Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My grad

No not me literally -my baby boy who just graduated Grade 8.  He told me I wasn't allowed to cry, so I didn't. At least not there in front of him. Just like his first day of school I bravely smiled and waved and watched. And then went off by myself to have a little tear session. He's ready -head held high, striding confidently onto his next step in his life's journey.  I'm so proud of him. 

So classy a bow tie and Harris Tweed -does my boy know how to make an appearance or what?  Nest stop high school after a summer of work. He got himself a full time summer job!!!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

One down one to go.......

Love the design -good thing as I have to knit a second one LOL  But if there is enough wool I think I will also knit a hat to match them :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Turtle Power :)

I love turtles -they are so beautiful and serene. Today Lindsay spotted this fellow out on the sidewalk by the bus stop way too close to the road -we carried him back to the creek where he happily swam off :)  He was not very happy with the method of delivery but Lindsay was adamant we were not to touch him!
Anybody know what kind of turtle he is?

New Spindle

This is a Bristlecone Glindle -it is probably one of the most beautiful supported spindles I have ever seen. And boy can it spin - now I need to figure out how to keep up with it!
Can you imagine the hours of work that went into this one of a kind art? Its hand done glass and hand turned wood.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fiber fair = more stash!

You all know what happens when we go to fiber festivals -we come home with more stash - admit it!
In my case besides some other lovely goodies these wonderful fleeces happened to follow me home:

Black Merino from Jim Baldwin -Maggies amazing shearer -the crimp is incredible in this fleece.

And two garbage bags full of lovely grey and white shetland fleece -yummy and very soft!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

My clever crafty daughter

We bought a little craft kit at the dollar store with some cheap felt balls and wooden beads. Lindsay took one look at it and told me she wanted to make her own felt beads. Using the method we perfected to make felted cat toys we made all kids of smaller ones and bought some beads at the local craft store. Viola!
Bling by Lindsay!!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Beuaty in unxepected places

Had to make a pit stop today to pick up supplies for the Air Cadets practice today - went to the big grocery supply store outside of Kingston - industrial area and big grey building -as I was leaving I stopped to tie my shoelaces and there they were.

I don't know what kind of moths they are -but they are stunning. I wonder how many people will walk by the big red pillar and not even see them there.  All I know is I was glad for the moment to see such natural beauty and peaceful creatures.