Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gratitude - Day 430

With New Years Day right around the corner, I feel 

compelled  to say what is in my heart!  

Gratitude..and this picture shows

it all! So many wonderful things have happened in the last 

year, some private, some public. We all have our own trials 

and tribulations, but its during these moments of reflection 

that we should stop and take the time to acknowledge the 

people in our lives. Family, friends, and acquaintances, each 

one is an integral part of our world! 

Thank you everyone, for allowing me and my family to be a 

part of your daily life! 

We are extremely grateful , we are blessed! 

Monday, December 19, 2011


It's Winter Time and we are getting busier and so is everyone else, so we have decided to be open on Mondays 9am - 6 pm to better serve our customers. Coming soon : New Class Schedules and "Monday Noon-er Sit and Knit and Spin day~!!" 12-2 pm Bring your favorite Fiber Friends and Join us for Fiber Fun and comrade-re!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

My New App for your phone..

365 Days on a Farm - Yarn Shoppe and Boutique has now gone mobile! Go to http://www.noticeorange.com/r/365DaysonaFarmYarnShoppeandBoutique to get an app for your phone.

It's free and it has alerts so that you'll know whenever 365 Days on a Farm - Yarn Shoppe and Boutique has anything new.  What could be better?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


This Friday - don't forget bring your enthusiasm and fiber favorite project. And a few finished items to show off , because we all love to see each other's FO. Let's start our Holiday Celebrating off right....and join your fellow funky fiber folks...in our favorite pastime. FOOD...ummm..I mean FIBER ARTS! Bring a beverage of choice, we'll have coffee!
We'll Miss Brenda this time around! Maybe next time my friend!!!
Only 2 hours away???

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shop Small Business Saturday

Come on over to Eldridge, Iowa to shop our Small business! We have great gifts ; Alpaca socks and hats and gloves! 100% USA yarns .....exotic fibers for spinning and fibers from local fibers for felting & spinning. We are giving free spinning lessons today! Don't miss this !!! Open 9am - 6pm today! We are dyeing mohair locks today! A Unique Yarn/Knitting/Crocheting/Spinning Shoppe. Today in honor of small business day..we have all out books at 40% off....select fibers 25% off! Sheepy gift items 40% off.........A GREAT SALE!

STORE HOURS : Tuesday thru Saturday 9am - 6pm
Fiber Arts Meetings Tues 3-5 pm & Thur 4-7 pm

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mississippi River Valley Art Drive

Saturday and Sunday will will be open 9-6 pm....
to take part in the MSRVAD.We will be demonstrating Fiber arts, processing and dyeing. Scott will be spinning! Join the fun!!!Stop in and say hello. Maps available online and at our shop!
Potter, painters, sculptors.....every type of artist...it's on the map!

FIBER FRIDAY or Winter is NOT here yet!!!

Meeting today 4-7 pm.....time to get your knitting projects

 organized.....shake off the rainy blues and get your knit on!

Lizzy and I will be at 365 Days on a Farm Yarn Shop waiting

 for you! 

Don't forget tomorrows pot luck ..just in time for the fall 

season! Friday 6 pm till whenever! Lots of goodies will be 

there....Bring a beverage of your choice! Scott was thinking 

Mojitos! He just might have something there! 

I was thinking of calling it "WINTER IS NOT HERE YET"

denial party! what do you think???? Is there an umbrella in

my drink? RSVP 563-285-9985

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 361 - Wounded warrior Muster Week

Wounded Warrior Project - Muster Week
Monday, Oct. 17th, 2011

What an incredible honor it is to be part of Muster Week. And to believe it all started with a customer and her afghan.......
A customer brought in a Flag afghan and entrusted me to find the Wounded Warrior Project and place it in the right hands.
Not more than 10 minutes after she left, a young lady walked into the shop and noticed the beautiful blanket. I told her my mission and she got right on the phone and left messages with the right people. By the end of the day I spoke with several people involved with this program. We had arranged for Lindsey (our contact) to meet us at the shop and discuss the details. She arrived come Monday and we suggested that we could teach at the MUSTER event. By the end of the week the wheels were in motion.
MUSTER is a week long event for the USA Community Based Warrior Transition Unit. The programs focus is to allow soldiers to heal at home with the support of their families and communities, with admin support and medical case management.
Our part in this program is to teach our soldiers a new hobby to help the long hours pass while healing. Scott, Lizzy, John, Cilla and myself,taught knitting, and spinning with a drop spindle and crochet and needle felting. We thought five people would cover the event. We were wrong! There were so many people wanting to participate that we gave away 50 gift bags and were scrambling to try to get to everyone. 

