ChainedChrysalis ⋅

Mama to 5 kids. Wife of 16 years and going on. Childrens photographer. Classic DIYer. Simplistic living, old fashioned, bunny owner. Bipolar, anxiety, autoimmune disorder. Gentle soul, seeking kindness and love. Slow down living, farm life, summer loving landlocked mermaid.

The devil asked how i knew my way through the halls of hell. I replied. I do not need a map for the path i know so well.

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Me- We gotta save up money and get a house ASAP. Im dying staying with family. Also me. Tour de fleece starts in like 2 weeks. ORDER ALL THE WOOL! Reality me. Ive got like 10 lbs of alpaca, 4 l...


Im spinning silk for the first time today.. I wanted to share some photos. To the right is my normal sport weight wool. To the left is silk… This is The FIRST time, In fact i have video of cast...


Ive been needing to write but havent really had the push to do it. Im exhausted still and it makes me just veg out. No amount of sleep helps this tired. I ate some fresh beef from Angus tonight,...


May 25, 2020

One step closer in Bittersweet

You know that person you want to be. Every step you take, make sure you are taking one step closer to her (him). Setbacks happen. But you have to look forward and make sure EVERY step is moving c...


While not ALL of my veggies are producing fruit yet, my herbs are going amazingly and im starting to harvest for dinner! Farm fresh sketti! 3 lbs hamburger ( from Angus the cow we have been eat...


Almost sounds like a cheesy romance novel :D But actually it is just that. We are getting the first real rain on the house all year. We had maybe 3 small snowfalls all winter and no rain till tod...


May 23, 2020

Blog sites? in Bittersweet

I want to make a blog that is more public. Where i can attract and teach more about my fiber arts to people who are searching for that information. Not that i would stop writing here, but more li...


Black beans are soaking. I actually got red beans too and was going to soak those to see what happens. Someone best eat all these beans or i wasted 4 dollars on the beans? lol. I wont cry. But ma...


I have NOT done this one. This is from a friend who dyes with natural dye and i want to try it as soon as i get black beans! Small bag of dried beans. Put them in a large glass jar, Fill with h...


So silk is an interesting fiber. For one its from the cocoon of silk moths. Mine is from Mulberry silk worms which primarily eat mulberry leaves. I ordered silk lap as its called which are huge s...


Steak & Chicken Hibachi Ingredients Jasmine Rice 2 NY Strip Steaks (diced) 4 large boneless-skinless chicken thighs(diced) 1 large zucchini 2 large carrots 1 medium sized yellow onion 1 smal...


May 14, 2020

Sweet 16 in Bittersweet

My oldest son B turns 16 today. Its hard to think of having a child as old as 16 when i havent had one yet lol. Every time he gets older it almost surprises me as to how he keeps getting older! ...


I almost miss my farm in Alaska. In a way i had more to do there. Here Ive got… city living re-imagined lol. I had my critter chores, my garden chores, house crap. I almost miss it all. I miss th...


May 09, 2020

Broken in Bittersweet

My 8 year old L was playing on the hoverboard. After being told several times not to play in the house on it. So he falls. hits the table on the way down. Broke his arm really well. The bones are...


May 08, 2020

The mask ordeal in Bittersweet

Im making masks and have sold a couple. Im going super cheap on them because its hard enough having to wear them in so many stores… I had to go to costco ( only place with my stupid dog food) so ...


Every night after 8 i start on the masks lol. I had my sisters friend drop off crown bags and ask me for masks. They are tight. hard to cut that fabric lol. And then the dick fabric. I had to hav...


May 05, 2020

The only contest in Bittersweet

So i do one photo contest a year. Its free, its anonymous and its voted on by the public. Meaning you can go spend HOURS voting like me haha. There are a ton of categories and you pick your fav o...


Few 5 week old photos. with their portable AC units. They are in heaven. they are debating if they should make an escape. Bonus of domino! and harmony and 11 day old hybrids.


This isnt one of those. stroke my ego things. Seriously not trying to stoke my ego. I was asked to do two awesome projects! First one, i knit and crochet and spin an all that stuff. I signed on ...


It really makes sense to me. How a person who is hurt or broken inside will seek out and try to hurt other people. Im not sure if they do it because it makes them feel something? Even cruelty. Im...


Ive got someone after me to start an actual blog about my yarn and wool working because she says i have a fun way of talking and engaging that makes people relate to me. I suppose i can be when t...


So i ended up making my trip this weekend… 900 miles ONE WAY. Not shitting you lol. I literally drove 900 miles in a day. Slept for a few hours and 900 miles home. 900 miles is 12 hours. So thats...


wee choco tort. Its a buck The size difference between the buck and doe here! day one of the german hybrids.


My newest wool seeds are here. These are 3/4 german, 1/4 french. F2. Dad is F1 ( generation) half german half french. Although he has sheen in him so there is some satin SOMEWHERE. So the babies...


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