Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008 -Hello 2009

So here we stand at the cusp of another year. We're still here thank you lord. Still together and still a family. We have added new chairs at the family table and watched as others were pushed in to sit empty. Life has changed and shaped us all differently. Daryl continues to work as an auto technician -the love of his lifes work, he has suffered with health concerns and come back swinging. He is still a devoted father and husband and loves coaching Jared's baseball team.
I still obcesses over fibre and bunnies, two passions that will never die -and I thank god daily for a understnading husband who allows me my hobbies. I watch my children grow daily and change to become two very unique and different people. Jared is thriving in his new school enviornment and Lindsay is well Lindsay a true Diva in all worrds and actions.
We thank you all for your friendship and support this year and hope to continue along this twisted path we call life. You all help make our daily lives brighter.
So as we open the door to allow the old year to slip out into the universe and the new year with all its bright promise to sneak in -we offer you this blessings and bright days to you all. And if the rain and darkness comes know that we are only a thought away.

HUGS all!

We're still striving for the sky
No taste for humble pie
Thanks for all your generous love
And thanks for all the fun

There's no hurry anymore
When all is said and done

Monday, December 29, 2008


Brianne has wanted a purple hat from Aunt Kim for some time now. And well as much as I hate to dye angora -she's so darn cute! So we made a little hat complete with tassle and ear flaps for the missie. And she is so worth it.

On the bunny front 6 new white satin angoras made safe arrival on Boxing Day :) Mom is so funny and so protective. Dad is unimpressed with the whole idea and has already started making eyes at other women. hmmmm. French Angoras are due on January 4th.

Everybunny in the Barn Hat

Yeah pictures!!!! And here to model both my new picture ability and to highlight our new "Everybunny in the barn" hat is Brianne -my willing sidekick and resident model. These hats contain random fibre from the rabbits gathered over the year. So far we have sold three of them :) I also did items with a picture of the bunny who provided the fibre for an item. People love the personal touch and to know about "their" bunny. But sometimes when we're cleaning brushing there is just a little bit so into the storage bag it goes until there is enough for me to spin.
I love the idea of using up every scrap of angora that comes off the rabbits. With the price of grain its a necessity. $20 a bag this morning -OUCH!!
HUGS all~~

Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa brought me a new computer :)

HURRAY!!!!! Boxing Day special it is but Kim is one happy camper. Now to hook up the digital camera and software and be abel to download pictures anew. Christmas also brought me 6 sparking white satin angora babies from Spanish Oaks Igloo bred to HH's White Knight. Can it get any better than that. Java too was spoiled by Santa who brought her a bucket of milk bones ot share with her boyfriend Zigi. Kids got more toys than they know what to do with and some much needed new clothing. Daryl is happily rocking out to Guitar Hero on the Wii.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!!!!

Hey all:

Just a quick note to wish you all a Happy Holiday, happy Solstice and Merry Christmas!!! In whatever way you celebrate the holidays may you and yours be blessed and happy in the new year to come. We are so thankful for all of oyu who are a part of the tapestry that is our life!!!

Blessing upon you all
Kim and crew

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2009 International Year of Natural Fibers!!!!

FAO welcomes UN Resolution on International Year of Natural Fibres 2009
Another contribution towards Millennium Development Goals
21 December 2006, Rome - Yesterday’s UN General Assembly decision declaring 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibres will contribute to the Millennium Development Goals by further developing the efficiency and sustainability of these agricultural industries that employ millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries, according to FAO.

The UN decision follows a request by the biennial Conference of FAO in November 2005.

Millions of people around the world, among them some of the poorest people in some of the poorest countries, depend on the production and processing of natural fibres for their livelihood. Natural fibres contribute to food security and economic development for these farmers.

To raise awareness

The International Year of Natural Fibres will raise consumer awareness of natural fibres and strengthen demand for natural fibre products, improving the livelihoods of the farmers who produce them and revenues for countries that export them, says FAO. At the same time, promoting the use of natural fibres will enhance the environment.

The wide range of natural fibres includes cotton, wool, jute, flax, silk, sisal, coconut fibre and many others. Some are produced from plants, others from animals, and they are used in clothing and other consumer goods, as well as in industrial applications. Virtually every country in the world produces some natural fibres.

According to FAO, there is almost no limit to the type of activities that might form part of the International Year of Natural Fibres. Fashion shows, exhibitions, conferences, production of TV documentaries and books, and competitions for schoolchildren could all be developed in the many countries expected to take part.

Under the general guidance of an International Steering Committee, FAO would be the coordinator of activities in the Year of Natural Fibres, with many activities being undertaken by partner organizations. FAO is now seeking funding from donor countries and organizations to finance activities in support of the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Funny how the simple things in life make us smile

Yesterday I had my 2 year old niece for the day which means no spinning -Brianne has a nasty habit of "helping" Aunt Kim by unwinding all the spun yarn on the bobbin :) So
we had a playdoh play date. funny how the smell and texture brings back so many happy childhood memories. We made shapes, bake cakes and shaped fabulous creatures.

Today Jared's first Christmas present arrived PR Tier a stunningly beautiful argente De'Brun doe. Sparky is already puffing himself up and looking oh so studly. How I wished the camera worked!! Take a dark rich chocolate rabbit and sprinkle it liberally with silver frosting and you have Tier. He's so happy and so am I! I didn't want him to lose his passion for rabbits.

Hope everybody is snug and warm!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My computer hates me

I have decided my computer has been taken over by evil monkies. I cannot do any word processing, open any instant messenger or download any picture from my camera. I have virus scanned twice and nothing comes up. think it is just dying a slow death. Maybe Santa will fix my computer for Christmas???
In the meantime things are moving along here. I finished my hats and scarves and delivered them last night to the guild meeting. I'm now going to start spinning some fibre again and work on a new design I have in mind using another bag of Maggies Farm Mother Earth fibre grab bag :) Hope it turns out as well as the first one.
Kids are counting down the days till Christmas and Jared is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a girlfriend for Sparky our rescue Argente De'Brun. Yes Sparky is staying -and we've tracked down a girlfriend for him from the original breeder. He's thrilled Jared saved Sparky from his fate.
Its bitterly cold here -14 this morning so of course this means I have baby bunnies due!! I'm hoping for a white Christmas -love the snow but could do without the bitter winds that accompany it. Somebody (aka Java sucky baby of the universe) now has to have a sweatshirt to go out in -its too cold for her otherwise or so I have been informed!
HUGS to all!!! Can't add any pictures till the computer gets better.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Happy Birthday to the Greatest love of my life!

Today is my darling hubby's b-day. My best friend, love, rock and more turns 36. He's such a baby compared to me (laugh) I sometimes refer to him as my boy-toy :)
He's the man I always dreamed of but never thought I'd find. He just had to convince me of it that was all. We've been married 13 wonderful years. I pray for many more years together on this path we call life. Here he is with the kids indulging in one of his favorite hobbies paintball. Hey how many husbands and wives have dreamed of shoot each other in the butt :)
Love you darling today and always.