Friday, July 13, 2007

More Pictures

Here is Ginger Hahn enjoying sheepy times:

Where is the food?

Patrick's favorite thistle:

It's taller than Susan!

The Clock is Ticking

We are getting so excited about the Midwest Felting Symposium! Things are moving very fast here and if you were hoping to take a class, PLEASE call today! For more information, call 920-623-4237 or e-mail

This is going to be a lively collection of classes and vendors in all types of felting and fulling. You will be intrigued and inspired by what you see and learn from our national and international renowned teachers. I am thrilled by the line up and look forward to meeting all the interesting artists. I hope you will be there too. Please don't miss out on the nearly week-long festivities!

Also don't forget, The Alliant Center is air conditioned and the parking is FREE!

Here are some pictures of our new construction and goings on at the shop:

This is Susan's office/shipping area.

Here is Susan's patio with new furniture:

Notice how the sheep can come right up to the patio to visit with us!
This is where the beads used to be along the wall:
I'll post more pictures later-Patrick took my camera to Susan's for the day so we have some fun pictures. Also got some pictures from Bee!
Please remember to get your registration in for the Felting Symposium!
Lynda for Susan!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Midwest Felting Event

Wow The Felting Symposium is only 20 days away. We had an article in Wisconsin Farmer talking about the event. Did anyone see this? I have not seen it yet.
I also had
Ruth Sybers here this weekend and she gave me a copy of what is on her website. Check this out textilesJun07.htm or click on Ruth's name above.

You will see nice photos of felted items by instructors and students. This is only a small part of what you can see in the gallery at the symposium July 25-29, gallery open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. If you are a participant you will get a sneak preview of the shopping and the gallery on Thursday, the opening night.
There are still classes open so you too can come and join us.
If nothing else stop by for shopping and gallery (with free parking all days) on Friday-Saturday-Sunday.
Don't forget to
come and enjoy the air-conditioning at the Alliant energy exhibition hall on the second level. Holly is here at the shop working on all the symposium items today getting the name tags and other items ready.
I just got in the new book Felt and Stitch by Sheila Smith. It is a great book.

So have a cool day, make sure you weather the storm that they say is coming. Stop by the shop and see the progression of our expansion. Patrick is here painting today, freshening the look of the nostalgia (original) part of the shop.
The sheep are in the near pasture so you can now go sit out on the deck and they will come up so you can touch the soft great wool of the Romney and Teeswater sheep.

Have a great time today. Hope to see you!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Rain and Sale

Yippee it rained this morning! The grass needed it and the sheep in a few days will have green spears of grass to nibble on. Lately all we have had is hay to feed the sheep. The pastures were burning up with the heat and no rain.

Here is the new patio my carpenter Mike put up this weekend.

I love it! You will too as we have lawn furniture out there to sit and enjoy the view. The new cement was a God send with the rain. No mud outside the back door. I just went beyond the cement and stepped into a sea of mud. Yes it rained a lot. Thank goodness! Not Complaining!!
I am reorganizing the old part of the shop.
It is so neat to have 3636 sq feet to work in.
(Oh, just wait I have to take care of a customer.) My customers are enjoying the trip to the shop and taking advantage of the 7-July 7 seven items of yarn or books and get 27% off sale.

My dog Doby is kicking back enjoying the cool down we are experiencing after the rain. But, it will be heating up again soon. I feel the humidity and heat. Do you know yesterday at Susan's it was 107 degrees! We were hot with sales and hot outside.

We have gotten in several new books. One of the new ones is

Travel Guide 2006-2007. This book tells you were to find all the great shops in Wisconsin and the USA (yes I am listed in this travel guide)! Stop by and I can show you my page.

We also have the new Interweave magazine FELT. Beautiful photos and ideas! Take a looks like it will be huge!

Well back to putting the shop together and waiting on more customers.

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Susan's big 7-7-07 sale has been so successful that she decided to extend it for, are you ready, 7 more days! Stop out and take stock of Susan's extensive yarn inventory and buy more yarn and books.

All yarn and books on sale for seven items for 27% off!

Eyelash yarns "seven for 37%" off!!

Wait until you see what Susan has done with her gorgeous shop! Enjoy the cosy gathering area and sit and knit or spin and enjoy the view! You will be amazed and the deals are great!
Call if you need more information!
Susan's Fiber Shop
N250 Hwy A
Columbus, WI 53925

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Susan's Big Sale

Susan's Fiber Shop

Big 7/7/07


To celebrate the

7th day of the 7th month in the year 07,

Susan will have

all yarn and books on sale for seven items for 27% off!

Eyelash yarns "seven for 37%" off!!

Stop in to the shop and see all the changes she is working on and get HUGE Savings!

Help Susan celebrate this once in a lifetime day and


We will look for you there on Saturday July 7th, 2007


Come and see all the new changes we have made in the shop and take advantage of the SAVINGS!!

Call if you need more information!


Susan's Fiber Shop

N250 Hwy A

Columbus, WI 53925

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Evening Falls

Life on the hill is interesting (the area where the new barn was built). Tonight I spent about 2 hours taking care of the sheep.
I let Scrapper out to run with babies. These two lambs seem to be a couple of rejects, it is a shame. Why this happen is hard to say. Babies mom is about 20 years old she is one of my original Romney sheep. She had twins and I had to supplement feed babies.
While I was gone to a show last weekend Scrapper got abandoned. Scrapper just did not fit in with mom, who she was a first time mom and did not like what she had - Scrapper.
Tonight I had to take him out and let him run with the other lambs. They had fun. There she did not get hit and kicked by mom.
I separate scrapper from mom each night to see to it she does not get hurt. You should come to see scrapper. I never saw such a cute, adorable little Teeswater born. She has a gray under color with black tips on her wool.
I hope to get pictures up soon showing the two rejected lambs.

