I Found my Fade Shawl

by DawnAurora on 6:03 AM

in Blog, Knitting Projects, Projects


I Found my Fade

What a great shawl to knit. “Find your Fade” made it through my knitting group and a couple of us collaborated on colors and schemes to make it happen.
It took me awhile to come up with my colors. My style if fairly simple with normally one or two colors chosen. Choosing 7 colors was stretching it. I easily chose colors for my friends, but myself was a different story. I wanted this shawl to look just right.

I finally dove in and bit my color bullet.

I started off with deep magenta, then Charleston, then romance.

It took me awhile to throw in seashore, babbling brook, relic and blushing.

Now that I have the rest of my colors, I cannot wait to get this project done.  It has been a lot of fun and I love the size of the shawl and how it will drape.

I can’t wait to  share pictures once it’s done.

If you are looking for some great color combos, click on my Etsy page.

Happy Knitting,


We are Packed and Ready to Go

by DawnAurora on 8:22 AM

in Blog

We are so excited to attend Raggs Fiber Affairs and market this weekend, April 29, at the Delmont Firehall in Delmont, PA.

This is our first time there and we are already met with warm greetings.  Toni Ritchey from Raggz fiber recommended us to a reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune.  An interview was made on the spot.  It was great!

This is what Deborah Weisburg wrote about us.

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I am drawn to bold, big color. Color makes me very happy. It moves me to action, relaxation, motivation, creativity and the list goes on. It has played a big role in my life since I was in elementary school. My grandma gave me a scrap book that I filled with posters, newpaper articles, cards and of course paint chips. The paint chips took up a majority of those pages. (FYI- I still collect paint chips today and browse through them frequently.)

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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”



This quote embodies all DIY-ers.  Beauty is seen in the things you touch and create.  We all have it within us to create something out of nothing whether it be with words, wires, food, fiber and wood.  Our creativity speaks for us using a silent language.

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New Lambing Season

by DawnAurora on 5:56 AM

in Blog, Our Coopworth Sheep


February is the month we start making preparations for the arrival of our precious lambs in March.  Exciting times are upon us.  It’s the sheep version of harvesting.  We love seeing all the color variations of the Coopworth sheep.  Who can resist white, black, dark and light greys, oatmeal and natural.

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The Eleanor Messy Bun Hat

by DawnAurora on 7:02 AM

in Blog, Knitting Projects



Full of texture and color, this messy bun hat is an eye catcher. It’s definitely a huge hit amongst my daughters and close friends.


My oldest daughter is heading for college this semester and she had to have one of these hats for school.  She is  braving the weather on the eastern side of Pennsylvania.

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It is a beautiful snowy morning here on the mountain.

The horses are chasing each other around  the mountainside. My youngest son is making snow angels in the yard, and my daughter is playing ball with our dog, Nellie, who is leaping through the snow trying to find it.
My life is at it’s most perfect state.

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Our Herd is Multiplying

March 8, 2016

Our Herd is Multiplying The days between January and March are our most joyful and sometimes heart wrenching months. Our ewes are due with their precious lambs. The last weeks are the most critical and demanding on our Coopworth ewes.

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Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves Our Ewes and Wool

January 28, 2015

Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves our Ewes and Wool Welcome to our sheep barn.  We raise Coopworth sheep for both meat and wool. We learn something new each year. This year we have decided to shear them early.  It took some research and asking around before I chose to shear in the middle of […]

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Make Your Own Homemade Apple Pie Filling

November 7, 2014

Make Your Own Homemade Apple Pie Filling   I absolutely love this recipe I am about to share with you.  Besides making a mouthwatering apple pie filling, we are creating many family memories. It’s such a delight to work with my family through the whole process. I suggest to gather 2+ people in your family […]

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