Monday, December 31, 2007

2007-the last post of the year :)

Well as 2007 rolls to a close we take a minute to look back on another year the Lord has given us. Daryl and I are still here together (thank you lord), Jared and Lindsay continue to grow and thrive and we are daily struck with how blessed we are.
We continue to grow as a family together as the days go by. We have suffered the lose of several of those near and dear to us but have welcomed new lives into the ever growing circle we call family and friends.

Life as always threw curves some full of joy -full nestobxes of healthy bunnies, wonderful new fiber opportunities, Jared's triumphant baseball career start, Lindsay growing and changing daily and chances to go places we had never seen but also speedbumps on the way Daryl's health concerns and Jareds learning disabilities but we know we will somehow weather the storm together.

As I sit here listening to the raidio this song came on somehow it brought it all together. So as 2007 prepares to leave us and 2008 awaits with all its wonder and mysteries I leave you with this:

We are born one fine day
Children of God on our way
Mama smiles daddy cries
Miracle before their eyes
They protect us til were of age
Through it all love remains

Boy moves and takes a bride
She stands faithful by his side
Tears and sweat they build a home
Raise a family of their own
They share joy they share pain
Through it all love remains

Kingdoms come and go they dont last
Before you know the future is the past
In spite if whats been lost
Whats been gained we are
Living proof love remains

I dont know baby what I'd do
On this earth without you
We all live we all die
But the end is not goodbye
Seasons come, and seasons change
But through it all, love remains.

An eternal burning flame,
Hope lives on, and love remains.

Happy 2008!!!! May you know all the joys life has to offer you and through it all may you all know you are loved! Blessings on you all!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Helping a friend out Booksale :)


A friend of mine is trying to downsize her books before making a big move and has asked me to help :) As she sorts through the piles we'll be posting the books here and on yahoogroups to try to raise some funds for her.
Thans for checking it out!

The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery by Mildred
Graves Ryan
More than 1400 Illustrations and 1000 entries =-
Bargello, crewel, Crochet, Embroidering,
Knitting, Macreme, Needlepoint, Rugmaking, Sewing
and Tatting
USED $15

WEaving is Creative
The Weaver Controlled Weaves
268 pages, many photos-some in color.
Jean Wilson

Swedish Hand Weaving
Weaving Patterns by Malin Selander
Publisher: Wezata Forlag
Goteborg, Sweden : Wezata Forlag, 1959.
A complete guide. 128 pages. Illus. with
black/white photographs,
drawings and colour plates..
First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair.
USED $75

A Twill of Your Choice
Color and weave effect twills on two to eight
harnesses with computer drawdowns
Paul R. O'Connor
USED $65

The Urban Knitter
Lily M. Chin
a new generation of contemporary designs and
creative inspiration
NEW $10

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Feeling blue -not too much going on

Today was just a blah day we had welcomed 13 beautiful german kits to the barn a week ago and today went out to find their mother in a fit of I don't know what had killed all of them. Then had a meeting at the school to find out Jared has been diagnosed as being severely learning disabled especially when it comes to reading (well duh I've been pushing since grade one to have him properly evaluted) -the principals solution ship him away to a Developmental school -NOT!~ We're now looking at alternatives that will keep him home here with us where he belongs! The B***ch had the nerve to insinuate it would be a better enviornment for him. I told her that it could not be better than a loving home with two parents who were commited to help him reach his full potential in life. I wanted to reach across the table and smack this woman -she has no children of her own btw and is very cold -can you tell I'm not fond of her?
Coming home I decided to just sit on the couch and try to wrap my head around these things when Java had a better thought. Funny how that makes us all feel better to have unconditional love. We're heading out for a walk in the snow.

Happy Holidays all -may tomrrow be brighter! And may the darn rabbits grow some brians - I need more fibre!!! LOL

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Happy B-day to the love of my life!!!

Well I am technically a day late -but I was busy celebrating with my hubby :) Yesterday the love of my life turned 35. Daryl the best hubby and father in the world -well at last according to me -my opinion is of course heavily biased LOL
but let me tell you men like Daryl and few and far between. Hardworking, loving and giving is my hubby and so tolerant of his wifes crazy endeavours involving fibre and rabbits!

We spent the afternoon and evening at Upper Canada Village for their Allight at Night. We had a romantic carriage ride for two around the village pulled by a beautiful team of matched black Canadian mares Maggie and Fancy and their driver Bill. Bill proudly told us that these girls were the "best" team ever bred at the farm itself. We were surprised to find all animals at the Village are bred and raised there and even spend their retirement at the Village farm down the road. All breeds are "heritage breeds" and are native to Canada. They raise sheep, cattle, hogs, chickens and geese as well there. Very cool! The village also ruins a working woolen mill and grist mill that they sell the products from -of course I loaded up on stone ground flour and wool for spinning (grin)
Finishing it off was a gift basket to take home of fresh baked bread, cheese and sparkling cider all made at the village itself -delicious. Afterwards we had a romantic dinner for two. It was a night we both enjoyed and will talk about for many years to come. The weather even co-operated clear but cold -perfect for snuggling.

Happy B-day Baby - I love you!!!!! I hope and pray for many many more years together with you -you are my knight in shining armour and the other half of my soul.