Friday, August 19, 2016

I Have a Brand New Blog

 I  got inspired by one of my blogging friends to start fresh with a new blog.

  This blog: Kathyinozarks  goes way back since I transfered posts here from Yahoo 360 and Multiply so I will keep this one.  All of you that I follow will remain here as well. 
     I just wanted to start fresh and have a journal for my weaving, spinning, dyeing and other creative projects only. It will be a positive only blog hopefully to inspire me and any one who wishes to follow.

  Here is a link to Hummingbird Woodland Studio I am still getting set up-I have an introduction to explain further hope to see you there too. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Quilters-Sewers-Crafters I have lots of fabric for sale

  Good morning everyone-it's cool and foggy here this week-loving it!

  As you may know from one of my previous posts, I deleted all my items I had for sale on Ebay do to the way Ebay does not support or care about their sellers-although they do love the income from sellers I'm sure.

   Before I list on Etsy I thought I would list some photos of some of the fabrics and if interested just message me. I am also on facebook if you want to pm me there.

  I still have a few really nice Hoffman batiks that some I paid more that $2.00 each for at a quilt fabric store-but am putting those out for $2.00 each plus shipping-I can get quite a few to go first class price or allot in a padded flat rate priority envelope.  photos will enlarge


Update photo 1: 2 and 3 are gone

Photo 2:  2 and 3 are gone

Photo 3: 2 is gone
Photo 4:  2 and 3 are gone
Photo 5: all are gone
Photo 6: all are gone


I also have some really high quality homespun-good weight to the fabric not the cheap homespuns $2.95 each plus shipping

this set measures  out at 21" or 22" wide and 22 " to 23  !/4" long. 




These two are very high quality plaids not sure if I would call them homespuns  These measure out at 22 3/4" x 21 1/2" and the other piece 23 1/4" x 20"     $2.95 each plus shipping



I have more fabrics so this is just a start to see if there is any interest  thanks for looking

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Much Welcomed Cool Down & Charm Bracelets

  So ready for a cool down and we are getting it this week-big storm went through yesterday a little more rain for the next few days-and cool all week-loving it!

  I have gotten lots of raw wool fleeces washed up-dried-and in their cotton bags. Am now working on lots of navajo churro wool Once that's done it will all be washed and ready to card-spin-weave with this winter.

  My veggie garden is pretty much done for-just too much bad weather this year-too cool of a spring, way too much rain, and then so much extreme heat indexes-and then those beatles came in too. I did get green beans in the freezer, one batch of pickles made, broccoli and pea pods in the freezer, so not a total loss-and we were able to eat fresh veggies for awhile too. Pretty soon I will get in the garden and just start pulling most of it. With the crazy weather here not going to plant a fall garden this year.  I will have plent of work to do pulling tons of weeds instead lol

   Do you have or enjoy charm bracelets? I have always thought they were very cool but have never had one. In the anticipation of my upcoming trip to Yellowstone and other nearby national parks, and also my love for Peggy Henderson's Yellowstone and Tetons historical time travel books I jumped into the world of finding charms.
   and Wow are they ever expensive when you want lots of sterling charms. I decided I was having so much fun hunting for what I wanted to just go with it-lol  A special treat for myself. and kinda cool I am finding online many vintage charms and many signed ones too.
      I am also going through my beads to find colors of the Yellowstone area-my jewelry making friend in California will set up my bracelet with the beads and then I will add the charms-so fun!

   With this cool down perhaps I can try out my dutch oven cooking and baking soon too.

  How has your summer been?? 


Here is a photo in Yellowstone that I would like to capture the colors in beads


Monday, August 8, 2016

EBAY Does NOT Support Their Sellers Under Any Circumstance

Sometimes there is just no way to fight back except to share and spread the word on social media.

My husband is one of only four in the world that knows how to and still repairs scopes-it is a lost art. Most of the brand names no longer fix any of their scopes rather they want to sell you a new one instead. Hubby does mostly vintage and rare scopes-and he is also a power seller with a store on Ebay.

