Midwest Yarn Iowa City- Guest Blog

Joanne writes from Iowa today….

“Just like my friend Ruth, I search out yarn shops when I travel, hoping to find local yarn.

I’m visiting my daughter in Iowa this week and made a quick visit to the Home Ec. Workshop.

Located in a lovely old red Victorian-style home, the shop offers supplies and inspiration for quilting, crafting, sewing, and a full selection of mostly natural-fiber yarns for knitting and crochet.

It was fun to visit and chat with the owner Codi Josephson, who shared that the shop was recently featured in Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine (Spring/Summer 2022 issue). I came away with a few treasures …. a fabric project bag and some fabric to make a few more. And I found a locally dyed yarn called Ewe & Lea. I loved all the colors, so ended up with five skeins …. wonder what projects I’ll be knitting up!” —Joanne

P.S. You can shop online, if you aren’t headed to Iowa City anytime soon. I bought some sock yarn (on sale) for a friend. -Ruth

The fabric- teacups, teabags and colorful buttons
The yarn by Ewe & Lea
Jen Hewett Project Bag holding the Punkin Head hat Joanne is knitting for her grandson
(click for Tara Thomsen’s free pattern)
This emblem was on their website!

Inspiration: Weekly Photo Challenge

Inspiration.  Show what inspires you.

Vivaldi, Van Gogh, a bookcase full of poetry and another full of cookbooks.

There are those family and friends who love and encourage me.  The new baby.

But I needed a single photo tonight.  Now! A single image as a response to Krista’s WPC.

I rummaged through archives.  There were no trumpet concertos calling to me.

When I went to the fridge for some cold water there it was!  I found the new gold foil package of Irish butter, purchased earlier today and sitting on the shelf calling to me. I felt inspired.

I added the eggs in the Pyrex bowl and the little bottle of vanilla extract my friend J sent at Christmas.

The box of raspberries.

I’m out of lemons but wish I had one to add.   A slice of toast.

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iPhone 6 shot in my dark kitchen with the side light by the sink illuminating the Irish butter still life, not the overhead lamp- too much glare.