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????

gather here's blog chronicling the opening of our stitch lounge, experiments in craftiness, and all things fiber.

Tags

inspiration Movember MB by brigid saartje Love Pigeons Catnap stitching serger Manos Maxima The Annex Pansy Maiden Shortcake Scraps One Fund Boston Pearl Bracelet Maritza Soto City by the Sea Ceramics Quilt-A-Long Heather Ross Kim O'Brien Sale Carrie Adams Jenean Morrison guest post Bama Bound Quilts The Orange Owl opening Acadia help Boston General Store kids sewing Handmade Holiday Show Pints n Purls Etsy livingsocial Feelings double gauze Susan Wilson Swans Island American Made Prizes Monta Lertpachin sewing machine handmade fashion week doublegauze Fleur de Fiber double pointed needles Roku Hat panda team gather here Something's Hiding in Here Moda Guest Artist linen core props The Forger aaron bouvier Sara Honeywell 2014 Holiday Market American Hustle Heather Lins flickr Past Rident The Little Hop Shop seam ripper alegria make something socks giveaway Marissa Falco Liz Smith tiny mochi mochi Christina Kosinski Harriet Goodall In the News bootees Donate Briar Rose cynthia rowley Zooguu Loomination silt grey brill Megan Nielsen Sweet Lydia's documentary Architextures Juniper Moon Farm plantain Event Annex kids craft camp flickr pool, Ravelry group, thank you Fashion Camp DPN to boston with love Kitty Kitty Craft yarn Spun Monkey Craft Party bias tape maker service deer and doe bernina Emily Chionchio KnittinK 12 days of Making birch fabrics team gh Rhinofluff Present Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk for Megan Lally to benefit Metastatic Breast Cancer hierro pottery donations Addi Daisy Janie overlock party Enting Fibercraft jersey embroidery pattern disaster relief Gemstone Geometry Calendar bmqg Susan Gibbs Superstorm Sandy sewing machine repair Egg-a-go-go Mimi Kirchner solutions at work 15 Strawberry Lane Community Catreach charley harper charity Cat Dress we are family knitting Boston 10-ply Needle and Spatula patchwork Andover Fabrics manos tutorial Made in Lowell Squam K'Obrien Jewelry grant fiber trunk show Migration Goods Red Cross Donation seed stitch cowl, magnum Cloud 9 Summer Camp constellations Abby Berkson Ceramics washi cat toys socktober New Leaf Kids kid president Quilt for Japan Lush Beads The Uniun Oscars Dirty Water DyeWorks handmade introductions special guest Future Kickstarter Good Stuff Eling Chen Betz White team work Margravine semi-annual addi rockets Raffle Toil and Trouble handcrafted Union Square Chase Studio MME Red Cross, Disaster Relief Crafty Cocktails Debbie Bliss Red Gate Stitchery Classes movies fashion Academy Awards zine War of the Worlds Red Sox Mike Burke handmade holiday Indiegogo quilting bee craft show community quilts for boston What We're Making quilting Joplin Missouri video handkerchief Ryan Johnson embroidery Eling Chang Basketry ignite craft Boston Japan mfa hanky skinny tie costumes panda triplets studio pom pom quarterly Happy Owl Glassworks Noah Dubreuil Virginia Johnson Marathon Monday Mission: Small Business The Spun Monkey Vendor Feature Fiber Camp Basket Weaving The Merriweather Council 12 days of Constellations sidewalk sale By Hand reservations workshop NJStacie Made Visit Your Local Quilt Shop one heart boston SewMaryAnn Fluoro thread follower Cynthia Treen trunk show appliqué holiday party Events knits Thank You emma fritschel Eat Boutique Sarah Coyne Boston Strong Merchant and Mills 5K boston modern quilt guild Lizzy House carla goodwin Liberty Tana Lawn crochet RIPD
Gather Here
sidebar