I asked people from all over the United States to help us with donations. our goal was to have a gift bag for each soldier. (that way they had gift bags to take home) We received U.S.A. yarns, hand-spun yarns, knitting needles,crochet hooks from every corner of the U.S.A. Yarn companies, Needle Companies,even handmade crochet hooks and knitting needles came from our generous citzens. Each bag had two sets of needles, hand spun yarns, a personalized card. Cillas husband made drop spindles which we donated with Fiber Kits.  We donated needle felting kits. And there was something there for everyone! None of this could have taken place without the generous donations of our Fiber Friends. Thank You Everyone!!!!

Cilla taught needle felting and Crochet....she had a full crowd surrounding her all evening!!

Scott taught Spinning and Knitting!!! 

I taught Spinning , Knitting and Crochet!! What fast learners!

This soldier learned Knitting and Spinning in the same evening! Scott is a wonderful teacher!

This soldier learned to Knit, Crochet and drop spindle.!!!!

Cilla never hesitated when I asked her help us at Muster Week!

When we first arrived at this event , I had reservations as to how many participants we would have ......that lasted only 5 minutes..the next thing I knew I wish we all had clones to reach everyone.There were soldiers everywhere trying to participate!  Soldiers and the Wounded Warrior Program staff members were asking us to return in the Spring Muster in April. Every one of us jumped at the opportunity to be part of this wonderful organization. Our response?.....YES, Yes...yes   We were honored!  We will be there!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

365 Days On A Farm - Yarn Shoppe & Boutique: Day 348 - Schedule

365 Days On A Farm - Yarn Shoppe & Boutique: Day 348 - Schedule: Wednesday - Oct. 5th 2011 Fiber Group Meeting!!! Knit/Crochet/Spin.....open to all Fiber Arts!!Join us! meet fellow Fiber Folks!!! Thur...

Day 348 - Schedule

Wednesday - Oct. 5th 2011   Fiber Group Meeting!!! Knit/Crochet/Spin.....open to all Fiber Arts!!Join us! meet fellow Fiber Folks!!!

Thursday - October 6th Open 9am - 3 pm. NO MEETING TONIGHT! Reba concert!! ;) (closing shop early at 3pm)

Friday - October 7th Potluck Spin In - Bring your spinning wheel and join us for food fun and fiber!!
  Please call to RSVP......563-285-9983

Needle Felting by Cilla   -     Oct 15th Saturday  10am-12pm

Beaded Necklace (Knitted) by Nancy Oct. 18th Tuesday  6:30-8:30 pm - 
RSVP & Prepay for all classes..563-285-9985

Friday, September 30, 2011

We need your assistance!

PLEASE READ ..Wounded Warrior Project - Scott and I have recently volunteered to participate in MUSTER WEEK. It is a week long event for our Wounded Warriors in the Warrior transition unit. The event will take place in Davenport, IOWA. Our part takes place October 17th, Monday evening. This is a transitional training period for our Wounded Warriors and their families. http://www.facebook.com/wwpinc.fans

Some Wounded Warriors have  idle time during recovery. This event covers all their aspects of recovery from medical,emotional, and various tools to help the family cope with the injuries of their family member.
 You can get further info on the program in the attached link.
Scott and I will be offering to teach Wounded Warriors and their family members a hobby to fill some of their time recovering. We will be teaching Knitting and Spinning and needle felting. THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP. OUR YARN SHOP WILL BE DONATING FIBER AND NEEDLE FELTING TOOLS FOR THIS EVENT. BUT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF SOME OF OUR FACEBOOK AND BLOGGING FRIENDS COULD DONATE A SMALL SKEIN OF HANDSPUN YARN (GROWN AND MADE IN THE USA) or KNITTING NEEDLES (THAT NEED REHOMED) i THOUGHT IT WOULD BE TOUCHING FOR EACH SOLDIER TO RECEIVE A GIFT BAG WITH USA YARN MADE WITH LOVE. This event is coming up quick so time is of the essence. Please include any other items that you might want to send (handmade thank you cards..handmade hats etc....etc) THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR MONEY!! Just some good OLD USA SUPPORT FOR OUR MEN AND WOMAN THAT HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO ENJOY OUR FAMILIES AND FREEDOMS!! We will post pictures and details of the event at 365daysonafarm.blogspot.com.
Any items that you want to contribute can be sent to:
Wounded Warrior Project
c/o 365 Days on a Farm Yarn Shop
116 W Davenport St.
Tammy & Scott
Eldridge, IOWA
563-285-9985 <-----corrected phone number
PLEASE REPOST and Thank you for taking the time to read this posting!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunday Sept 11, 2011

