hello group, has everyone been busy this spring? The weather at
Rocking Horse Farm has been unseasonably warm for much of this spring.
It's been a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning and start out
with some fresh new projects and ideas.
I haven't sent out hints or announcements from this list for a few
weeks, so we have some catching up to do with our "blog." Later today
I will be sending several messages pertaining to specific crafts so
you can pick and choose what you wish to read. You may wish to read
only the items pertaining to machine embroidery, or knitting for
example. I thought it might be easier than one huge long-winded
A quick summary of announcements:
-A reminder to Rocking Horse News subscribers to check their copy of
the Spring 2006 issue, to make sure the pattern on page 4 is readable
... if not, please send a SASE and I will send a new copy.
-Sewing and Embroidery Camp is in July, space is limited. Sign up
-Knitting Camp is also in July this year, instead of June. This year
there are several new concepts for machine knitting camp.
-Our cooperating hotel for any Rocking Horse Farm events is still the
same rate as last year, if you ask for the Rocking Horse Farm rate.
This *may* even work if you are traveling a long distance only to shop
at our store, depending on hotel occupancy. Our "official" hotel is
the Fairfield Inn by Mariott, 320-654-1881. Yes, during the summer we
have many instances where people travel here specifically for shopping
at our store. It is quite flattering to think that people include us
in their travel plans but especially to know we are a destination!
-pictures of a Stained Glass sewing project with machine embroidered
motif will be uploaded shortly
-more pictures from our new knitting instruction book "YOUR MID-GAUGE
FAVORITES: Hand-knit look on 6.5mm and 7mm knitting machines" will be
-we now have a wool carder for sale at our store, come to "Fiber
Friends" on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for a demonstration, or stop
in any time
More news to come later today. Happy knitting and sewing!