Yes today I had some interesting calls.
They wanted to know about picking fiber with Paula's Picker. I told them yes they can spin from the picked fiber. Often people will go from picking to carding, but with Paula's picker you can just start spinning from the picked fiber.

The Vinery in Madison call me to see if I thought getting Michael Barley, the beadmaker to come and teach. Michael is from Washington State. The Vinery wondered what I thought of his teaching.
I think he is great.
Take a look at his website and see what you think, it is a very inspiring website.

I am so excited. I am going to be getting the cement poured soon in the garage and studio.

Well I will sign off tonight and get to making dinner. It is so late. I will never loose weight eating this late.

Day after the rain

I have to tell you about the new lamb that is a 67.5 % teeswater, black ewe.
She is so cute. But her mom does not want to own her. I had to get up early this morning to hold the mom so the baby can eat. (5:30am)
I am calling her scrapper. She is the best little scrapper I have ever seen. The mom hits her and beats her up and she still goes for the milk.
I separate the mom and baby at night so she will not get killed by her mom.

Today seems so unusual it has the sun out sometime and then it is not.
Seems a little chill in the air.

I can hear the little babies out in the barn hussling and hurrying around to find mom and eat.
I will soon have to feed scrapper to make sure she lives. I also have a little black twin I call babies. I feed her three times a day. It is so cute I just place the bottle on the fence holler for babies and she comes and eats her fill of milk.

I think I know have this blogging deal down. You will see me post thru out the day and week.
I have to let you know the midwest Alpaca show is going on this weekend.
Yes the shop is open and I will be at the show. So hope to see you stop by the shop or the show.
I will send you a picture of the new lambs tonight.
I hope I remember how Lynda showed me how to post a picture.

Hey tomorrow I am moving the shop some more want to help stop by 9:00 am. Betty Singer is coming.

Signing off now Susan 10:27 am.Wed.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Holly and her wire jewelry

Holly modeling her knitted wire jewelry at the Madison Knitters' Guild!
Really pretty stuff, Holly!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Moving Books!

We are all set up to start moving things into the new addition today! Saturday Tim (DH) sprayed the final coat on the stain of the heated flooring and it is ready to be walked on.

I have lasagna in the oven and bread and tea and coffee ready for all helpers!

Come on over and move a few boxes and eat and talk.

We will have a great time and a "burden shared" and all that!

A burden shared is only half a trouble

I knew you cared, I knew you'd understand

A burden shared is only half a trouble

Joy that's shared is joy made double

Michelle Shocked

Have you seen this book? It is one of the new books in the shop and came out in January. Publisher's Weekly said:
Between running her Manhattan yarn shop, Walker & Daughter, and raising her 12-year-old biracial daughter, Dakota, Georgia Walker has plenty on her plate in Jacobs's debut novel. But when Dakota's father reappears and a former friend contacts Georgia, Georgia's orderly existence begins to unravel. Her support system is her staff and the knitting club that meets at her store every Friday night, though each person has dramas of her own brewing. Jacobs surveys the knitters' histories... largely occupied by munching on baked goods, sipping coffee and watching the knitters size each other up. Club members' troubles don't intersect so much as build on common themes of domestic woes and betrayal. It takes a while, but when Jacobs, who worked at Redbook and Working Woman, hits her storytelling stride, poignant twists propel the plot and help the pacing find a pleasant rhythm. (Jan.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

Sound Good? Stop by and pick up a copy!

Here is a darling picture of my grandson Joey when he was just crawling and he got into some lovely white wool. Sure is a chip off the old block, isn't he??

Not that we are prejudiced or anything!

Well, see you real soon! Stop by; we would love to have you company and help!


Saturday, April 7, 2007

Easter Weekend Sale at Susan's

We have been really busy here at Susan's! We are in the process of getting ready to move into the new addition. And is it ever cool! Wait til you see the new space-I will post pictures really soon. We have had many lambs born and Patrick L. has been the shepherd some of the time with pretty good results. Many healthy lambs born...even if it doesn't FEEL like spring today!

The new addition will add 1600 plus square feet! We can't wait to get things moved into the new area BUT...we don't want to move all our yarn and equipment! Yarn, books and fiber are marked 25% until Monday April 9 (Closed for Easter.) Please come out and help us not have to move so much!

We are planning a cosy seating area and will be moving all the wheels into the new area. The area where are looms are now will be spread out so that you can try the looms easily. Holly is planning on helping with the big move. Are YOU free to help??? Come on over and give us a hand. If you spend the day we will feed you and have LOTS of coffee!

We are also busy planning the Midwest Felting Symposium for the end of July. Check the website for the teachers and classes post now. One of the teachers we are really excited about is Judit Pocs from Hungary who will be teaching a couple of full two day courses on hats and jewelry.
Here is a neck decoration by Judit's.

Pócs Judit: Csigás nyakék [2003] merinógyapjú, fém, ezüstszál, 9x9 cm

Stop by and see us for all your fiber needs!
We will talk again soon and I will try get lamb pictures for you!