, mourn.
I am writing this even as I try to figure out the brand new laptop my family gave me last Christmas. I keep it charged but this is only the third time I have had it opened and on. Hallelujah!
This extremely, unusually frozen, snow covered day has me stuck in the house. I am also stuck in the driveway. Don't get me wrong, I love snow but in the rush to wrap up Christmas business in my shop, we neglected to get out the snow shovel from the far back garden shed or purchase deicer. Oh, well. Sometimes nature says, take a break and I am responding whole heartedly to that nudge.
I will get the bead shop open as soon as I can move about. Right now it is too icy with
snow covered ice at that, to even walk out to the studio. Hence, I was bored and decided to actually use this lap top.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, loving, joyful 2022. See you all soon whether it is in the shop or on line. Much love and gratitude to all of you for making my life exactly what I wanted it to be these last 30 years. Making things, selling things, spreading beauty and craftiness, encouragement and love to all of you while basking in the world of all things bead and yarn and fabric and...
Sunday, November 14, 2021
HAPPY to be HeRe!!
Happy to be here! Truly! We are open, the shelves are full of new merchandise ( alpaca anyone? ) and ready to move onto new knitting and crochet projects! I will be writing more often on the shiny, nearly year old laptop I just took out of the box and I particularly want to introduce you to the Divas at the shop.
Please watch the site as I fumble my way around this new fangled device and I will be posting more often.
Be warm. Be safe and play fiber all the way! xo
Sunday, August 22, 2021
• HiKoo® • 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen • 274 yards per 100 gram hank • US 3-4 needles • $28.40
THE NEWEST EDITIION to our FALL line up at Diva is RYLIE Yarn by HiKoo. We have the full color palette in stock and my hands are just itching to get started on a project. This yarn has all the soft, cuddliness of baby alpaca and the light structure of linen and mulberry. The best of all three fibers!
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Hey there! It truly is summer and July's full moon has passed us by and we are settling into the hot days of August. Here in Port Townsend, We are longing for more sunny days while at the same time desperately wishing for rain. We are so dry. Must be why all I want to knit with right now is green! Definitely indulging my green fever and purchased new yarn for both the shop and me.
Here is the latest yarn I took home which is currently adorning my living room knitting basket.
I am happy to take pictures for you and even mail you this soft textural dream yarn!
We are open Thursdays through Mondays from 11 - 5 but keep shorter hours on Sundays, 12 - 4ish.
Come see us and if you mention you read the blog... 20% off your silk hair order! Stop on in!
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Just a quick little note that ADDI LACE Circular needles have been discontinued by the manufacturer. We have them marked down 40% off the retail price. These are great needles and currently we have almost all sizes and lengths in stock. Get them while supplies last. You can order by email at email@example.com or better yet, call the shop at 360-385-4844 or 360-385-6131 ( my bead shop ) and we will take an order over the phone. If we are closed when you call, leave your name and phone and I will return your call pronto. Happy Knitting!