Thursday, April 28, 2011

April showers...

bring May flowers or so the saying goes? So far we have had so much rain I figure when the flowers finally grow I'll be living in the rain forest! Raining again today with high winds too. Not much use going outside to try to clean up the messes so good day to work on some in the house projects.  Hmm can't do dishes -cat in sink, llaudry hamper has dog sleeping in it -better not disturb him, vacumn and watch dos run around the house in terror NAHHH. Oh well guess I'd better spin some more yarn ;)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Meet Calisto

Here's the other lucky now named bunny "Calisto" -she is a stunning black satin doe who will also be staying here at Rocky Meadow Rabbits.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Name Winners :)

Kids have chosen not one but twonames as they pointed out we have another unnamed rabbit in the barn :)

The new satin girl is now Awen
the other winner is Calisto.

Can the winners contact me and we'll get the prizes out asap!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I need a Name!!!

I am stunning and beautiful :) I am an opal satin angora doe and need a name? Please post your best suggestion in the comments -winner will recieve their choice of:

Infinkit Gauntlet pattern with 50/50 merino/silk yarn
Custom blended batt containing wool/angora/silk and sparkle!

Winner will be announced next week!!!

A Teenager in the House

It's official. Jared turned 13 today. I'm asking for a recount -how could it be that long already.  From the moment I laid eyes of him I was helplessly in love with him. He is bright, caring and so darn smart. He is also stubborn and opinionated and a bottomless pit when it comes to pizza.
Happy 13th Jared and welcome to your next step on the road to adulthood!
We love you always!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Finished Cardi-Shrug

Here it is :) Its Polwarth Fleece from Treenway Silks - dyed, spun and knit by hand. Finished with sheep's horn buttons of course. It was leftover dyes from Jared's one of a kind rovings. I am in LOVE!!!

An ambitious new spinning/knitting project

Am finishing up my cropped cardigan this week and am already looking at another project :) Here's what I want to knit with handspun yarn and sheeps horn buttons. It could take awhile to spin the approx 3000 yards needed to complete it though.
Here's the question coloured or natural? Any suggestions or comments greatly welcome!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Button mad

So Daryl and his dad have been makine me sheep's horn buttons. They are incredible and I am in love.

Its so neat to see something that people once did as common practice made new once again. To me it completes the whole use fo the sheep and its amazing products.  I can't wait to finish my knitting project and pick out the "perfect buttons" to go with it!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dreaming of spring

16 years ago when Daryl and I had out long awaited honeymoon we went to Holland to visit family and friends. I will never forget how GREEN everything was and the flowers! Tulips everywhere like big swatches of colour laid out like a quilt.  I can still see it all -its keeping me going during this grey and muddy spring that we are having here.
HUGS all

Friday, April 08, 2011

Happy Birthday to my one and Only Dad!!!

To the man who has been my measure of what a man should be and the kind of man I wanted to marry Happy Happy Birthday and many many more!!!!!  There are so many words to describe you but Incredible is the best one :) I love you always!!!!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

The new girl to come to Rocky Meadow

This is Bonnwill's Sienna 90+ %German -she arriving next week to Rocky Meadow Rabbits -she's bred to Dark Starz's Healthcliff (chestnut) 90+% German. I'm hoping for another high producing fibre line from her in colours.
She's currently sucking up to my dear friend Julianna who is bringing her to the Port Hope fibre gathering next Saturday. Can't wait to see her and the rabbit too ;)

Oh spring where art thou???

Grass is brown, bulbs are trying to make their way up, skys are predominately grey. Its April can I please have spring now???  Please?? The darn squirrels dug up my bulbs so I see them peeking here and there in the grass.  I'm hoping Easter will show its beautiful spring colours of green, pinks, yellows and blues for me -but look there I found a little spring frog!! LOL
Upside we got back test results today from the latest skin biopsy on yours truly -no signs of the bad cells that were in the shoulder lump of two year ago. This one was removed from the left hip so its good its not everywhere.
HUGS all

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

My handsome new boyfriend

So we got the new puppy a week ago -long enough for him to decide who he wants to be with ME :) Or Java -he's a ladies man thats for sure. If he's not with me I can find him snuggled down with his girlfriend . Only thing is I cannot get a picture of them as Java runs everytime I break out the camera -I keep telling her she's not going to get stuffed into a costume LOL. Here's a picture of the new fellow though. He reminds me of Maggie's Izzy -loves to be with people and LOVES snuggling down at bedtime under the covers.  How they do not suffocate or get squished at night is beyond me.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Lovely ladies

.Here's RM's Juliett -white satin angora and RM's Moxie -broken chocolate french angora fresh off the show circuit and ready for their first haircuts :) I'm waiting axiously to get spinning this lovely fibre!