Ebay has and always will be it seems only for the customer-they do Not support the sellers at all for any reason. and that's what I want to spread the word about if you want to set up a store or sell seriously on Ebay. 

He had a customer that bought a scope from his site on Ebay-then decided to take it all apart for some reason-in the process he broke things and scratched the lens and duh-now it doesn't work any more. So he calls up and wants his money returned after he destroyed the scope. 

Two hours on the phone with Ebay and hubby was calm during this whole episode-and at least 5 different people to go through and relay the same story--nope hubby has to give this customer back his money. So enough is enough of dealing with Ebay and he closed his business on Ebay-of course that will take two weeks they can't invoice him now and of course you know what they will do right? take out the money to pay this customer back after the scope will be returned to him

pretty one sided business-and I feel it is really sad to not also support the sellers-but they do not support the seller in any situation only the customer.


I also wanted to mention that even though you state in your listings that you do not pay for return shipping costs or you do not accept returns--in reality not the case as Ebay will tell you do so as they only support the customer. No matter that a seller with a store especially is giving Ebay lots of income and the buyer does not give any income to Ebay.

The last guy he was passed to hubby said sounded like a robot-thanks for calling Ebay and thanks for your business-really???

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy First Week of August-and Keeping Busy

  How is your summer going so far??  

We have pretty much been "stuck" in the house so far do to either days of rain (unusual for this time of year here) or hot and steamy.

I am still working on my spinning, and this past month I have gone through my piles of wool and seperated out the bags that were unwashed fleeces and getting those washed up. I have gotten both the grey and the white romney all washed up-wow what a difference in how the wool looks and feels, especially the white. 
    Today I am working on some wool that my fellow Missourian friend sent me-there are a couple different kinds in the bag so starting with the white first. 
    Next up after that collection of wools is some Rambouillet I bought-I wanted to see how it washed and carded up compared to commercial Rambouillet roving.  and then I have a rare bag of North Ronaldsay I bought from England-and then lastly I still have lots of my Navajo Churro to wash up. My goal is to have this all washed up before winter arrives. 
   Then I can play with the carding, and also my blending board which I have yet to work with-and I saw a video on how to make roving with a diz off the board which sounds fun to do.
   Here is a photo of new diz-couldn't resist a buffalo to go with my bear diz lol   It is from The Dancing Goats on Etsy-my teacher for spinning last year This copper with enamels over it-the beard tip is really sharp so I may need to see if I smooth that out a bit.



   My little veggie garden has given me enough green beans to eat and also to freeze. Not enough cucumbers to can so we have been eating and sharing those so far. My tomatoes are so so and not giving me enough to can-but a neighbor friend has loads of them so she sent me home with enough to can salsa with. I did that yesterday and this batch turned out really tasty. If she still has extras to giveaway I will make up and can some tomato soup which I really enjoy having in the pantry.

And and I am planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park with the same neighbor friend in May. Happy dancing!!
     We are both so excited and we are both doing research for the trip. We have the motel picked out and it has one room with a full kitchen so I will be calling on the day they start taking next year's reservations so we can get that kitchen. Neither one of us is into depending on expensive eateries for food.  I called the chamber of commerce of that town and asked about grocery stores and learned although they have two small ones they are very expensive-she told me to shop for food before we arrive as the closest large grocery store is two hours away. 
      From Missouri- Mapquest offers three routes and we will be taking the one that goes through the bottom of South Dakota which will be so much more interesting than driving through the state of Nebraska. I am learning about more National parks out that way too-so hoping to catch a few of them going and coming back.  I didn't know about Teddy Roosevelt National Park that is located in northern North Dakota. That one sounds awesome as it is full of wild horses- bit out of our way so will play that by ear.
    Anyways always fun to plan and look forward to something. The last time I went on a vacation type trip like this was when I lived at home before my senior year. So if this works out will be fun.

   Still have not had the chance to cook in my outdoor "kitchen"  thinking September for sure--and I plan to do some natural dyeing outdoors too so could be out there doing both.

  Today is primary voting day here in Missouri we have some heated races going on too-at least the media doesn't have the winner chosen before we vote-lol I really dislike when they do that.

Have an awesome August everyone

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