I have sold yarn since 1971, 27 years as the Yarn Barn in Delaware, Ohio and since 1998 as the Yarn Barn in Andersonville, Virginia. We started the yarnbarn web site as a result of the move to Virginia.
My husband and I purchased a commercial building in Andersonville and the house next door. They were both built in the late 1700s, added to in the late 1800s, and modernized at various times over the last 200 years. We have been taking both buildings back closer to the original structures and remodeling to meet our style of living. We have planted a small orchard, a large garden, added many flower beds, and are now beginning to enjoy the "fruits" of all the labor!
The move to a more rural location allowed me more time to devote to writing knitting patterns: Amplitudes patterns for larger women and more general patterns under the Maltitudes label.
We moved to be closer to our grandchildren, Faith, Braedon, and twins Ryan and Nathan. They moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2014. Faith is now attending James Madison University.
Our activities in the area: I have been a master gardener in the Fluvanna County group. We both sing in a church choir in Farmville and the Commonwealth Chorale in Farmville; belong to the Buckingham Historical Society [they are reconstructing an early 1800 village with donated buildings from the area]; and belong to the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce.