Monday, May 23, 2011

Jelly Guessing Game

I'm betting you won't guess what kind of jelly I made here. It's a brand new thing for me -- not making jelly, but making this kind. Here's a hint - it can only be made in the spring.

When you're ready to know the answer, go to my new blogsite.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Weaving with Mohair

This past weekend I wove this purple & silver mohair scarf on my rigid heddle loom. I'm rather in love with it, even though it's May and the scarf probably can't be worn now till October.

You can learn more about this scarf, or why I wove a mohair scarf in May, at my new blogsite.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RIver Birch

This tree isn't sick. In fact it's quite healthy. My Heritage River Birch has exfoliating bark - it peels in layers. This spring it's showing an exceptional number of layers. Perhaps it's due to the long, cold winter we had??

This photo is part of my entry in to the V7N photographic blog challenge. Go to my new blogsite to see my other entries.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's Still Snowing

This March is not meeting the old saying -- it came in like a lion and is leaving like a lion.

Still, it's really quite beautiful.

Want to know what I see as the upsides? Visit my new blogsite.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Second Wind Survey

I like taking surveys. Online surveys and telephone surveys. Political surveys and consumer surveys. I have an opinion about lots of things, and am happy to give them to people.

I hope you feel the same way. And that you love a bargain.

I’ve created a really short survey to get to know my readers and customers a bit better. And I mean short - there are only 5 questions, and 1 of them is optional. It shouldn’t take more than 2-3 minutes to complete it. Created with SurveyMonkey, your response is completely anonymous and confidential.

To sweeten the deal, I’ve built in an incentive. Take the survey and get a coupon code for 10% off any in-stock merchandise you order from my website! When you finish the survey, you’ll get the code, and you can use it anytime till the end of August.

What are you waiting for? Go take the survey!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fishy Scarf

In my last post I showed a scarf that was a heart. This time it's a scarf that's a fish.

"Huh," you say? "Doesn't look like a fish to me," you say?

Go to my new blogsite to see why I think it's a fishy scarf.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Braided Beauties

When is a heart not a heart? When it's a scarf, of course!

I've created a new style of scarf just in time for Valentine's Day. They're fun, they're fashionable, they're fanciful, they're furry!

Scarf #1 - I Y You
Red, pink, & black with hints of brighter colors. Black & white 'eyelashes' just for fun.

Scarf #2 - Am I Blue
Multiple shades of blue, with green accents. A modest amount of purple 'eyelashes' to bring a smile.

Scarf #3 - I Got The Blues
Predominantly light blue with some highlights of several other colors. Lots of purple 'eyelashes' to tickle your fancy.

Scarf #4 - It's Easy Being Green
Greens and blues, accented with both white & black. A good amount of cream & purple 'eyelashes' lighten the mood.

Scarf #5 - Green Is Good
Several shades of both green & blue, with touches of white, black, yellow, and more. A multitude of yarn types. Don't want anything fuzzy? This one's for you!

Scarf #6 - Earth Girl
Brown & tan with plenty of cream & a bit of black -- earthy colors. This one has both some creamy 'eyelashes' and cute, fuzzy pom-poms.

Scarf #7 - Brown Beauty
Tan, burnt sienna, cream, & black, this is a bit darker than Earth Girl above. The fuzzy pom-poms and sienna 'eyelashes' add fun & interest.

I only made the seven scarves you see here; once they're gone, they're gone. Don't miss out - order now! How? Send me an email (peg at secondwindjewelry dot com) or give me a call (585-973-7110) to place your order. These soft braids are $17 each, plus $6.50 shipping. They range from 72" - 86" long - plenty of length to wrap, drape, or style.

Want to see my woven scarves? Visit my website - I have lots of colors, fibers, styles, & sizes in stock.