Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cyber Weekend Specials

Fiber on a Whim's Cyber Weekend Specials are now in place.  Simply visit

Fiber on a Whim

and click on the Cyber Weekend Specials category.  There you will find items on special from 25-75% off.  These are only running from today through 11:59PM EST while supplies last.  Here are some of the things included:

Indygo Junction Patterns Kits with Osnaburg or Linen
(one yard of fabric is given free)
Simply select the pattern, type of fabric, and size desired.  Then view all of the fabric colors and let us know which color you want to receive!

Variety of Kits
(Quilt, Burlap, Osnaburg, and more)

Inktense Pencils & Blocks

Inkjet Fabrics

Patterns- 75% off

Burlap Table Runners
(Regular Burlap and Sparkle Burlap)

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions 404-705-9164!

Jan and Kristin

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Less Than a Week, Working.....

Yesterday I shared a photo of where I aspired to walk to, our master bedroom is over our 2 car garage so it is fairly large, seeing that chair "over yonder" with all my goodies piled around it seemed faraway and very cruel, beckoning me .......not fair.....actually had to kick one of the pups out....
It really looked inviting, my position sitting in the bed was getting very tiresome, so I moved myself and what I needed to work on over...
Actually did a little twisting and tagging of perle cotton.....and I do mean a "little", so not even a week after surgery I was back to work......well.....maybe I'm stretching that a little bit....
 Hopefully by tomorrow I will have a tad more motivation and open this "ultimate pressing surface for quilters", the Black Beauty from Steady Betty.  The moment I saw it and put it on my lap in Houston I figured that while laid up the special material that covers the board would allow me to work in bed, keeping things from slipping to the floor and out of reach.  It also seems like the perfect color for me to photograph what I'm working on so I could share with ya'll.....I am so excited to try out this product.....
Wore myself I returned to my favorite bed. Think you will see this shot a lot for a few weeks folks.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I'm Hanging in There....

I'm not a patient person, I like to be able to do for myself and I need to be able to move.  I know I need to give myself time.....that's easier said than done. 

As many of you are aware, I needed to have a little surgery.  This summer while I was doctoring for my back and hips they found that I was growing a little something extra in my right knee....a 3 inch diameter tumor which was called "Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis", fairly rare with only about 600 treated in the US a year. They also thought they could help me with the arthritis in that knee as it was all right behind the kneecap.  On Friday, November 6th they removed the mass and gave me a new kneecap.  Everything went well and from the broad smile on my surgeons face he was very pleased with his work, from my perspective it hurts a little bit and I get to reserve judgment as for how long it takes to bounce back.  I was discharged on Saturday, November 7th and after an ambulance ride back to the hospital because my drainage hole decided to gush, I am doing well.

For awhile I will be restricted to the second floor and our wonderful master bedroom.  This has been my view for several days now, thank goodness that Kristin picked up a pair of Wendy Richardson's ( hand-dyed bamboo socks for me to wear.  Just seeing them makes me smile and look how color coordinated I am.
Here is a glimpse at what I have surrounded myself with, hoping that I will have the desire to pick something up and do, versus just looking at the back of my eyelids.  I understand that's important too, but.....

Here's my cuddle pup, the other dog comes and goes as she guards me....
 This hopefully will be gone after my therapy on Friday, she would have taken it away on Tuesday had I known exactly where my cane was.  Think she felt I was leaning too heavily on it.
This is where I aspire to walk to, freely sit for longer than 2 minutes so I can enjoy what is in the basket and bag.  As I pull things out I will show them off, talk about how I'm planning to use them, or show you what I am doing with each.  Some are new things I bought during "shopping therapy" in Houston this fall, others are things I haven't been able to get too.....I'm hoping....that motivation comes my way.

Thank you all for your well wishes.