Susan Gibbs of Juniper Moon Farm

Have you ever fallen in love with a place that you've never been? I fell in love with Juniper Moon Farm when we were in the throws of creating gather here. I had heard about a farmer in need of help through a CSA newsletter. Which led me to a blog post about raising funds for that very same farmer. At the time I was short on funds. But I had this shop that was opening in the very near future. And the blog was asking for donations to raffle to the generous people giving funds to help rebuild the farmer's barn. So I offered a $100 gift card for product or classes, pretty much anything we had to offer.



The blog was Juniper Moon Farm's (JMF). The blogger was Susan Gibbs aka Shepherd Susie (twitter). The lovely person who accepted my small gift was Jenny. Jenny wrote the nicest paragraph about us and she'd never met us, I don't even recall if our website was live yet or merely a splash page. Honest to goodness, I cried when she posted our "prize". And then Amanda, another friend of JMF's, ended up winning the gift card and she has become one of the shop's greatest supporters and friend. (To learn more about Susan and Jenny click here!) <PREVIEWEND>



It would be a lie to say that I didn't become a little bit of a JMF groupie. I read back to Susan's earliest blog posts. She had left her successful career to start a fiber farm. And perhaps I found this comforting because I had left my successful (yet all encompassing) career in film to open the stitch lounge. Susan's spunk and honesty on her blog, in various interviews and on twitter is like having a dear friend telling you that you really can "climb every mountain".



When our Knitting Fever Inc. sales rep came to us with Susan's latest venture, Juniper Moon Farm for KFI, I took the risk and agreed to carry the entire collection. We're a young business and committing to an entire collection is expensive but I believe in Susan Gibbs. And even though we've never met, just by being there doing what she does, I guess I think she believes in gather here, too. Plus the colors were so gorgeous I couldn't help myself.



What's all this wordy stuff about? Well, just the most exciting thing I've had to blog about in awhile. Susan will be here on Thursday as part of her yarn tour!!!! She's bringing the JMF trunk show so you can see the awesome patterns knit up in this scrumptious yarn in person. And try stuff on. And enjoy your pint with someone I know you're going to love. Plus you'll get to witness us meeting. For the first time, in person. You know the blue shirt dress on the dress-form? Well, I made it for Susan. Because she tweeted wanting a Lisette Traveler Dress. And I saw the tweet. So I'm giving it to her on Thursday. (Fingers crossed it fits!)



So join us on Thursday night for Pints n Purls (6-9 p.m.) and meet the incredible Susan Gibbs. If you haven't fondled the JMF yarns in the shop, you really should. Findley (a lace-weight) is to die for. I mean it. And I have all kinds of plans for Chadwick. Can't wait to see you! (What are you going to wear????)

After thought: Gosh, I hope she likes me. I've signed up to take Lizzy's classes at the farm next March! (Will find fancy beer to offer special guest...)

P.S. All photos lifted right from the Juniper Moon Farm website. Doesn't it look beautiful????

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