365 Days on a Farm Yarn Shoppe will be open Sunday from 9 am-6 pm. Stop in and say hello!!! Scott will be spinning and I will be sorting Alpaca Fiber .(There's not enough time during the week) Bring a project to work on or just drop in and see our new arrivals. Wooley Acres (IOWA FARM) has brought us some Handspun yarns and yummy fiber ready to spin. Caden Moon's (IOWA FARM) Fiber is soft and lofty, and many colors to choose from. Little Creek Alpaca (Illinois FARM) brought us 100% Alpaca Roving. And there's homemade baskets by Sue Stanton.  And a lot of exotic fibers.....Hemp...Bamboo...Merino /silk blends..... Corriedale....Ingeo (corn silk) and  Mohair Blends....and don't forget our 100% American Yarns.......and 100% recycled cotton is just waiting to jump on your needles and works up like a dream. See you there!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friday September 16th - Get Ripped!!!

Sept 16th Friday 5pm till whenever. Get Ripped Event! bring your project that needs froggin 

(ripped out) pot luck sign up ....and BYOB. RSVP so we have a head count. Spouses welcome!!! 

Fun night. I know i have more than one project that it's time to get off those well needed 

needles! Let's wind up that yarn and re-purpose it! 365 Days on a Farm Yarn Shop

Lots going on ........

Sept 16th Friday 5pm tll whenever Get Ripped Event!
Sept 14th  Needle Felting 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sept 16th  get Ripped Froggin Event 5pm till ?
Sept 17th  Knitting a beaded necklace 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Sept 20th  Needle Felting  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sept 27th  Tatting  (sign up early for this class spots filling fast)

Plus our weekly   Wed  3-5 pm groups afternoons!
                              Thur 4-7 pm group early evening...open to all fiber arts!

October 7th  - 1st Montly Spin In potluck!!!! Friday 6pm till 9pm......Join us with your Spinning wheel or drop Spindle and meet other spinners in the area!!!! RSVP for Potluck sign up and reserving a spot for your spinning wheel......We will meet in the Fiber Room. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

365 Days On A Farm - Yarn Shoppe & Boutique: Labor Day SALE - Starting Now thru Sept 3, 2011...

365 Days On A Farm - Yarn Shoppe & Boutique:

Labor Day SALE - Starting Now thru Sept 3, 2011...
: Labor Day SALE - Starting Now thru Sept 3, 2011 10% off All books and Felting Kits . Fiber Blending Class Friday August 26th wi...

Labor Day SALE - Starting Now thru Sept 3, 2011    
10% off All books and Felting Kits .

Fiber Blending Class Friday August 26th with Bob Lanaghan 6-8 pm. Two spots left.

..Class Schedule Coming Soon
Needle Felting With Cilla
Knitted Beaded Necklace with Nancy
Beginning Tatting With Cilla
Soap Felting
and much more!!

  • NOTE: We will be closed this Saturday August 27th. You will find us at Princeton Days in the Art building doing spinning demonstrations.....stop by and say hello.If you are coming in from out of town and would like to stop by the shop on a Sunday or Monday we will open by appointment with notice! Enjoy your holiday weekend and be safe!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Blending Fiber With Bob Lanaghan

Class Fee $50.00
Instructor: Robert Lanaghan
RSVP only a few spots left...prepay
 If you are a handspinner, or felter and would like to know how to prepare fleece for spinning, this is a class to help you become familiar with making rolags and learn the difference between worsted and woolen spinning. Participants will work with washed wool, card it for spinning. Participants will also have an opportunity to blend fibers and experiment with mixing colors. Materials fee: $10.00. Please bring cash for the materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

Join us..........

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 282 Cowboys, Boothill and Family Day

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 It was family Sunday and we headed out to Scott County Park for Pioneer Days ..and these are my Rough and tough characters! Jon, Scott and Jesse.  Okay maybe not as rough as ......

.....this man.......one of the cowboy gunfighters......but my guys still are awesome!!!

Reminds me of Rawhide in Arizona. I miss my cowboy roots.

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 And this Old Mercantile Store....there's so much to look at!

Shopping Ladies Dept. ;)

Mail and  Telegraph office!
Enuff Said!
Dr.'s Office, Dentist and Pharmacy
 Good Ol Barber Shop!

I met a Great Potter Sandra!

 Let the gunfight begin!!!!


There were quilters, spinners and other artisans doing demonstrations. A lovely day in all. 

Terrific condition for this old worn spinning wheel.
Tiny house full of charm and a POT for  cold nights. They didn't leave out any details in this old house!
Native American Demonstrator and storyteller.

Jesse did the drumming for a song or two.

Blacksmith working on a project.


There is so much to see and do in Iowa during the summer it is difficult trying to narrow down what activities we will do. We certainly enjoy our time together,regardless of the destination.
Happy Summer Everyone.