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Blog entry by Rogue posted 01-14-2011 09:02 PM 4145 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When you comment on something nice that a person you meet has, have you ever noticed the way they say, “I bought this here” or “I picked this up in this country?” Sometimes it seems like they are saying, “The Sheppard tended the sheep, the sheer harvested the wool, then the spinster spun the yarn, and the artisan knitted the sweater, but I, yes I, bought it.” As if the purchase made them part, and even the most important part of the making process. (read the whole artical at

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 11:07 PM

I just checked out your website. I love your starburst blanket chests!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 11:08 PM

My wife makes glass beads, I mean she takes glass rods puts them in the flame and makes beads. She also takes our fleece spins it into yarn and knits hats, scarves, mittens and socks.

I work in wood, usually on the lathe. I take a tree and a chain saw and get wood. I work in leather, yes I buy tanned leather, I have tanned my own and could again, but not in the quantities I use.

We both get very upset when someone sets up a booth next to us and tries to get the same prices for things assembled from crap bought at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. The very worst was some well meaning lady telling her about how Red Heart yarn would be much better than this hand dyed, hand spun from our sheep. I had a woman comment on a market bag that I was finishing, she asked me how long it took to make? I said I had about 2 weeks of labor in it, ....she offered me $50.00 for it.

I feel your pain.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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