Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A lasting tribute of LOVE and fiber

Well its finished and its beautiful. I figured after almost 16 years of picking long black dog hair out of everything I'd never want to see any dog fur again that scamper is gone I realized what a treasure her fur was. Here is here last underwool (combed out the day she passed) in the centre of my new beret. Surrounded by underwool I gathered from her younger days and finished off with copper satin angora. I treasured her and now I have this lasting gift I'll wear for years to come -and its perfect for these darn COLD Canadian days!

I loved the pattern so much we made two angora berets as well -and the first customer who came in the door today bought BOTH!!! She says her nieces will love having their own BUNNY hats!

A good day!

Zippy ;)

Well I finally figured out what to do with all the leftover angora yarn I have from larger projects -Zippy the bunny (grin)
Zippy is handspun matts/tangles and blending angora (in his case lilac satin angora) all done up just in time for Easter. Some glass buttons finshed him off and I think he's adorable!

Yarn done!!

We'll I've been busy -spinning and knitting and here's some finished work :)
First up the yarns:

Chaos Yarn -fiber provided by Bundaflicka Farms - in a word WONDERFUL - soft soft soft and the colours are amazing. Maggie Blends angora, mohair, llama and Blue faced leicester all from her own animals and it is beautiful. Her website can be found at:

Locks of Love -black Shetland from Kalwa Taure shetands blended with dyed mohair locks from the stash pile dyed by the dye wizard himself Jared. Tammy raises some beautiful shetlands here in Ontario - Ilove her fiber for my drop spindle classes -soft and lofty and so easy to spin! Tammy's website is:

Angora and Silk Sundae - angora from our own flock, blended with silk -mmmm silk and a hint of wool and then pastel dyed -the glow is amazing!
All the angoras got a haircut early this year and there is lots of raw fiber here if anybody is looking!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day to all the loves in our lives

Walk with me, the path of life,
to explore every bend of the road
Enjoy with me the beauty of life,
along its wonderful way

Find comfort with me, in each other's arms,
when grief crosses our path
Find strength with me, in each other's strength,
when despair lies in wait

Laugh with me, a single true laugh,
to enlighten another's distress
Cry with me, a single true tear,
to understand true happiness

Cherish with me, the wonders of life,
as they need to be preserved
Rejoice with me, in the mysteries,
of what is yet to be

Find peace with me, in each other's souls,
when the world has gone insane
Find love with me, in each other's hearts,
until this life has been fulfilled

And when the path comes to an end
I hope we can say from within
We've known the beauty of true love,
our love came from within

Friday, February 08, 2008

Darn Camera malfunction

Well after a meeting today for Daryl and the diability board (he was accepted thank the lord) we headed out to the barn where the rabbits live for a break. I got to see the 8 new satin angoras that are just two weeks old and oh my gosh sooo beautiful. There are three broken reds, two broken torts and 5 different shades of tort in the solids-the rufus modifers are all over the place on these guys. Love it!
I took pictures but it was too cold and the camera batteries didn't hold out. Darn it -the broken torts are AMAZING!!!
We headed out for a "date" as both the kids were in school and had a good old time at the A&W. We talked about the future -Daryl is going to re-train as a machinist -he's so good with tools and loves to build. The good thing is he won't have to work over his head as he does now which is one of the biggest hardships for him. He qualifies as a 2nd year apprentice as a machinist so fingers crossed will be back on the job after a few months off to rest. In the meantime we'll be living on love -unless I get a call back from the job I applied for (garden centre/hydroponic growers) are looking for an office staff personel - they grow year-round organic vegetables and I think it would be awesome to work there :)
Best thing is my baby is feeling better already -his condition is not fun to deal with and stress makes it even worse. He has Myasthenia gravis which can be treated but not easily. He requires twice a month IV treatment at the hospital as well as a range of pills daily. Not fun for a man who is always active.
But we're moving forward not looking back -life is too precious to waste a second.
HUGS to all

Saturday, February 02, 2008

A fox in the yard :)

Today as we were cleaning up after the lastest dumping of snow we came out to a really neat sight. A young fox hunting mice in our front yard - as long as he stays out of the rabbit shed he is more than welcome here! And as long as Java(chief patroller and protector of all) doesn't see it. She's become VERY protective of all that is hers.
We were enjoying the bright sunshine after all the darkness lately -Daryl is off work till further notice -his thyroid condition has been acting severely out of whack and between the meds and the doctors appointments it has been too much for him We have an appointment on Friday with the doctor to discuss options -Daryl thinks he'd like to go back to school and train for something less physical but for now its probably disability for him and back to work for me :) Prayers are more than welcome.
Jared came home from school and has been showing us all Yoga that he's taking at recess on Thursdays - breathing exercises are especially good -everybody take a deep breath and smile (ahhhhhh)