Denise's NeedleWorks
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

I am wife to Jeff, homeschool mom to 8, a knit and crochet teacher and totally addicted to knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. After knitting, crocheting and sewing my own clothing from the age of 10 on, I studied textiles & clothing in college. That lead me to 25 years of custom dressmaking and alterations work, while sewing, knitting and crocheting for my growing children. I have worked in the yarn industry for the past 3 years and have been designing my own knitting patterns. Visit my web site at Find me as DeniseInIowa on

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Things have been hectic!

Wow, time has been flying by! The weather here hasn't improved though. I was really hoping for a few warm days so we could thaw out a bit. The temperature seems to hover around zero far too much right now. It is sort of scary when you go out knowing that it is only 20 degrees and it feels WARM!

My kids have been keeping me busy with activities like basketball, music lessons and concerts. I am also teaching 2 homeschool classes how to knit. That has been fun!

But lots of my time is going into working with Arnhild. We are preparing for the retreat that is only about a week away now. We have everything arranged with the conference center and we are gathering up the supplies and samples we will need. There are so many details! I will be running the store at the retreat so I have my own list of details too.

In the midst of planning the retreat we are also trying to implement new inventory and accounting software. I am re-learning a lot of things that I thought were long gone from my days in college. Some of the accounting information is coming back to me from classes my freshman year but it has been slow. I wish I could still learn as easily as my kids do!

I hope you all have a great week!

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Blogger Christine said...

Looking forward to hearing and seeing lots of fun things about the retreat. ;o)

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

I bet the boys love learning to knit. Once they have "permission" or an excuse...they jump right in there. I just taught my art class to weave and the boys were some of the best at it.

7:55 PM  

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