Friday, December 30, 2011

Litters in the barn -babies everywhere!

Here's some of the presents Santa brought to me -a lovely litter of French angoras and a fat and chubby bunch of American Chinchillas. And of course my own baby snuggled safe and warm with her buddy Dutch guarding her.

HUGS all

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stopped by a friends today

She has taken up rug hooking - I want her to teach me or in the spirit of the season let me take this spectacular rug home with me ;)
Its beautiful in its simplicity - I hate to think how many hours of time this took for her to do it though.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy solstice!~~

The food is put away for the winter,
the crops are set aside to feed us,
the cattle are come down from their fields,
and the sheep are in from the pasture.
The land is cold, the sea is stormy, the sky is gray.
The nights are dark, but we have our family,
kin and clan around the hearth,
staying warm in the midst of darkness,
our spirit and love a flame
a beacon burning brightly
in the night.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday spinning

This week in the mail was a secret Santa present this week from somebody who knows I love to spin. Today I spun up the lovely superwash merino that was in the box :)   4 ounces now waiting to be washed and the knit up.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa came early

And brought me sparkly little satin angora babies all tucked down in a warm little nest -there are 9 to first time mommy Arwen and daddy Twister. :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Gratification as a fibre artist :)

I attended the amazing and fun Plowshares show in Syracuse this past weekend. Beside having great food and music all weekend long I got to hang out with Maggie -aka Wonder Woman!!
We even got time to spin together !! Me on my spindle and her on her beautiful Robin wheel.
 We rocked it all weekend long and both of us were very proud of our accomplishments of the weekend :) The best compliment I got paid was a lady looking over one of my angora yarn skeins for $80 and telling me "its worth that for your time and skill alone" -boy does that make a spinner feel good !!!!
HUGs all I'm off to play on the spinning wheel again!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sweater project

I love the slubbiness of this yarn and the glow of the fibre is just magical :) This sweater pattern just seemed a perfect match~
Maggie makes the BEST rovings!!! And they are so easy to spin! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Best Christmas Display at the Mall

Thought these were awesome and very lifelike!  Wanted to take one home with me but they don't produce spinnable fleece LOL

Friday, November 18, 2011

More angora yarn

100% Angora yarn awaiting a knitter with ideas LOL

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another mans trash = this Spinners new treasure

Can you believe this...Its stunning and just the perfect height for a spinners stool. So it's my new treasure and cost nothing -it was sitting on the curb with a Free sign.

Happy Spinning ahead!!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Spinning = Happiness

Doesn't matter how upset or flustered or rushed I am - if I can spin all is right with my world.  The fibre flows through the fingers taking with it all the bad stuff and leaving only good happy feelings. Unless I'm forced to use synthetics or cotton but we will not go there LOL
Wool, angora, mohair, cashmere, silk all are wonderful and fun to spin!
Here's some of the latest -warm, cheerful and glowing with colour!

 And here is the next lot waiting, calling my name .............I could just sit and spin for hours lost in the feeling of it all. Too bad housework and other work is calling me away. But a quick fondle of fibre before I go. SQUEEZE and SNIFF AHHHHHHH Wool.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

My beautiful daughter

She is so darn cute in the morning all bright and bubbly and ready to go to school NOT! But she does have the most stunning eyes and when she smiles she is wonderful!
She is independent and clever and oh so smart too!!!  And very very creative especially when it comes to crafts.
Love you baby girl!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Working working working

I am working on yarn and finished projects for a variety of events coming up soon :)
Here's some samples:
 Black mohair and merino/silk trimming with a matching scarf! White angora and some merino wool for shape.

Back off girls -he's still my baby!!

But oh is he tall and handsome and so darn cute!
Here he is going to the Air Cadets dance Saturday night. Every girls dream a knight for the damsel in distress.
Brave and valiant and noble too.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Crowds at Rhinebeck

We can play where's Waldo -or in this case where is Kim and Maggie LOL

My new sweater

My dear friend Sally sent me this AMAZING gift!!! A handknit sweater that fits me sooo perfectly and I LOVE the colours!
I feel so special that somebody made me something this magnificent!

A critter at Rhinebeck

Any guesses as to what he is?

Back from Rhinebeck

What can I say beyond WOW!!! What a great weekend. Daryl and I drove down Thursday - Friday we cruised through Hyde Park and toured the amazing VanderBuilt mansion there. Saturday and Sunday we spend load of fun time with all the people who make this so great Maggie, her daughter Mia, loads of bunny friends and a special delivery to a fellow Ravelry friend Vicki from Texas who got her yellow wheel.
Beautiful scenery, fantastic food and best of all friends! What more could a girl need!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Garden bounty

I'm seeing lots and lots of lovely pots of soup and other goodies in my future :)  MMMMMMMMMM

Monday, October 03, 2011

My father in laws new hobby

My father in law is a supremely talented woodturner and woodworker. I asked him when he started if he could make a drop spindle -several incarnations later this is his latest creation. Its pure Purpleheart wood and is actually that amazing colour. And this thing spins forever with a flick of the wrist. He's making more for me to sell for him. This is if I can be parted from them LOL

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Looking back....Looking ahead

A long time ago in a little church 2 crazy kids started walking the long road together. 16 years later they are still walking together hand in hand.
You are my always -yesterday, today and forever!
Love you baby - Happy 16th!!!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nasty bunnies

Nasty wicked little tricksy bunnies -weeess  hatessss themmmm. No not really but somebody was asking me how you could eat these cute little guys -this is how.  These were some 12 week old meat bunnies not my sweet cuddly angoras.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


My friend Maggie who graciously allows me to share some of her booth space is amazing!~! She works full time -special ed with highly challenging students, runs her farm, make the most amazing soaps, tote bags and to lust after wool to spin!  She's also an award winning photographer and and a fabulous spinner!

She's the gal I want to be in the trenches with when things go bad!

Now there is no living with me LOL

So I went with Maggie  to the Fingerlakes Fiber Festival in Hemlock Ny and entered some skeins and my shrug into their skein and garment competition -and ....... I WON!!!!!!

I got:

1st and 2nd place spindle spun yarn
1st and 2nd place Singles
1st Place Handspun and Knit Item
5th place Dyed Yarn

and 2nd place in the Special Awards catagory Most Painterly Use of Fiber -and won $75!!!!!

Between than and now being called the Goddess of the Canadas -there is no living with me LOL

Here's the pictures