The Journey Begins Always With Joy!

IMG_2789Thanks for joining me on the incredible journey of joy found in fiber!  I figure the best way to start off is to share a bit about me. So here we go… It’s Jess! Besides finding joy in fiber always through knitting, weaving, crocheting & sometimes just creating whatever I can out of fiber… I love vintage knits, pretty lace, fun cat eyes glasses & big eyed paintings!! I love traveling, meeting new people, finding joy in even the smallest most unexpected moments. I have a small fuzzy animal @fuzzylittlejoys farm full of dwarf bunnies & singing guineapigs & a 1969 vintage #yellowstonecamper that I restored last summer but can not wait to take it out on a bigger adventure this year! I love acting & I am blessed to be a professional actor in the Omaha area.  I have found pure joy especial in children’s theater where they are so honest , real & raw! I sing all the time & love knit blankets! I have a service pup @effiemaehope_thecavapoo who is amazing! I always wanted to be a photo journalist & take picture for National Geographic but instead just capture life as it happens with the people & city around me. I am from a small town in Maine & grew up on a lake which is one of my favorite places on earth! One day I want to live in Scotland for at least 6 months & my retirement plan is to have 3 alpacas, a black sheep & more angora bunnies! This year I am committed to knit only dk weight or larger which is harder than I thought because there are so many incredibly beautiful fingering/sock weight yarns! (I just broke my own promise in the month of May however it was worth it, more on that later)  I am growing & learning & forever an 8 year old at heart! Back on January 1st of this year 2018, I spent a lot of time reflecting, dreaming, & planning! January actually marked the start of my 5th year living in the state of Nebraska! I remember back to when I was a freshman in college during a cross country move from Maine to California that I swore to myself that I would never ever live in this state! I mean I never ever, ever never, never ever would! How funny life can be…am I right?!? Well to kick off my 5th year in the Cornhusker State, that has now become home, I’m  decided to spend the next 12 months celebrating & sharing the incredible fiber artists found here!! Each month my hope has been to introduce you to a very special #nebraskafiberartist, knit, weave, or create a special project out of their amazing yarn, get to know them better through a series of questions & hopefully learn more about the whys behind how they started, their creative process, how they find joy in fiber & more as well as getting to learn so much more about Nebraska. I hope that you will join me on this journey! Well I hope that you feel like you know me a bit better now! Thanks for following along & finding joy in the journey with me! Especially through fiber! Smiles!

 Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak WaltonIMG_4825

 

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