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Spotted Dog Farm Blog

Coming Soon: Stitch Marker Necklaces

Ok, I can't take it anymore!  I've been sitting on this for a while, but I've gotta put some pictures out there. I've been playing with a new idea, and it's almost ready for primetime.  The new idea is... stitch marker necklaces!  Yep, combine my jewelry with my knit and crochet, and you get stitch marker necklaces.

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Show Season

It is craft show season again... I'll be out and about for the next three weekends. To be honest I go through phases where I do a ton of shows, and then hardly any shows, because the prep for a show can feel a little overwhelming, but the shows themselves are always fun.  

Working in a studio on the farm is great, and communicating over a computer is an incredible way to be in touch with a lot of people, but seeing people in person is the best.

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Hellbender 100

Right before Spring Break I decided to volunteer at an aid station for a local ultra race - the Hellbender 100 Trail Race.  Yes, these people actually run 100 miles.  Mainly on trails.  And to the top of Mt. Mitchell - tallest peak east of the Mississippi.  I figured if they're going to do something so... inspiring?  crazy? interesting?  Then I'd love to witness it, and help a little if possible.

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Let's Keep Spring

Spring is arriving for real this week - the trees are green, the grass is green, the birds are chirping, I'm working on a table on my porch in perfect 70 degree weather.  It is, in a word, glorious.  But also fleeting. 

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Farm Walk

We are well into spring-like weather, and it is amazing!  Strangely enough, the weather this year got warm so early that we had green grass and started mowing before we had leaves on the trees - not our usual.  But on Sunday the leaves started to pop (I love trying to notice the exact day we get green leaves - they are surprisingly sneaky, and love to show up when you aren't noticing), and today it is 78 degrees and a bright blue sky.  Heaven.

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Keep Going

I love Austin Kleon's books - and in particular recommend them for anyone engaged in a creative field, or wanting to explore their creativity - and his new one was just released last week.  Yay!  I took it with me up to Craggy Gardens last week, and it was exactly the thing to sit and read while looking out at the mountains

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