Jacobs Creek

Jacobs Creek is where the soul of my inner child lives. I wish I could bottle the smell of the place. Lake water, pines, charcoal, and happiness.

There is a certain kind of tired that only comes from swimming… especially in open water.
Swim Area - Jacobs Creek

Campfire, just add marshmallows.
Camp Fire - Jacobs Creek

Jade colored water peeking through the trees.
Water peeking through - Jacobs Creek

I loved the sounds of nature.
Water beyond the trees - Jacobs Creek

I loved the escape from the world.
Moss and toes - Jacobs Creek

I didn’t want to leave.
Camp Site 11 - Jacobs Creek

I felt like my grown up soul had been renewed.
I can’t wait to go again.


A Likely Yarn’s New Location

If you are near Abingdon, Virginia you need to go visit A Likely Yarn. Yesterday, the shop reopened in a new, bigger, location at 213 Pecan Street. Turn at the traffic light at the Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church just down from the Barter Theater. It’s is between the Bike Shop and the parking lot for the Virginia Creeper Trail, if you cross the railroad tracks you’ve gone too far.

The shop has a large room and a smaller room that have many places to sit to knit and even a fireplace for the winter months. There’s a big front porch with room for chairs. There is so much new yarn and lots of new books too! There is a new section of needle felting supplies and *fingers crossed* there is the possibility that roving will be coming soon. Oh, and there is a coffee bar with a insta-hot tap for tea that is very hot. The behind the scenes stuff is awesome too. We finally have a real office, lots of storage and staff kitchen with a washer & dryer for felting. I’m such a lucky girl to have a job there I just wanted to pinch myself to make sure that it was for real on Saturday.

I have three photos that I snapped before I left Saturday evening but these just don’t do the shop justice. The photos are sort of dark because I was taking them just before I left when all the lights had been turned off. You need to see it up close and personal so get your shoes on, grab your needles and get in the car already!

Inside the new A Likely Yarn location

Inside the new A Likely Yarn location

Inside the new A Likely Yarn location

If you’re looking for another reason other than amazing yarn and super awesome staff to come by the shop… Come join us on June 13th for World Wide Knit In Public Day!


Visit the shop website for more details about classes & up-coming events: www.alikelyyarn.com

Come See The Crafty Kitten

I will be at my first for-real craft festival this Saturday 9/27 8:00-3:00.  If you live in Virginia or will be traveling through stop by the ever so beautiful Burke’s Garden for the annual Burke’s Garden Festival.  I will be sharing booth space with my dear friend and wonderful basket maker at the Community Center.  I will have my handmade books and Knit/Crochet items and will be demonstrating some too.

A sigh of relief

Last week the hubby and I spent 2 nights getting some much needed rest & relaxation at a cabin high upon a mountain in Banner Elk, NC.

Banner Elk, NC 8-20-08

How can you not be relaxed while you’re in a hot tub with a view like that.

Sunday, I began teaching. I feel pretty good about the class. I had three students for my beginning crochet class. We covered how to chain, single crochet, and half double. Next class we’ll cover double and triple crochet.

BTW, Subu is hosting a giveaway for an super awesome bag from Apostrophy. I LOVE this bag! Go check it out!